The European Commission granted Conditional Marketing Authorization for Bristol Myers Squibb’s Abecma (idecabtagene vicleucel; ide-cel) – a first-in-class B-cell maturation antigen-directed chimeric antigen receptor T cell immunotherapy – for the treatment of adult patients with relapsed and refractory multiple myeloma who have received at least three prior therapies, including an immunomodulatory agent, a proteasome inhibitor and an anti-CD38 antibody and have demonstrated disease progression on the last therapy.

Amgen is snapping up privately held Teneobio and the company’s class of biologics dubbed Human Heavy-Chain Antibodies in a deal that could total $2.5 billion.

AbbVie exercised an exclusive right to acquire TeneoOne, an affiliate of TeneoBio, and the company’s lead asset TNB-383B for relapsed or refractory multiple myeloma (R/R MM). 

The U.S. Food and Drug Administration accepted for priority review the Biologics License Application submitted by Janssen Biotech Inc. for ciltacabtagene autoleucel (cilta-cel). The investigational B-cell maturation antigen (BCMA)-directed chimeric antigen receptor T cell (CAR-T) therapy is intended for the treatment of patients with relapsed and/or refractory multiple myeloma (MM).

The U.S. Food and Drug Administration approved Bristol Myers Squibb’s and bluebird bio’s Abecma (idecabtagene vicleucel) as the first anti-BCMA CAR T cell therapy for relapsed or refractory multiple myeloma.

Bristol Myers Squibb reported that the company was abandoning the BCMA CAR-T therapy orva-cel and taking a $470 million write-off.

The Janssen Pharmaceutical Companies of Johnson & Johnson has a presence in more than 80 of the hematology studies presented at the 62nd American Society of Hematology (ASH) Annual Meeting & Exposition in December.

Bristol Myers Squibb and bluebird bio are eying a potential quick approval for a CAR-T treatment for multiple myeloma after the U.S. Food and Drug Administration accepted the Biologics License Application under priority review for idecabtagene vicleucel.

Celyad Oncology is at the forefront of cutting-edge immunotherapy and is hopeful of providing a new way forward for patients with relapsed/refractory multiple myeloma.

A panel of the European Medicines Agency recommended approving GlaxoSmithKline’s experimental treatment for a common form of blood cancer, days after a similar nod from a U.S. Food and Drug Administration panel.