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Scientific Name: faricimab


June 1, 2022

Roche announced that Health Canada has approved Vabysmo® (faricimab) for the treatment of neovascular (wet) age-related macular degeneration (AMD) and diabetic macular edema (DME).  This is the first approved treatment in Canada for wet AMD and DME that targets both VEGF-A and Ang-2.

May 24, 2022

The UK’s NICE published final draft guidance recommending Vabysmo® (faricimab) for the treatment of adult patients with wet age-related macular degeneration (AMD) or diabetic macular oedema (DMO).

January 28, 2022

Genentech announced that the FDA has approved Vabysmo™ (faricimab) for the treatment of people with wet age-related macular degeneration and diabetic macular edema.


February 12, 2021

Roche announced new Ph III data shows faricimab (given at intervals of up to four months) is non-inferior compared to aflibercept (given every two months). This may reduce the treatment burden for patients suffering from diabetic macular edema and neovascular age-related macular degeneration.


December 23, 2020

Roche announces results for its investigational bispecific antibody faricimab in patients with diabetic macular edema. Roche announced that the candidate was generally well-tolerated with no new safety signals identified. This product is being developed as a replacement for Lucentis® (ranibizumab), which lost patent protection in the US this year.

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