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FDA extends review of BLA for REGEN-COV (casirivimab and imdevimab) for treatment and prophylaxis of COVID-19. Regeneron

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Published:15th Apr 2022

The extension is due to ongoing discussions with the FDA on pre-exposure prophylactic use, for which Regeneron has submitted additional data from its completed prophylaxis trial that the FDA has accepted for review. The FDA considers the submission of these additional data to be a Major Amendment to the BLA and has provided a new target action date of July 13, 2022. The FDA has not requested any new studies to complete its review of the current BLA at this time.

REGEN-COV, an investigational monoclonal antibody therapy, first became available to U.S. patients in November 2020, via the FDA's Emergency Use Authorization (EUA) process for medicines that may help diagnose, treat or prevent a life-threatening disease when adequate and approved alternatives are not available. In January 2022, FDA amended the EUA to exclude its use in geographic regions where infection or exposure is likely due to a variant that is not susceptible to the treatment. Therefore, REGEN-COV is not currently authorized for use in any U.S. states, territories or jurisdictions.

Condition: Coronavirus/COVID-19 Infection
Type: drug

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