FDA grants priority review for aflibercept in ROP
The U.S. Food and Drug Administration has accepted for Priority Review the supplemental Biologics License Application (sBLA) for aflibercept (Eylea; Regeneron) injection to treat retinopathy of prematurity (ROP) in preterm infants. The target action date for the FDA decision is February 11, 2023.
Data from 2 global Phase 3 trials investigating aflibercept 0.4 mg versus laser photocoagulation in infants with ROP in which approximately %80 of infants treated with aflibercept achieved an absence of both active ROP and unfavorable structural outcomes at 52 weeks of age, supported the acceptance.
The primary endpoint of non-inferiority was not met due to laser demonstrating comparable levels of efficacy that were higher than what has been historically observed in similar ROP trials.
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