Evinacumab: First Approval
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The recombinant human monoclonal antibody evinacumab (evinacumab-dgnb, EVKEEZA™) is an angiopoietin-like protein three (ANGPTL3) inhibitor that has been developed by Regeneron Pharmaceuticals for the treatment of homozygous familial hypercholesterolaemia (HoFH), refractory hypercholesterolemia (both familial and non-familial) and severe hypertriglyceridaemia. Based on the results of the phase III ELIPSE HoFH trial evinacumab was recently approved in the USA as an adjunct to other LDL-C lowering therapies to treat adult and paediatric patients ≥12 years and older with HoFH, and is under regulatory review in the EU. This article summarizes the milestones in the development of evinacumab leading to this first approval for HoFH.
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