NMPA accepts Astellas’ BLA for zolbetuximab to treat HER2-negative GEJ adenocarcinoma

Aug 1, 2023

Astellas announced that China’s National Medical Products Administration (NMPA) has accepted its Biologics License Application (BLA) for zolbetuximab as a first-line treatment for locally advanced unresectable or metastatic HER2-negative gastric or gastroesophageal junction (GEJ) adenocarcinoma whose tumors are CLDN18.2-positive.  The BLA was based on phase III clinical trials which evaluated zolbetuximab with a combination chemotherapy regimen that included capecitabine and oxaliplatin.

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