The U.S. Food and Drug Administration granted approval to Octapharma USA for Octagam 10% [Immune Globulin Intravenous (Human)], the first intravenous immunoglobulin to be indicated for the treatment of adult dermatomyositis, a rare immune-mediated inflammatory disease.
The U.S. Food and Drug Administration approved Pfizer Inc.’s supplemental Biologics License Application for Panzyga to treat adult patients with a rare neurological disease of the peripheral nerves called chronic inflammatory demyelinating polyneuropathy (CIDP).
Intravenous immunoglobulin (IVIG) could be a key to combating seriously ill Covid-19 patients who have been hospitalized due to complications from the disease, and Octapharma AG aims to find out as the company assesses the plasma-based treatment in a Phase III study.
As researchers and physicians try to identify ways to effectively treat and prevent COVID-19, the disease caused by the novel coronavirus SARS-CoV-2, some are studying whether high-dose intravenous immunoglobulin (IVIg) could work. IVIg is a common blood plasma product that is used to treat other immune disorders.