Celltrion’s monoclonal antibody treatment for COVID-19, regdanvimab (CT-P59) becomes the first authorized COVID-19 treatment approved by the Korean Ministry of Food and Pharmaceutical Safety (MFDS)

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  • Approval Marks First Time Monoclonal Antibody Therapy For COVID-19 Receives Full Approval To Treat Patients With COVID-19
  • Approval includes an increase in the number of patients who can be treated with regdanvimab (CT-P59) for COVID-19 and a reduced time period for administration of treatment
  • Celltrion continues discussions with global regulators to make regdanvimab (CT-P59) available to patients with COVID-19

INCHEON, South Korea – Celltrion Group announced that the Korean Ministry of Food and Pharmaceutical Safety (MFDS) has approved regdanvimab (CT-P59), a monoclonal antibody treatment for COVID-19 for prolonged use in patients aged 50 and over, or with at least one underlying medical condition (obesity, cardiovascular disease, chronic lung disease, diabetes, chronic kidney disease, chronic liver disease, and patients with immunosuppressants) with mild symptoms of COVID-19, and adult patients with moderate symptoms of COVID-19. This is the first time that a monoclonal antibody treatment for COVID-19 has received full approval to treat patients with COVID-19 from the Korean MFDS.


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In February, the Korean MFDS granted conditional marketing authorization (CMA) for the emergency use of regdanvimab (CT-P59) and authorized the use of CT-P59 in adult patients aged 60 years. and more, or with at least one underlying medical condition. (cardiovascular, chronic respiratory disease, diabetes, high blood pressure) with mild symptoms of COVID-19, and adult patients with moderate symptoms of COVID-19.

The duration of administration of the recommended dose of regdanvimab (CT-P59), a single intravenous (IV) infusion of 40 mg / kg, has been reduced from 90 minutes to 60 minutes.

Celltrion has successfully enrolled more than 1,315 people in its global Phase III clinical trial, which evaluated the efficacy and safety of regdanvimab (CT-P59) in 13 countries, including the United States, Spain and Romania. Data showed that regdanvimab (CT-P59) significantly reduced the risk of hospitalization or death from COVID-19 by 72% for patients at high risk of progressing to severe COVID-19 and by 70% for all patients. Additionally, preclinical data for regdanvimab (CT-P59) demonstrated strong neutralizing activity against the Delta variant (B.1.617.2, first identified in India) with results showing a 100% survival rate. with eradication of the virus in all animals treated with therapeutic agents. dose of CT-P59.

“Recent clinical data has helped improve the understanding of healthcare professionals and public health authorities of the potential role of regdanvimab in the treatment of patients with mild to moderate symptoms of COVID-19,” said Dr HoUng Kim , Ph.D., head of the medical and marketing division of Celltrion Healthcare. “Regdanvimab is the first of its kind for the treatment of COVID-19, therefore the efficacy and safety profile must be thoroughly evaluated. Along with the continued and positive feedback from expert scientists and clinicians, we are encouraged by the regulatory agency’s decision to confirm that this treatment is safe and effective. The Celltrion group remains in diligent communication with other regulatory authorities around the world.

As of September 2021, more than 14,857 people had been treated with regdanvimab (CT-P59) in 107 hospitals in the Republic of Korea.


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About regdanvimab (CT-P59)

CT-P59 has been identified as a potential treatment for COVID-19 through screening for antibody candidates and selecting those that have shown the greatest potency to neutralize the SARS-CoV-2 virus. In vitro and in vivo preclinical studies have shown that CT-P59 binds strongly to SARS-CoV-2 RBD and significantly neutralizes wild-type and mutant variants of concern, including the Alpha variant (B.1.1.7, first identified UK). In in vivo models, CT-P59 effectively reduced SARS-CoV-2 viral load and inflammation in the lungs. The results of the phase I and II global clinical trials of CT-P59 have demonstrated a promising profile of safety, tolerability, antiviral effect and efficacy in patients with mild to moderate symptoms of COVID-19.1 Celltrion also recently started the development of a neutralizing antibody cocktail with CT-P59 against new emerging variants of SARS-CoV-2.


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