Beigene Ltd.’s PARP inhibitor, pamiparib, won conditional approval from China’s National Medical Products Administration for treating patients with germline BRCA mutation-associated recurrent advanced ovarian, fallopian tube or primary peritoneal cancer who have been treated with two or more lines of chemotherapy.
If the FDA follows the advice of its Oncologic Drugs Advisory Committee (ODAC), both Keytruda and Tecentriq will remain on the U.S. market, for the time being, with accelerated approval as first-line treatments for certain patients with advanced or metastatic urothelial carcinoma. The committee voted 5-3 April 28 to recommend continuing accelerated approval for Merck & Co. Inc.’s Keytruda (pembrolizumab) and 10-1 for maintaining the accelerated approval of the Roche Group’s Tecentriq (atezolizumab) until the final data come in from a confirmatory trial that’s expected to be completed next year.
TORONTO – Perimeter Medical Imaging Inc. has been awarded an FDA breakthrough device designation for a machine learning medical platform it said drives ultra-high-resolution, real-time imaging of breast cancer. Data collected from multiple pathology labs in Texas this past year were fed through the optical coherence tomography (OCT) imaging system which now is at the stage where its Imgassist artificial intelligence (AI)-based algorithms can be tested.