Oral Anti-Cancer Therapy Pomalidomide Now Approved by European Commission as Treatment for Patients with Relapsed/Refractory Multiple Myeloma – a Rare Form of Blood Cancer

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4-amino-2-(2,6-dixopiperidin-3- yl)isoindoline-l,3-dione; 3-(4-amino-l,3-dioxo-l,3-dihydro-isoindol-2-yl)-piperidine- 2,6-dione; 3-(4-amino-l ,3-dioxoisoindolin-2-yl)piperidine-2,6-dione; 1 ,3-dioxo-2-(2,6- dioxopiperidin-3-yl)-4-aminoisoindoline; 3-(l,3-dioxo-4-aminoisoindolin-2-yl)- piperidine-2,6-dione;

BOUDRY, Switzerland–(BUSINESS WIRE)–Aug. 9, 2013–Celgene International Sàrl, a wholly-owned subsidiary of Celgene Corporation (NASDAQ: CELG) today announced that the European Commission (EC) has granted approval for Pomalidomide Celgene®▼(pomalidomide),

in combination with dexamethasone, for the treatment of relapsed and refractory multiple myeloma (rrMM) in adult patients who have received at least two prior therapies including both lenalidomide and bortezomib and have demonstrated disease progression on the last therapy.1 Celgene intends to launch Pomalidomide Celgene in the EU under the trade name “IMNOVID®”, following submission of a regulatory notification to the European Medicines Agency (EMA) to change the trade name.



CAS 19171-19-8

Pomalidomide, an analogue of thalidomide, is an immunomodulatory antineoplastic agent. FDA approved on February 8, 2013.

Pomalidomide is indicated for patients with multiple myeloma who have received at least two prior therapies including lenalidomide and…

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