CAMBRIDGE, Mass.--(BUSINESS WIRE)--AVEO Oncology (NASDAQ:AVEO) today announced that its development partner, EUSA Pharma, a specialty pharmaceutical company with a focus on oncology and oncology supportive care, has submitted its responses to the European Medicines Agency (EMA) Day 120 List of Questions. The Day 120 List of Questions were issued by the Committee for Medicinal Products for Human Use (CHMP) as part of the centralized review process of the Marketing Authorization Application (MAA) for tivozanib for the first-line treatment of advanced renal cell carcinoma (RCC). The next step in the filing process, the EMA Day 180 List of Outstanding Issues, is expected in the first quarter of 2017.
“This submission represents an important step forward in working toward an anticipated first half 2017 European approval decision, one of three potential key tivozanib-related milestones during this period,” said Michael Bailey, president and chief executive officer of AVEO. “Given tivozanib’s unique activity and safety profile, we believe the first line RCC market in Europe represents a meaningful commercial opportunity, and we look forward to working with EUSA Pharma to fully elucidate this potential. In addition to a potential European approval decision, we expect to have initial results from the Opdivo® combination TiNivo study in RCC and may see milestones from Ophthotech for tivozanib in acute macular degeneration in the first half of 2017.”
AVEO Oncology (AVEO) is a biopharmaceutical company dedicated to advancing a broad portfolio of targeted therapeutics for oncology and other areas of unmet medical need. The company is focused on developing and commercializing its lead candidate tivozanib, a potent, selective, long half-life inhibitor of vascular endothelial growth factor 1, 2 and 3 receptors, in North America as a treatment for Renal Cell Carcinoma and other cancers. AVEO is leveraging multiple partnerships to develop and commercialize tivozanib in non-oncologic indications worldwide and oncology indications outside of North America, as well as to progress its pipeline of novel therapeutic candidates in cancer and cachexia (wasting syndrome). For more information, please visit the company’s website at www.aveooncology.com.
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