Chiesi, Protalix's Fabry disease treatment is approved as Elfabrio joins Fabrazyme, Galafold
The FDA has greenlit an enzyme replacement therapy for adults with a rare, inherited disease in which abnormal deposits of fatty substances build up and cause pain and sometimes end-organ failure — two years after a CRL and just days after Europe approved the therapy.
The approval for Chiesi Global Rare Diseases and Protalix BioTherapeutics’ Elfabrio puts the treatment in the same arena as Sanofi’s Fabrazyme and Amicus Therapeutics’ Galafold in treating Fabry disease. Sanofi’s therapy was given an accelerated approval in the early aughts, but a full approval didn’t come until 2021. Amicus also originally received an FDA rejection, though it wound up securing a nod in 2018.
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