Sarepta Therapeutics Receives Complete Response Letter from the US Food and Drug Administration for Golodirsen New Drug Application
08/19/19 5:48 PM EDT
The CRL generally cites two concerns: the risk of infections related to intravenous infusion ports and renal toxicity seen in pre-clinical models of golodirsen and observed following administration of other antisense oligonucleotides. Renal toxicity with golodirsen was observed in pre-clinical models at doses that were ten-fold higher than the dose used in clinical studies. Renal toxicity was not observed in Study 4053-101, on which the application for golodirsen was based.
“We are very surprised to have received the complete response letter this afternoon. Over the entire course of its review, the Agency did not raise any issues suggesting the non-approvability of golodirsen, including the issues that formed the basis of the complete response letter,” said
Sarepta will immediately request a meeting with the
The ESSENCE study (4045-301), a global, randomized double-blind, placebo-controlled study assessing the efficacy and safety of golodirsen and casimersen, our exon-45 skipping agent, is ongoing.
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