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Amgen immunotherapies show positive results

By   /  Tuesday, December 4th, 2018  /  Biotech, Central Coast Health Watch, Latest news, Tri-County Public Companies  /  Comments Off on Amgen immunotherapies show positive results

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Amgen’s Blincyto gets approval in Japan

By   /  Monday, September 24th, 2018  /  Central Coast Health Watch, East Ventura County, Latest news, Technology, Tri-County Economy, Tri-County Public Companies  /  Comments Off on Amgen’s Blincyto gets approval in Japan

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FDA gives full approval to Amgen leukemia drug Blincyto

By   /  Tuesday, July 11th, 2017  /  Central Coast Health Watch, East Ventura County, Latest news  /  Comments Off on FDA gives full approval to Amgen leukemia drug Blincyto

Amgen’s leukemia drug Blincyto received full approval from the U.S. Food and Drug Administration on July 11 to treat relapsed or refractory B-cell precursor acute lymphoblastic leukemia in adults and children. The biotech giant, headquartered in Thousand Oaks, had previously announced that the drug had been fast-tracked for priority review. The full approval includes data Read More →

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FDA fast tracks Amgen’s Blincyto leukemia drug

By   /  Thursday, March 30th, 2017  /  Central Coast Health Watch, Latest news, Technology  /  Comments Off on FDA fast tracks Amgen’s Blincyto leukemia drug

Thousand Oaks-based biotech giant Amgen announced March 29 that the U.S. Food and Drug Administration has fast-tracked the company’s leukemia drug Blincyto for priority review. The drug increases the length of survival among high-risk patients, according to a study released by the New England Journal of Medicine. It almost doubled median overall survival versus chemotherapy among adult patients Read More →

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Amgen leukemia drug cures 39 percent of treated patients, study finds

By   /  Tuesday, October 4th, 2016  /  Central Coast Health Watch, Latest news  /  Comments Off on Amgen leukemia drug cures 39 percent of treated patients, study finds

Amgen’s new leukemia drug cured 39 percent of pediatric patients who received treatment, the Thousand Oaks company said Oct. 3 after publishing results of a new study in the Journal of Clinical Oncology. Blincyto, which treats a rare form of the disease known as precursor B-cell acute lymphoblastic leukemia, sent 27 patients out of 70 Read More →

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FDA approves Amgen’s Blincyto

By   /  Thursday, September 1st, 2016  /  Central Coast Health Watch, Latest news, Tri-County Public Companies  /  Comments Off on FDA approves Amgen’s Blincyto

The U.S. Food and Drug Administration approved Amgen’s drug Blincyto for treating pediatric leukemia patients Sept. 1. In Dec. 2014, the FDA approved Blincyto to treat patients with precursor B-cell acute lymphoblastic leukemia, which is a rare form of the disease. On Sept. 1, the agency extended Blincyto’s approval to include pediatric patients with another Read More →

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