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Almost 50 novel agents are already under review at FDA for potential 2020 approval. Candidates are notably diverse, with concentrations in established strongholds (oncology, neuroscience), popular programs (breakthrough), and powerhouse sponsors (keep an eye on Bristol-Myers Squibb right out of the gate).
CBER is starting the year with four novel gene and cell therapy applications under review and rolling submissions underway for more.
Submission surge in late 2019 means a spike in late summer 2020 user fee goals, including 16 novel agents in August alone.
Tropical diseases were not neglected by the Center for Biologics Evaluation and Research in 2019, producing three novel vaccines (which earned three priority review vouchers) and tilting the approval class toward expedited review programs.
Oncology R&D isn’t waning, but investment in neurology and psychiatry drug development are paying off in new drug approvals. Rapid growth in CDER non-malignant hematology approvals reflects longer, broader trend toward orphan drugs.
Pink Sheet infographic illustrates new drug approval trends and highlights from the past decade at the US FDA.