Complete Response Letter for bimekizumab for the treatment of adults with moderate to severe plaque psoriasis.
UCB, announced that the FDA has issued a Complete Response Letter (CRL) regarding the Biologics License Application (BLA) for bimekizumab for the treatment of adults with moderate to severe plaque psoriasis.
The letter indicates that the FDA cannot approve the application in its current form. The CRL states that certain pre-approval inspection observations must be resolved before approval of the application. We are cooperating with the FDA and are working to address these observations as expeditiously as possible.
UCB is committed to bringing bimekizumab to patients worldwide. In August 2021, bimekizumab received marketing authorization in countries of the European Union (EU)/European Economic Area (EEA) and Great Britain, for the treatment of moderate to severe plaque psoriasis in adults who are candidates for systemic therapy. In January 2022, bimekizumab received marketing authorization in Japan for the treatment of plaque psoriasis, generalized pustular psoriasis and psoriatic erythroderma in patients who are not sufficiently responding to existing treatments. In February and March 2022, bimekizumab received marketing authorization in Canada and Australia, respectively, for the treatment of moderate to severe plaque psoriasis in adults who are candidates for systemic therapy or phototherapy. In context of the CRL, UCB is reviewing its financial guidance for 2022.
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