First Ophthalmic Formulation Of Bevacizumab Among New Filings At EMA
Using the cancer drug off-label to treat wet AMD has been controversial.
You may also be interested in...
An advanced immunotherapy for recurrent glioblastoma and the first biosimilar version of Lucentis for age-related macular degeneration have also been submitted for review by the European Medicines Agency for potential pan-EU authorization.
Developers of new ophthalmic products are thinking outside of the box. A raft of new gene therapies are progressing in the clinic, including a gene therapy paired with biomimetic goggles. Elsewhere, technology players are partnering with traditional biopharmaceutical companies and bringing algorithms, machine learning and microelectronics to bear on eye disorders and disease diagnostics.
The market for biosimilar Avastin is set to form imminently, with two players holding final approvals from the European Commission waiting in the wings. In the coming days, the EMA’s Committee for Medicinal Products for Human Use is likely to issue an opinion on a further application.