logo
  

AstraZeneca : Ultomiris Recommended For Approval In EU For Children And Adolescents With PNH

Alexion's, a subsidiary of AstraZeneca (AZN.L,AZN), Ultomiris or ravulizumab has been recommended for marketing authorisation in the European Union for expanded use to include children and adolescents with paroxysmal nocturnal haemoglobinuria or PNH.

The Committee for Medicinal Products for Human Use (CHMP) of the European Medicines Agency's positive opinion was based on results from Ultomiris Phase III trial, which demonstrated that Ultomiris was effective in achieving complete C5 complement inhibition through 26 weeks for the treatment of children and adolescents up to 18 years of age with PNH.

PNH is an ultra-rare and severe blood disorder characterised by the destruction of red blood cells that can cause a wide range of debilitating symptoms and complications, including thrombosis (blood clots), which can occur throughout the body, and result in organ damage and potentially premature death.

Ultomiris was first approved in the EU in 2019 for the treatment of adults with PNH and is also approved in the EU for the treatment of adults and children with atypical haemolytic uraemic syndrome (aHUS).

In June 2021, the US Food and Drug Administration approved the expanded use of Ultomiris to include children (one month of age and older) and adolescents with PNH, the first and only treatment for this age group in the US.

For comments and feedback contact: editorial@rttnews.com

Business News

Editors Pick
Royal Caribbean Group's ultra-luxury brand Silversea Cruises is set to launch the world's first hybrid-powered cruise ship in the summer of 2023. This will also be the first ship with large-scale fuel cell technology to enable emission-free port operations. The fuel cells will provide 100% of power while at port. Affco USA is recalling around 24,461 pounds of frozen raw lamb shoulder products that were not presented for import re-inspection into the U.S., the U.S. Department of Agriculture's Food Safety and Inspection Service or FSIS announced. The recall involves the frozen raw lamb shoulder items that were imported on July 12, 2021. American Express Company (AXP) reported an increase in profit for the third quarter that also topped Wall Street estimates. Consolidated total revenues net of interest expense rose 25 percent year-on-year, primarily reflecting growth in Card Member spending, as well as a rise in the average discount...
Follow RTT