Category: Asia

April 13, 2022 Off

Bayer receives approval for precision oncology treatment Vitrakvi in China

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The Center of Drug Evaluation (CDE) of China’s National Medical Products Administration (NMPA) approved Bayer’s larotrectinib, under the brand name Vitrakvi, for the treatment of adult and pediatric patients with advanced solid tumors that harbor a Neurotrophic Tyrosine Receptor Kinase (NTRK) gene fusion. NTRK gene fusions should be identified by a sufficiently validated test.

April 10, 2022 Off

Junshi Biosciences and Coherus Present Results of Phase 3 Study of Toripalimab in First Line Treatment of Recurrent or Metastatic Nasopharyngeal Carcinoma at 2022 AACR Annual Meeting

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Shanghai Junshi Biosciences Co., Ltd (“Junshi Biosciences”, HKEX: 1877; SSE: 688180) and Coherus BioSciences, Inc. (“Coherus”) have announced the results of the prespecified final progression-free survival (“PFS”) analysis and the interim overall survival (“OS”) analysis of the JUPITER-02 study (NCT03581786), a pivotal Phase 3 trial in first-line treatment of recurrent or metastatic nasopharyngeal carcinoma (“NPC”).

April 3, 2022 Off

Junshi Biosciences Announces FDA Approval of Investigational New Drug Application for Anti-CD112R Monoclonal Antibody for Treatment of Advanced Solid Tumors

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Shanghai Junshi Biosciences Co., Ltd (“Junshi Biosciences,” HKEX: 1877; SSE: 688180), a innovation-driven biopharmaceutical company dedicated to the discovery, development, and commercialization of novel therapies, has announced that the U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA) has approved its Investigational New Drug (IND) application for its anti-CD112R monoclonal antibody (TAB009/JS009) for the treatment of advanced solid tumors.

March 28, 2022 Off

Xenpozyme (olipudase alfa) Approved in Japan, First and Only Approved Therapy Indicated to Treat Acid Sphingomyelinase Deficiency

By Dino Mustafić

The Japanese Ministry of Health, Labor, and Welfare (MHLW) has granted marketing authorization for Xenpozyme (olipudase alfa) for the treatment of adult and pediatric patients with non-central nervous system (non-CNS) manifestations of acid sphingomyelinase deficiency (ASMD), a rare, progressive, and potentially life-threatening genetic disease.

March 18, 2022 Off

Gamifant Approved in China for the Treatment of Primary HLH

By Dino Mustafić

Sobi has announced that the National Medical Products Administration of China (NMPA) has approved Gamifant (emapalumab) for use in China. The indication is for treatment of adult and paediatric (newborn and older) patients with primary haemophagocytic lymphohistiocytosis (HLH) with refractory, recurrent or progressive disease or intolerance to conventional HLH therapy.