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23 Jan 2017

EMA validates Gilead’s MAA for investigational chronic hepatitis C therapy sofosbuvir/velpatasvir/voxilaprevir

Gilead Sciences, Inc., a biopharmaceutical company, announced that the company’s Marketing Authorization Application (MAA) for the investigational, once-daily, single tablet regimen of sofosbuvir 400 mg, velpatasvir 100 mg and voxilaprevir 100 mg (SOF/VEL/VOX) for the treatment of chronic hepatitis C virus (HCV)-infected patients has been fully validated and is now under assessment by the European Medicines Agency (EMA).

The MAA for SOF/VEL/VOX is supported by data from two phase 3 studies (POLARIS-1 and POLARIS-4), which evaluated 12 weeks of the fixed-dose combination in direct-acting antiviral (DAA)-experienced patients with hepatitis C genotypes 1-6, including those who failed prior treatment with an NS5A inhibitor-containing regimen. Across the two studies, 97 percent of patients treated with SOF/VEL/VOX (n=430/445) achieved the primary efficacy endpoint of SVR12. The MAA also includes data from two additional phase 3 studies (POLARIS-2 and POLARIS-3), which evaluated 8 weeks of SOF/VEL/VOX in 611 DAA-naïve patients with genotypes 1-6. In POLARIS-3, 96 per cent of patients with genotype 3 infection and cirrhosis treated with SOF/VEL/VOX (n=106/110) achieved the primary efficacy endpoint of SVR12. The most common adverse events among patients who received SOF/VEL/VOX were headache, fatigue, diarrhoea and nausea.

SOF/VEL/VOX for the treatment of HCV will be reviewed by the EMA under the centralized licensing procedure for all 28 member states of the European Union, Norway and Iceland. The review will follow an accelerated procedure reserved for medicinal products expected to be of major public health interest. Gilead also submitted a New Drug Application to the US Food and Drug Administration (FDA) for SOF/VEL/VOX on December 8, 2016.

SOF/VEL/VOX is an investigational product and its safety and efficacy has not been established.

Gilead Sciences is a biopharmaceutical company that discovers, develops and commercializes innovative therapeutics in areas of unmet medical need.

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