MorphoSys Inc. (NASDAQ: MOR) stock declined by 0.91% at the last close whereas the MOR stock-price surges by 3.18% in the pre-market trading session. MorphoSys is an advertising pharmaceutical business focused on the research, development, and marketing of novel treatments for cancer and autoimmune disorders patients.
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The European Commission has given conditional marketing authorization for Minjuvi (tafasitamab) in conjunction with lenalidomide, followed by Minjuvi monotherapy, according to Incyte and MorphoSys. It’s for adults with relapsed or refractory diffuse large B-cell lymphoma who aren’t candidates for autologous stem cell transplantation. The European Commission’s decision comes after the European Medicines Agency’s Committee for Medicinal Products for Human Use recommended Minjuvi’s conditional marketing authorization in June 2021.
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The conditional approval is derived from the findings of the L-MIND trial, which looked at the safety and effectiveness of Minjuvi in conjunction with lenalidomide as a therapy for patients with relapsed or refractory DLBCL who aren’t candidates for autologous stem cell transplantation (ASCT). According to an independent review committee, the optimum objective response rate (ORR) was 56.8% (primary endpoint), with a full response rate (CR) of 39.5 percent and a partial response rate (PR) of 17.3 percent.
After at least 35 months of follow-up, the median duration of response (mDOR) was 43.9 months (secondary endpoint). Minjuvi in combination with lenalidomide was found to give a clinically significant result with tolerable symptoms. Infusion-related events, myelosuppression, including neutropenia and thrombocytopenia, infections, and tumor lysis syndrome are among the warnings and precautions for Minjuvi.
Hervé Hoppenot, Chief Executive Officer, Incyte stated,
People in the EU who have relapsed or refractory DLBCL have had limited treatment choices and a poor prognosis in the past. However, now that Minjuvi has been approved by the European Commission, eligible patients have a new and much-needed therapeutic alternative. They will now concentrate their efforts on collaborating with particular European countries to ensure that patients in need of this breakthrough medicine get access to it.
Jean-Paul Kress, Chief Executive Officer, MOR stock commented,
Minjuvi’s approval is a significant step forward for patients in Europe who have relapsed or refractory DLBCL. DLBCL is the most prevalent kind of non-Hodgkin lymphoma in adults, and Minjuvi fills a critical medical need for the 30-40% of patients who do not react to or relapse after first treatment.