NMPA (China) approves Cresemba to treat invasive aspergillosis and invasive mucormycosis.- Pfizer + Basilea Pharmaceutica
Basilea Pharmaceutica Ltd., announced that its license partner, Pfizer Inc., has received a Drug Approval License from the National Medical Products Administration (NMPA) in China, for the intravenous formulation of Cresemba (isavuconazole) for the treatment of adult patients with invasive aspergillosis and invasive mucormycosis. This is the second approved formulation for Cresemba in China, in addition to the oral formulation for invasive aspergillosis and invasive mucormycosis.
Cresemba is approved in 68 countries to date and is currently marketed in 57 countries, including the United States, most EU member states and additional countries inside and outside of Europe. In the twelve months between January and December 2021, total global in-market sales of Cresemba amounted to USD 324 million, a 28 per cent growth year-on-year. Invasive aspergillosis and invasive mucormycosis are life-threatening mold infections that predominantly affect immunocompromised patients, such as patients with hematologic malignancies (blood cancer). Both infections are associated with high morbidity and mortality.
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