Product Quality ‘Wild Card’? Sarepta’s Gene Therapy Manufacturing Process Change Means More Empty Capsids
SRP-9001 intended for commercialization is not analytically comparable to the product used in earlier clinical studies; FDA CMC reviewer said agency does not mandate the extent of empty or full capsids but, instead, looks at the totality of data to assess safety and efficacy.
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Former OTAT Director Wilson Bryan says Peter Marks’ order to file Sarepta’s DMD gene therapy application was mainly a public relations move, which does not seem to have worked in the FDA’s favor. Upcoming advisory committee could now involve as much scrutiny of the agency as the application itself.