Source: BioMarin Pharmaceutical Inc. & reported by http://www.nasdaq.com/press-release/
SAN RAFAEL, Calif., Sept. 06, 2016 (GLOBE NEWSWIRE) -- BioMarin Pharmaceutical Inc. (Nasdaq:BMRN) today announced a program update for cerliponase alfa, a recombinant human tripeptidyl peptidase 1 (rhTPP1) to treat children with CLN2 disease, a form of Batten disease. CLN2 disease is a rapidly progressing, fatal neurodegenerative disease with no approved treatments, where the majority of affected children lose their ability to walk and talk by approximately six years of age. After 81 weeks, patients treated with cerliponase alfa continue to have motor-language (ML) scores representing substantial attenuation of disease progression compared to natural history. These data are consistent with the data at 48 weeks submitted with the original Biologics License Application (BLA), and demonstrate durable and consistent treatment response. During their initial review of the BLA, the U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA) requested an updated efficacy data cut from the ongoing extension study, which the company provided. The FDA designated this submission as a major amendment to the application, thus extending the PDUFA action date by three months to April 27, 2017.
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