Kite CEO Arie Belldegrun preps for a looming date with the FDA as he tackles first-mover advantage in CAR-T
New York — Arie Belldegrun has a date with the FDA “within a month” that will dictate just how fast Kite Pharma $KITE will be able to file for an approval of its lead CAR-T. But as of now, the biotech has early data ready to go to meet a deadline the CEO set for himself in 2014: To file for an approval of KTE-C19 before the end of this year.
In a sitdown shortly after the end of Kite’s annual R&D meeting with analysts in Manhattan, Belldegrun reiterated one of the key themes during the session. He wants to nail down the first-mover advantage in CAR-T, and he’s ready to go with positive three-month results on the therapy for advanced diffuse large B-cell lymphoma (DLBCL).
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