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Antengene Announces XPOVIO ® Regulatory Approval in Singapore for the Treatment of Relapsed and/or Refractory Multiple Myeloma and Relapsed/Refractory Diffuse Large B-Cell Lymphoma in Three Indications

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Antengene Announces XPOVIO ® Regulatory Approval in Singapore for the Treatment of Relapsed and/or Refractory Multiple Myeloma and Relapsed/Refractory Diffuse Large B-Cell Lymphoma in Three Indications | Pharmtech Focus

Antengene Corporation Limited (“Antengene” SEHK: 6996.HK), a leading innovative, global biopharmaceutical company dedicated to discovering, developing and commercializing first-in-class and/or best-in-class medicines for cancer and other life-threatening diseases, announced today that XPOVIO ®(selinexor) has been granted approval from the Health Sciences Authority (HSA) in Singapore for three indications:

– Relapsed or refractory multiple myeloma (R/R MM) in combination with bortezomib and dexamethasone, for treatment of adult patients with R/R MM who have received at least one prior therapy
– Relapsed or refractory multiple myeloma (R/R MM) in combination with dexamethasone, for the treatment of adult patients with R/R MM who have received at least four prior therapies and whose disease is refractory to at least two proteasome inhibitors, at least two immunomodulatory agents, and an anti-CD38 monoclonal antibody
– Relapsed/refractory diffuse large B-cell lymphoma (R/R DLBCL) as monotherapy, for the treatment of adult patients with R/R DLBCL who have received at least two prior lines of treatment who are not eligible for haematopoietic cell transplant

Thomas Karalis, Head of APAC Markets commented: “Despite recent advances in the treatment of R/R MM and R/R DLBCL, there remains a continuing unmet need to extend survival for patients with these life-threatening diseases.  The approval of XPOVIO ® presents Singapore physicians and patients with a novel addition to their existing regimens in their treatment of R/R MM and R/R DLBCL and we are very pleased to be launching XPOVIO ® in Singapore and across APAC markets in the coming months.”

“I am very pleased for Antengene to receive clearance from HSA and to be able to bring XPOVIO ®, the first and only XPO1 inhibitor, to patients in Singapore with R/R MM and R/R DLBCL,” said Dr. Jay Mei, Antengene’s Founder, Chairman and CEO. “Receiving regulatory clearance for three important indications at the same time enables Antengene to fulfill its mission to bring first-in-class/best-in-class medicines to patients with cancer and other life-threatening diseases in APAC markets and beyond.”

Dr. Mei further commented: “Selinexor has been evaluated in more than 10 studies and widely adopted into practice guidelines by major oncology societies around the world. Over the last few years, we have been pleased to provide selinexor to 390 patients in Asia Pacific in an early access program. Now, our commercial team is well prepared to market the product in Singapore, building upon our commercialization experience with XPOVIO ® launches in China and South Korea.”

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