BeiGene a global, science-driven biotechnology company focused on developing innovative and affordable medicines to improve treatment outcomes and access for patients worldwide, announced that the China National Medical Products Administration (NMPA) has granted conditional approval of BLINCYTO® (blinatumomab) for injection for the treatment of pediatric patients with relapsed or refractory (R/R) CD19-positive B-cell precursor acute lymphoblastic leukemia (ALL). Developed by Amgen and licensed to BeiGene in China under a strategic collaboration commenced in 2020, this is the second approval for BLINCYTO in China. The pediatric Supplemental Biologic License Application (sBLA) was submitted by BeiGene.

BLINCYTO for injection for the treatment of adult patients with R/R CD19-positive B-cell precursor ALL was approved conditionally based on ex-China data and interim analysis results of the Phase 3 clinical trial of adult patients in China (NCT03476239). This conditional approval in pediatric patients with the above indication was granted based on ex-China research data and Chinese adult data. The full approval in this indication will depend on the results of a post-marketing study in China. Read more here.