Gilead/Kite Gain Second CAR-T Approval With Tecartus, Price On Par With Their First
Similar CAR-T Will Carry The Same Cost As Yescarta
As the first company with two approved chimeric antigen receptor T-cell therapies, Gilead’s Kite subsidiary has set a precedent by keeping the pricing the same as its first approved CAR-T, Yescarta.
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Health technology assessment body NICE wants Kite to collect more evidence to prove that Tecartus can cure relapsed or refractory mantle cell lymphoma. But in the meantime, it says the CAR-T therapy should be made available on the National Health Service, making UK patients among the first in the world to be offered access to the treatment.