The European Medicines Agency (EMA) has recommended a conditional marketing authorisation in the European Union (EU) for Tecvayli (teclistamab), a monoclonal antibody that targets BCMA and CD3 proteins, for the treatment of adult patients with relapsed and refractory multiple myeloma, who have received at least three prior therapies, including an immunomodulatory agent, a proteasome inhibitor and an anti-CD38 antibody, and whose cancer has worsened since receiving the last treatment.
Tecvayli was supported through EMA’s PRIority MEdicines (PRIME) scheme, which provides early and enhanced scientific and regulatory support to medicines that have a particular potential to address patients’ unmet medical needs. EMA’s human medicines committee (CHMP) reviewed the application for marketing authorisation under an accelerated timetable to enable faster patient access to this medicine.
The opinion will now be sent to the European Commission for the adoption of a decision on an EU-wide marketing authorisation. Once a marketing authorisation has been granted, decisions about price and reimbursement will take place at the level of each Member State, taking into account the potential role or use of this medicine in the context of the national health system of that country.
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