Author Archives: Patricia Inacio PhD

Cilta-cel Approval Requested in Japan for Heavily-treated Myeloma

Janssen has submitted an application to regulators in Japan seeking the approval of ciltacabtagene autoleucel, an investigational CAR T-cell therapy also known as cilta-cel, to treat relapsed or refractory multiple myeloma patients. The submission to the Japanese Ministry of Health, Labour and Welfare (MHLW) specifically asks that…

FDA Gives Orphan Drug Status to Potential Multiple Myeloma Immunotherapy

The U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA) has granted orphan drug designation to Harpoon Therapeutics‘ investigational immunotherapy HPN217 as a possible treatment of multiple myeloma. The designation encourages the development of potential therapies for rare and serious diseases by granting them various financial and regulatory benefits. These include exemptions from…

Cytovia, Inserm Partnering on NK-based Immunotherapies for Myeloma

A recent collaboration between Cytovia Therapeutics and Inserm, the French National Institute of Health and Medical Research, aims to advance new immunotherapies against multiple myeloma based on natural killer cells. Cytovia is developing two distinct therapies for myeloma; one activates and brings these immune cells closer to…