CHMP recommends approval for generic carmustine


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The European Medicines Agency’s Committee for Medicinal Products for Human Use (CHMP) has adopted a positive opinion of Carmustine Obvius, a generic version of Carmubris.

The CHMP is recommending marketing authorization for Carmustine Obvius as second-line treatment for Hodgkin and non-Hodgkin lymphoma as well as to treat new or recurrent brain tumors, including glioblastoma, medulloblastoma, astrocytoma, and metastatic brain tumors.

The CHMP’s opinion on Carmustine Obvius will be reviewed by the European Commission (EC).

If the EC agrees with the CHMP’s recommendation, the commission will grant a centralized marketing authorization that will be valid in the European Union.

The EC typically makes a decision on a product within 67 days of the CHMP’s recommendation.

If approved, Carmustine Obvius will be available as a 100 mg powder and solvent for solution for infusion.

The active substance of Carmustine Obvius is carmustine, an alkylating antineoplastic agent of the nitrosourea type, which prevents DNA replication and transcription by alkylating reactive sites on nucleoproteins.

Carmustine Obvius is a generic of Carmubris, which has been authorized in the European Union since July 31, 1996.

Since Carmustine Obvius is administered intravenously and is 100% bioavailable, a bioequivalence study of the drug versus Carmubris was not required.

Carmustine Obvius is a product of Obvius Investment B.V.

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