Calliditas Therapeutics AB (Nasdaq: CALT, Nasdaq Stockholm: CALTX) (“Calliditas”) today announced that the opinion of the Committee for Medicinal Products for Human Use (CHMP) of the European Medicines Agency (EMA) can be expected in Q2, 2022.
In its review of the marketing authorisation application (MAA) for NEFECON, the CHMP has informed us that they will issue an additional list of questions related to manufacturing related information which will result in the opinion from EMA slipping into the second quarter. The continued review does not relate to the safety or efficacy of NEFECON, and there are no plans for an oral explanation.
“Targeting an opinion in Q1 was ambitious in light of the fact that this is the first time the EMA has reviewed a drug for this indication,” said CEO Renée Aguiar-Lucander. “We are confident that we will be able to address the few remaining questions in a timely manner and we have been highly encouraged by our interactions to date with EMA, and look forward to continuing to work with them towards an approval.”
Calliditas submitted an MAA for NEFECON in May 2021. NEFECON was granted accelerated approval by the FDA in December of 2021 under the brand name TARPEYOTM. For indication details please visit https://www.tarpeyo.com/.
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Marie Galay, IR Manager, Calliditas
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Calliditas Therapeutics is a commercial stage biopharma company based in Stockholm, Sweden focused on identifying, developing and commercializing novel treatments in orphan indications, with an initial focus on renal and hepatic diseases with significant unmet medical needs. Calliditas’ lead product, TARPEYOTM (budesonide) delayed release capsules, has been approved by the FDA and is the subject of a marketing authorization application (MAA) with the European Medicines Agency (EMA). Additionally, Calliditas is conducting a pivotal clinical trial with its NOX inhibitor product candidate setanaxib in primary biliary cholangitis and is initiating a head and neck cancer Phase 2 trial with setanaxib. Calliditas’ common shares are listed on Nasdaq Stockholm (ticker: CALTX) and its American Depositary Shares are listed on the Nasdaq Global Select Market (ticker: CALT).
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