Big Molecule Watch
November 4, 2016

FDA Has Accepted Genentech’s BLA for Subcutaneous Rituximab

The FDA has accepted Genentech’s BLA for a subcutaneous formulation of rituximab.  The drug is indicated to treat non-Hodgkin’s lymphoma, chronic lymphocytic leukemia, moderate to severe rheumatoid arthritis, Wegener’s granulomatosis and microscopic polyangiitis.  According to Genentech, its formulation uses a recombinant human hyaluronidase enzyme from Halozyme, approved and marketed under MabThera® outside the U.S.

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