FDA Accepts NDAs for Review of Binimetinib And Encorafenib for Advanced BRAF-mutant Melanoma

Tuesday, September 12, 2017 | Skin Cancer


The FDA has accepted Array BioPharma's New Drug Applications (NDAs) to support use of the combination of binimetinib 45 mg twice daily and encorafenib 450 mg once daily (COMBO450) for the treatment of patients with BRAF-mutant advanced, unresectable or metastatic melanoma. The FDA set a target action date under the Prescription Drug User Fee Act (PDUFA) of June 30, 2018 for both applications. In addition, the FDA informed Array that based on their preliminary review of the applications they have not identified any potential review issues, and that they are not currently planning to hold an advisory committee meeting to discuss these NDAs.  Array completed its NDA submissions at the end of June 2017 based on findings from the pivotal Phase 3 COLUMBUS trial.  

"We look forward to working with the FDA and EMA as they review our New Drug Applications for binimetinib and encorafenib," said Ron Squarer, Chief Executive Officer. "The robust PFS benefit together with the attractive tolerability profile demonstrated in COLUMBUS suggest the combination represents a potentially important addition to the MEK/BRAF treatment landscape for patients with BRAF-mutant melanoma."

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