Dendreon Reports Marketing Authorization for Provenge in EU
Dendreon Corporation (Nasdaq: DNDN) today announced that the European Commission (EC) has granted marketing authorization for PROVENGE^® (autologous peripheral blood mononuclear cells activated with PAP-GM-CSF or sipuleucel-T) dispersion for infusion in the European Union (EU) for the treatment of asymptomatic or minimally symptomatic metastatic (non-visceral) castrate resistant prostate cancer in male adults in whom chemotherapy is not yet clinically indicated. This final decision by the EC follows recent positive opinions from both the European Medicines Agency (EMA) Committee for Advanced Therapy (CAT) and the Committee for Medicinal Products for Human Use (CHMP) recommending that PROVENGE be granted marketing authorization in the EU.
The marketing authorization provides approval for the commercialization of PROVENGE in all 28 countries of the EU as well as Norway, Iceland and Liechtenstein.
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