BeiGene Receives U.S. FDA Breakthrough Therapy Designation for Zanubrutinib

- January 15th, 2019

BeiGene (NASDAQ:BGNE; HKEX: 06160), a commercial-stage biopharmaceutical company focused on developing and commercializing innovative molecularly-targeted and immuno-oncology drugs for the treatment of cancer, today announced that the U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA) has granted Breakthrough Therapy designation for its investigational Bruton’s tyrosine kinase (BTK) inhibitor, zanubrutinib, for the treatment of adult patients with mantle … Continued

BeiGene (NASDAQ:BGNE; HKEX: 06160), a commercial-stage biopharmaceutical company focused on developing and commercializing innovative molecularly-targeted and immuno-oncology drugs for the treatment of cancer, today announced that the U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA) has granted Breakthrough Therapy designation for its investigational Bruton’s tyrosine kinase (BTK) inhibitor, zanubrutinib, for the treatment of adult patients with mantle cell lymphoma (MCL) who have received at least one prior therapy.

As quoted in the press release:

“We are very excited to receive the Breakthrough Therapy designation from the FDA,” said Jane Huang, M.D., Chief Medical Officer, Hematology, at BeiGene. “Zanubrutinib has been designed to maximize BTK occupancy and minimize off-target effects. We believe that the Breakthrough Therapy designation underscores the potential of zanubrutinib as a meaningful treatment for patients with MCL who have received at least one prior therapy. More than 1,300 patients worldwide have been treated with zanubrutinib, and it’s being developed in a broad clinical program that currently includes seven Phase 3 or pivotal trials conducted globally or in China.”

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