In-licensed for the greater China region.
EVOMELA® (melphalan) for Injection is a new intravenous formulation of melphalan being investigated by our licensor in the multiple myeloma transplant setting. The formulation avoids the use of propylene glycol, which is used as a co-solvent in the current formulation of melphalan and has been reported to cause renal and cardiac side-effects that limit the ability to deliver higher quantities of intended therapeutic compounds. The use of Captisol technology to reformulate melphalan is anticipated to allow for longer administration durations and slower infusion rates, potentially enabling clinicians to avoid reductions and safely achieve a higher dose intensity of pre-transplant chemotherapy.
Spectrum Pharmaceuticals received FDA NDA approval in March 2016. We will submit import drug registration application for EVOMELA in greater China.