Emapalumab: First Global Approval.
Drugs. 2019 Jan 08;:
Authors: Al-Salama ZT
Emapalumab-Izsg (hereafter referred to as emapalumab) [Gamifant®] is a monoclonal antibody directed against interferon gamma that is available as an intravenous infusion. Emapalumab is being developed by Novimmune and Swedish Orphan Biovitrum for the treatment of haemophagocytic lymphohistiocytosis (HLH). In November 2018, emapalumab received its first global approval in the USA, for the treatment of paediatric (newborn and older) and adult patients with primary HLH, who have refractory, recurrent or progressive disease or intolerance to conventional HLH therapy. Emapalumab is under regulatory review in the EU for the treatment of primary HLH. This article summarizes the milestones in the development of emapalumab leading to this first global approval for HLH in the USA.
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