Latest Japan Approvals Include Evrysdi For SMA
Plus Global First For Imeglimin
Japan's latest batch of product approvals includes the country's second therapy for SMA and the first nod globally for a novel antidiabetic.
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Roche’s Evrysdi debuts in India backed by a patient support program ahead of Novartis’ Zolgensma and Biogen’s Spinraza. Spotlights remains on the price tag for the SMA therapy amid hopes that novel approaches such as crowdfunding could also broaden access.
Poxel’s potential first-in-class diabetes therapy, imeglimin, could be approved in Japan this year, and a new partner is being sought for the EU and US – events that would transform the outlook for the decade-old Merck Serono spin-out.
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