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FDA Approves BioMarin’s Roctavian for Severe Hemophilia A

June 30, 2023


The U.S. FDA approved BioMarin Pharmaceutical Inc.’s Roctavian (valoctocogene roxaparvovec-rvox) gene therapy for the treatment of adults with severe hemophilia A (congenital factor VIII (FVIII) deficiency with FVIII activity < 1 IU/dL) without antibodies to adeno-associated virus serotype 5 (AAV5) detected by an FDA-approved test.

The one-time, single-dose infusion is the first approved gene therapy for severe hemophilia A in the U.S. Roctavian was first approved by the European Medicines Agency in August 2022.

The FDA approval is based on data from the global Phase 3 GENEr8-1 study, the largest Phase 3 trial of any gene therapy in hemophilia.

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