Bristol’s CAR-T Strategy Comes Into Focus With Two Near-Term Filings
In its first ASH since acquiring Celgene and with competitors coming, Bristol presented pivotal results for liso-cel (JCAR017) that support a year-end US FDA submission as bb2121 nears a first-half of 2020 filing.
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Chief medical officer Samit Hirawat outlines R&D successes – though there have been some setbacks since it bought Celgene for $74bn last year – and the company’s commitment to clinical trial diversity.
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The gap between potential approvals for Bristol’s ide-cel and Janssen’s JNJ-4528 has narrowed as both CAR-T therapies show high response rates in multiple myeloma – and as bispecific antibodies, including Janssen’s teclistamab, edge into the space.