SAN RAFAEL, Calif., June 24, 2022 /PRNewswire/ — BioMarin Pharmaceutical Inc. (NASDAQ: BMRN) announced today that the Committee for Medicinal Products for Human Use (CHMP) has adopted a positive opinion recommending conditional marketing authorization (CMA) for its investigational gene therapy, valoctocogene roxaparvovec, for adults with severe hemophilia A. A final approval decision, typically consistent with the CHMP recommendation, is expected from the European Commission in Q3 2022.
The one-time infusion is planned to be marketed under the brand name ROCTAVIAN™ (valoctocogene roxaparvovec), for the treatment of severe hemophilia A (congenital factor VIII deficiency) in adult patients without a history of factor VIII inhibitors and without detectable antibodies to adeno-associated virus serotype 5 (AAV5). Roctavian is the first gene therapy to be recommended for approval in Europe for hemophilia A.
It is estimated that more than 20,000 adults across Europe, Middle East, and Africa are affected by severe hemophilia A. BioMarin anticipates additional patient access through named patient sales based on an EMA approval in countries in the Middle East and Africa and expects additional market registrations to be facilitated by an anticipated EMA license.
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