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Sagetis Biotech receives the advanced therapy designation from the EMA

02.07.2017

Sagetis Biotech, a member of CataloniaBio, has received the Advanced Therapy Medicinal Product (ATMP) designation from the European Medicines Agency (EMA) for its novel polymer-coated adenovirus SAG 101 for the treatment of pancreatic ductal adenocarcinoma. Sagetis Biotech is a pioneer in the development of innovative coated virotherapies for treatment of cancer.

The committee for advanced therapies is the EMA responsible for assessing the quality, safety and efficacy of ATMP products and this entitiy is who granted SAG 101 to the company for meeting the established standards for gene therapy, that consists on the insertion of genetic elements as vectors in the genome of the individual, to treat an illness.

Eduard Diviu, co-founder and CEO of Sagetis Biotech, commented "this represents a further step in the development of this unique class of virotherapy for oncology treatments”. 

On the other hand, Sagetis Biotech announced that it has expanded its Scientific Advisory Board (SAB) with the appointment of Dr. Manuel Hidalgo, an internationally renowned oncologist in the treatment of pancreatic cancer.

 

More information is available on the Sagetis Biotech website.

 

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