With pipeline setbacks mounting, United snares priority voucher for inhaled formulation of PAH med Tyvaso
Despite a big lead in pulmonary arterial hyptertension, United Therapeutics is under the gun as it looks to stave off competitors and build a successful expansion over in oncology. So far, those results have been mixed. But now, United is on the cusp of adding a new formulation to its successful Tyvaso franchise that could spur growth.
For a cool price tag of $105 million, United Therapeutics has snared a priority review voucher (PRV) for rare pediatric diseases from Y-mAbs Therapeutics that it intends to use to help take an inhaler version of its hypertension med Tyvaso across the finish line, the company said Monday. The voucher was originally intended for Y-mAbs’ application for Danyelza in neuroblastoma and wasn’t used for the FDA’s approval in November.
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