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CHMP issues advice on the use of Celltrion’s regdanvimab (CT-P59) for COVID-19 patients in the European Union.

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Published:29th Mar 2021
Celltrion Group announced the European Medicines Agency’s (EMA) Committee for Medicinal Products for Human Use (CHMP) has issued a positive scientific opinion for the company’s anti-COVID-19 monoclonal antibody treatment candidate, regdanvimab (CT-P59). The CHMP recommends that regdanvimab can be considered a treatment option for patients at high risk of progressing to severe COVID-19, based on a reasonable likelihood that the medicine may provide clinical benefit, and a low likelihood of harm.Under Article 5 (3) of Regulation 726/2004, the CHMP’s scientific opinion provides a harmonised EU- level opinion on the efficacy, quality and safety of antibodies. The scientific opinion can be considered by EU member states when making decisions on the possible use of monoclonal antibody therapies at a national level prior to a marketing authorisation. The EMA has also initiated a rolling review of regdanvimab based on data from animal studies (non- clinical data) and clinical trials, in addition to data on the quality of the medicine. The EMA uses its rolling review process to accelerate the assessment of a promising medicine during a public health emergency and once finalised it will provide the basis of an EU marketing authorisation for the monoclonal antibody treatment.
Condition: Coronavirus/COVID-19 Infection
Type: drug

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