QITLKESGPT LVKPTQTLTL TCSFSGFSLS TSGVGVGWIR QPPGKALEWL ALIDWDDNKY
HTTSLKTRLT ISKDTSKNQV VLTMTNMDPV DTATYYCARI PGFLRYRNRY YYYGMDVWGQ
GTTVTVSSAS TKGPSVFPLA PSSKSTSGGT AALGCLVKDY FPEPVTVSWN SGALTSGVHT
FPAVLQSSGL YSLSSVVTVP SSSLGTQTYI CNVNHKPSNT KVDKRVEPKS CDKTHTCPPC
PAPELLGGPS VFLFPPKPKD TLMISRTPEV TCVVVDVSHE DPEVKFNWYV DGVEVHNAKT
KPREEQYNST YRVVSVLTVL HQDWLNGKEY KCKVSNKALP APIEKTISKA KGQPREPQVY
TLPPSRDELT KNQVSLTCLV KGFYPSDIAV EWESNGQPEN NYKTTPPVLD SDGSFFLYSK
LTVDKSRWQQ GNVFSCSVMH EALHNHYTQK SLSLSPGK
ELVLTQPPSV SAAPGQKVTI SCSGSSSNIG NNYVSWYQQL PGTAPKLLIY DNNKRPSGIP
DRFSGSKSGT SATLGITGLQ TGDEADYYCG TWDSSLSAGV FGGGTELTVL GQPKAAPSVT
LFPPSSEELQ ANKATLVCLI SDFYPGAVTV AWKADGSPVK AGVETTKPSK QSNNKYAASS
YLSLTPEQWK SHRSYSCQVT HEGSTVEKTV APTECS
(Disulfide bridge: H22-H97, H155-H211, H231-L215, H237-H’237, H240-H’240, H272-H332, H378-H436, H’22-H’97, H’155-H’211, H’231-L’215, H’272-H’332, H’378-H’436, L22-L89, L138-L197, L’22-L’89, L’138-L’197)
EMA APPROVED 2021/11/12, Regkirona, (Celltrion Healthcare)
- The Committee recommended authorizing Regkirona for treating adults with COVID-19 who do not require supplemental oxygen and who are also at increased risk of their disease becoming severe. The applicant for Regkirona was Celltrion Healthcare Hungary Kft.
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>Regdanvimab light chain: ELVLTQPPSVSAAPGQKVTISCSGSSSNIGNNYVSWYQQLPGTAPKLLIYDNNKRPSGIP DRFSGSKSGTSATLGITGLQTGDEADYYCGTWDSSLSAGVFGGGTELTVLGQPKAAPSVT LFPPSSEELQANKATLVCLISDFYPGAVTVAWKADGSPVKAGVETTKPSKQSNNKYAASS YLSLTPEQWKSHRSYSCQVTHEGSTVEKTVAPTECS
>Regdanvimab heavy chain: QITLKESGPTLVKPTQTLTLTCSFSGFSLSTSGVGVGWIRQPPGKALEWLALIDWDDNKY HTTSLKTRLTISKDTSKNQVVLTMTNMDPVDTATYYCARIPGFLRYRNRYYYYGMDVWGQ GTTVTVSSASTKGPSVFPLAPSSKSTSGGTAALGCLVKDYFPEPVTVSWNSGALTSGVHT FPAVLQSSGLYSLSSVVTVPSSSLGTQTYICNVNHKPSNTKVDKRVEPKSCDKTHTCPPC PAPELLGGPSVFLFPPKPKDTLMISRTPEVTCVVVDVSHEDPEVKFNWYVDGVEVHNAKT KPREEQYNSTYRVVSVLTVLHQDWLNGKEYKCKVSNKALPAPIEKTISKAKGQPREPQVY TLPPSRDELTKNQVSLTCLVKGFYPSDIAVEWESNGQPENNYKTTPPVLDSDGSFFLYSK LTVDKSRWQQGNVFSCSVMHEALHNHYTQKSLSLSPGK
Regdanvimab is a monoclonal antibody targeted against the SARS-CoV-2 spike protein used to treat patients with COVID-19 who are at risk of progressing to severe COVID-19.
Regdanvimab (CT-P59) is a recombinant human IgG1 monoclonal antibody directed at the receptor binding domain (RBD) of the SARS-CoV-2 spike protein.4 It blocks the interaction between viral spike proteins and angiotensin-converting enzyme 2 (ACE2) that allows for viral entry into the cell, thereby inhibiting the virus’ ability to replicate. Trials investigating the use of regdanvimab as a therapeutic candidate for the treatment of COVID-19 began in mid-2020.1,3 It received its first full approval in South Korea in September 2021,3 followed by the EU in November 2021.5
Regdanvimab, sold under the brand name Regkirona, is a human monoclonal antibody used for the treatment of COVID-19. The antibody is directed against the spike protein of SARS-CoV-2. It is developed by Celltrion. The medicine is given by infusion (drip) into a vein.
The most common side effects include infusion-related reactions, including allergic reactions and anaphylaxis.
Regdanvimab was approved for medical use in the European Union in November 2021.
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In March 2021, the Committee for Medicinal Products for Human Use (CHMP) of the European Medicines Agency (EMA) started a rolling review of data on regdanvimab. In October 2021, the EMA started evaluating an application for marketing authorization for the monoclonal antibody regdanvimab (Regkirona) to treat adults with COVID-19 who do not require supplemental oxygen therapy and who are at increased risk of progressing to severe COVID 19. The applicant is Celltrion Healthcare Hungary Kft. The European Medicines Agency (EMA) concluded that regdanvimab can be used for the treatment of confirmed COVID-19 in adults who do not require supplemental oxygen therapy and who are at high risk of progressing to severe COVID-19.
In November 2021, the Committee for Medicinal Products for Human Use (CHMP) of the European Medicines Agency (EMA) recommended granting a marketing authorization in the European Union for regdanvimab (Regkirona) for the treatment of COVID-19. The company that applied for authorization of Regkirona is Celltrion Healthcare Hungary Kft. Regdanvimab was approved for medical use in the European Union in November 2021.
Kim C, Ryu DK, Lee J, Kim YI, Seo JM, Kim YG, Jeong JH, Kim M, Kim JI, Kim P, Bae JS, Shim EY, Lee MS, Kim MS, Noh H, Park GS, Park JS, Son D, An Y, Lee JN, Kwon KS, Lee JY, Lee H, Yang JS, Kim KC, Kim SS, Woo HM, Kim JW, Park MS, Yu KM, Kim SM, Kim EH, Park SJ, Jeong ST, Yu CH, Song Y, Gu SH, Oh H, Koo BS, Hong JJ, Ryu CM, Park WB, Oh MD, Choi YK, Lee SY: A therapeutic neutralizing antibody targeting receptor binding domain of SARS-CoV-2 spike protein. Nat Commun. 2021 Jan 12;12(1):288. doi: 10.1038/s41467-020-20602-5.
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INCHEON, South Korea–(BUSINESS WIRE)–Celltrion Group announced today that the European Commission (EC) has approved Regkirona (regdanvimab, CT-P59), one of the first monoclonal antibody treatments granted marketing authorisation from the European Medicines Agency (EMA). The EC granted marketing authorisation for adults with COVID-19 who do not require supplemental oxygen and who are at increased risk of progressing to severe COVID-19. The decision from the EC follows a positive opinion by the European Medicines Agency’s (EMA) Committee for Medicinal Products for Human Use (CHMP) on November 11th, 2021.1
“Today’s achievement, coupled with CHMP positive opinion for regdanvimab, underscores our ongoing commitment to addressing the world’s greatest health challenges,” said Dr. HoUng Kim, Ph.D., Head of Medical and Marketing Division at Celltrion Healthcare. “Typically, the recommendations from the CHMP are passed on to the EC for rapid legally binding decisions within a month or two, however, given the unprecedented times, we have received the EC approval within a day. As part of our global efforts to accelerate access, we have been communicating with the governments and contractors in 30 countries in Europe, Asia and LATAM. We will continue working with all key stakeholders to ensure COVID-19 patients around the world have access to safe and effective treatments.”
Monoclonal antibodies are proteins designed to attach to a specific target, in this case the spike protein of SARS-CoV-2, which works to block the path the virus uses to enter human cells. The EC approval is based on the global Phase III clinical trial involving more than 1,315 people to evaluate the efficacy and safety of regdanvimab in 13 countries including the U.S., Spain, and Romania. Data showed regdanvimab significantly reduced the risk of COVID-19 related hospitalisation or death by 72% for patients at high-risk of progressing to severe COVID-19.
Emergency use authorisations are currently in place in Indonesia and Brazil, and the monoclonal antibody treatment is fully approved in the Republic of Korea. In the U.S., regdanvimab has not yet been approved by the Food and Drug Administration (FDA), but the company is in discussion with the FDA to submit applications for an Emergency Use Authorisation (EUA).
As of November 12th, 2021, more than 22,587 people have been treated with regdanvimab in 129 hospitals in the Republic of Korea.
Notes to Editors:
About Celltrion Healthcare
Celltrion Healthcare is committed to delivering innovative and affordable medications to promote patients’ access to advanced therapies. Its products are manufactured at state-of-the-art mammalian cell culture facilities, designed and built to comply with the US FDA cGMP and the EU GMP guidelines. Celltrion Healthcare endeavours to offer high-quality cost-effective solutions through an extensive global network that spans more than 110 different countries. For more information please visit: https://www.celltrionhealthcare.com/en-us.
About regdanvimab (CT-P59)
CT-P59 was identified as a potential treatment for COVID-19 through screening of antibody candidates and selecting those that showed the highest potency in neutralising the SARS-CoV-2 virus. In vitro and in vivo pre- clinical studies showed that CT-P59 strongly binds to SARS-CoV-2 RBD and significantly neutralise the wild type and mutant variants of concern. In in vivo models, CT-P59 effectively reduced the viral load of SARS-CoV-2 and inflammation in lung. Results from the global Phase I and Phase II/III clinical trials of CT-P59 demonstrated a promising safety, tolerability, antiviral effect and efficacy profile in patients with mild-to-moderate symptoms of COVID-19.2 Celltrion also has recently commenced the development of a neutralising antibody cocktail with CT-P59 against new emerging variants of SARS-CoV-2.
1 European Medicines Agency. COVID-19: EMA recommends authorisation of two monoclonal antibody medicines. Available at https://www.ema.europa.eu/en/news/covid-19-ema-recommends-authorisation-two-monoclonal-antibody-medicines [Last accessed November 2021].
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