WAYLIVRA, the first and only therapy for the treatment of familial chylomicronemia syndrome (FCS), has received a positive opinion from the CHMP
SOUTH PLAINFIELD, N.J., March 4, 2019 /PRNewswire/ -- PTC Therapeutics, Inc. (PTCT) today announced that its partner, Akcea Therapeutics, affiliate of Ionis Pharmaceuticals, received a positive opinion for WAYLIVRA™ by the Committee for Medicinal Products for Human Use (CHMP) of the European Medicines Agency (EMA). PTC plans to initiate activities to bring WAYLIVRA to patients in Latin America following European Commission ratification.
"We are excited that the CHMP gave a positive opinion to WAYLIVRA™," said Stuart Peltz, Ph.D., Chief Executive Officer of PTC Therapeutics. "Patients with FCS have no effective treatment. We, along with Akcea, look forward to bringing WAYLIVRA to those suffering from FCS. We have the team in place to bring WAYLIVRA to people with FCS in Latin America as quickly as possible."
Upon ratification of the positive option of the CHMP by the European Commission, PTC will pay Akcea the balance of the up-front licensing fee. WAYLIVRA was discovered by Ionis Pharmaceuticals and co-developed by Ionis and Akcea.
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