With the FDA approval of Novartis AG’s Isturisa (osilodrostat), an oral treatment for adults with Cushing’s disease, Recordati SpA, of Milan, is planning its U.S. market launch for the second or third quarter of this year. Recordati, which acquired Isturisa’s worldwide rights from Novartis in October for $390 million, expects sales to peak at $100 million annually.
“For those of us who believe in a free market, it is really important that the market works well,” FDA Commissioner Stephen Hahn said March 9 at a public workshop on ensuring a U.S. biologic marketplace that includes sustainable biosimilar and interchangeable competition.
Neuronetics Inc., of Malvern, Pa., has won U.S. FDA breakthrough device designation for its Neurostar transcranial magnetic stimulation (TMS) device for the treatment of patients with drug-resistant bipolar depression. The news comes as the company reported a strong fourth quarter for 2019, with revenue up 11% year-over-year to $17.4 million.
LONDON – Ibex Medical Analytics is preparing for commercial rollout in Europe after receiving CE-IVD marking for its artificial intelligence (AI) decision support system for automated interpretation of prostate cancer biopsies. Galen Prostate, trained on more than 60,000 samples from multiple institutions, is intended to give a second opinion on digitized slides, following initial assessment by a pathologist.
PERTH, Australia – After more than three years of consultations, Australia’s Therapeutic Goods Administration (TGA) finally has unveiled a new regulatory framework for custom-made and 3D-printed devices that aligns with international standards.
Aerin Medical Inc., an Austin, Texas-based company focused on minimally invasive solutions for chronic nasal conditions, has won U.S. FDA clearance for the Rhinaer Stylus to treat chronic rhinitis. The Rhinaer procedure can be performed under a local anesthetic in an ear, nose and throat (ENT) physician’s office, with no incisions and minimal discomfort.
PERTH, Australia – The FDA granted Melbourne-based Neuren Pharmaceuticals Ltd. and San Diego, California-based Acadia Pharmaceuticals Inc. a rare pediatric disease designation for trofinetide for treatment of Rett syndrome, a rare neurodevelopmental congenital central nervous system disorder.