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Autumn 2009
At the cutting edge of the latest industry developments, Samedan is adept at keeping the information you need at your fingertips. ICT provides a unique platform of communication for the market across Europe, North America and the rest of the developed world. To find out what's hot in the world of pharmaceuticals, take a look below at the range of articles featured in this issue of ICT.
   
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News and Press Releases

KITE’S CAR T-CELL THERAPY YESCARTA® (AXICABTAGENE CILOLEUCEL) FIRST IN EUROPE TO RECEIVE POSITIVE CHMP OPINION FOR USE IN SECOND-LINE DIFFUSE LARGE B-CELL LYMPHOMA AND HIGH-GRADE B-CELL LYMPHOMA

Stockley Park, UK – 16 September, 2022 – Kite, a Gilead Company, today announces that the European Medicines Agency (EMA) Committee for Medicinal Products for Human Use (CHMP) has issued a positive opinion for Yescarta® (axicabtagene ciloleucel) for adult patients with diffuse large B-cell lymphoma (DLBCL) and high-grade B-cell lymphoma (HGBL) that relapses within 12 months from completion of, or is refractory to, first-line chemoimmunotherapy. If approved, axicabtagene ciloleucel will be the first Chimeric Antigen Receptor (CAR) T-cell therapy approved for patients in Europe who do not respond to first-line treatment. Although 60% of newly diagnosed LBCL patients will respond to their initial treatment, 40% will relapse or will not respond and need 2nd line treatment.
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White Papers

High-tech Packaging for High-tech Medicine

West Pharmaceutical Services, Inc.

As more biologics and biosimilars come on to the global pharmaceutical market, they can and will present unique packaging and containment challenges. For materials that are sensitive to glass or that may require larger-dose volumes or custom configurations, cyclic olefin polymers may offer a solution. These novel materials for drug container closure systems can provide a needed alternative to traditional glass containment systems for advanced therapeutics.
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