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Y-mabs receives priority review status for cancer drug in China

A potential launch of Y-mabs's drug Danyelza is one step closer after being granted priority review status, ensuring a faster assessment by the Chinese authorities.

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In a collaboration with the partner Schiclone Pharmaceuticals, biopharmaceutical company Y-mabs has been granted priority review by China's National Medical Products Administration (NMPA).

The drug Danyelza, which has received the special status, is for the treatment of neuroblastoma in the bone or bone marrow. The cancer develops in nerve tissue in infants and children. In the US, the drug was approved and fast-tracked by the FDA under the accelerated approval program.

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