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Equecabtagene Autoleucel: First Approval

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posted on 2023-08-31, 03:34 authored by Susan Keam



Funding The preparation of this review was not supported by any external funding.

Authorship and Conflict of interest During the peer review process the manufacturer of the agent under review was offered an opportunity to comment on the article. Changes resulting from any comments received were made by the authors on the basis of scientific completeness and accuracy. Susan J. Keam is a contracted employee of Adis International Ltd/Springer Nature, and declares no relevant conflicts of interest. All authors contributed to the review and are responsible for the article content.

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Equecabtagene autoleucel (Fucaso®), an autologous anti-B cell maturation antigen (BCMA)-directed chimeric antigen receptor (CAR)-T cell therapy that uses lentivirus as a gene vector to transfect autologous T cells, is being developed by IASO Biotechnology and Innovent Biologics, Inc. for the treatment of multiple myeloma (MM) and autoimmune diseases of the nervous system, including neuromyelitis optica spectrum disorder (NMOSD). Equecabtagene autoleucel was granted conditional approval in China in June 2023 for the treatment of adults with relapsed or refractory MM (RRMM) who have progressed after ≥ 3 lines of therapy (≥ 1 proteasome inhibitor and an immunomodulator). This article summarizes the milestones in the development of equecabtagene autoleucel leading to this first approval in patients with RRMM who have progressed after multiple lines of therapy. 

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