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Oct 8, 2019

Novartis receives FDA approval for BEOVU®, offering wet AMD patients vision gains and greater fluid reductions vs aflibercept

Oct 08, 2019

  • – In two head-to-head clinical trials, patients on BEOVU (brolucizumab-dbll) achieved vision gains that were non-inferior to aflibercept at year one with longer treatment intervals in a majority of patients[1,2]
  • – BEOVU demonstrated greater reductions in central subfield thickness (CST, a key indicator of fluid in the retina) as early as week 16 and at one year versus aflibercept[2]
  • – BEOVU is the only anti-VEGF in wet AMD recommended to maintain eligible patients on up to three-month dosing intervals immediately after the loading phase with no compromise in efficacy[1,2]
  • – In both clinical trials, at year one over half of patients were maintained on the three-month dosing interval (56% in HAWK and 51% in HARRIER)[1,2]
  • – Frequent injection intervals are a common reason patients drop off treatment for wet age-related macular degeneration (AMD), a leading cause of blindness, affecting more than 20M people worldwide[3-5]

EAST HANOVER, N.J., Oct. 8, 2019 /PRNewswire/ — Novartis today announced that the U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA) approved BEOVU® (brolucizumab-dbll) injection, also known as RTH258, for the treatment of wet age-related macular degeneration (AMD)1. BEOVU is the first FDA-approved anti-VEGF to offer both greater fluid resolution versus aflibercept and the ability to maintain eligible wet AMD patients on a three-month dosing interval immediately after a three-month loading phase1 with uncompromised efficacy.

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Source: Novartis

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