Cipaglucosidase Alfa: First Approval
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Cipaglucosidase alfa (Pombiliti™) is a recombinant human acid α-glucosidase (GAA) product being developed by Amicus Therapeutics along with the enzyme stabilizer miglustat as a two-component therapy for Pompe disease. Pompe disease is a rare, inherited lysosomal disease caused by a deficiency of the enzyme GAA, which leads to accumulation of glycogen in various tissues. On 27 March 2023, cipaglucosidase alfa was approved in the EU as a long-term enzyme replacement therapy (ERT) used in combination with miglustat for the treatment of adults with late-onset Pompe disease. This article summarizes the milestones in the development of cipaglucosidase alfa leading to this first approval.
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