Sirtex hits milestone in China for yttrium-90 microspheres

By AuntMinnie.com staff writers

August 31, 2020 -- Radiation oncology firm Sirtex Medical said it has crossed a milestone on its path to apply for drug registration for its SIR-Spheres yttrium-90 microspheres for treating liver cancer.

Sirtext and its partner China Grand Pharmaceutical said that they have received approval from the National Medical Products Administration in China to file a new drug application (NDA) in the country.

Receiving final approval of the NDA will enable Sirtex to enter the Chinese market, according to the firm.

SIR-Spheres yttrium-90 microspheres are used to treat patients with liver cancer, Sirtex said.


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