Hengrui Medicine’s PD-1 Drug Approved in China for Lymphoma

On May 31, 2019 Jiangsu Hengrui Medicine reported China regulators approved its PD-1 drug, camrelizumab, as a third-line treatment for recurrent or refractory classical Hodgkin’s lymphoma (Press release, ChinaBio, MAY 31, 2019, View Source [SID1234556331]). Camrelizumab is the third domestic PD-1/PD-L1 drug approved in China; previously, Junshi’s Tuoyi and Innovent’s Tyvyx were granted marketing approvals. Two US-based companies have also entered China’s PD-1/PD-L1 market — Merck with Keytruda (also for melanoma) and Bristol Myers Squibb with Opdivo. Hengrui said it is testing camrelizumab in about 20 China clinical trials.

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