Novartis gets approval for Genmab drug against multiple sclerosis in Europe

Genmab's partner Novartis has received European marketing authorization for the drug Kesimpta which treats relapsing multiple sclerosis.

Photo: Joost Melis / Genmab / PR

In January, the Committee for Medicinal Products for Human Use (CHMP) at the European Medicines Agency (EMA) recommended approving the drug Kesimpta with the active agent ofatumumab, and now, this has led to a European marketing authorization from the EU Commission, according to a press statement from Genmab.

The commission gave this authorization to Swiss pharmaceutical giant Novartis, who has collaborated with Genmab on Kesimpta, which will be the first EU-approved drug treating adults with relapsing multiple sclerosis, which patients can administer themselves.

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