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Kyverna Therapeutics Granted FDA Fast Track Designation for KYV-101 in the Treatment of Patients With Refractory Myasthenia Gravis

Kyverna Therapeutics, Inc. (Kyverna), a patient-centered clinical-stage biopharmaceutical company focused on developing cell therapies for patients suffering from autoimmune diseases announced it received fast track designation by the U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA) for its autologous, fully human CD19 chimeric antigen receptor (CAR) T-cell product candidate, KYV-101, to be used for the treatment of myasthenia gravis (MG).

Fast track designation is a program intended to facilitate and expedite development and review of new drugs to address unmet medical need in the treatment of a serious or life-threatening condition.

“We are very happy to receive this important designation for KYV-101 in the KYSA-6 trial and remain committed to improving the lives of patients living with severe and debilitating neurological autoimmune diseases,” said Peter Maag, Ph.D., chief executive officer of Kyverna. “This is the second time KYV-101 has received such designation, after obtaining the first one for lupus nephritis earlier this year.”

CAR T-cell therapy involves modifying a patient’s T cells to recognize and remove B cells in the patient’s body. Kyverna’s CD19 CAR T-cell therapy, KYV-101, specifically targets CD19, a protein expressed on the surface of B cells, which is involved in various types of autoimmune diseases.  Kyverna plans to continue to explore additional indications for KYV-101 and develop a robust pipeline of promising product candidate immunotherapies aimed at addressing unmet medical needs in autoimmune diseases.

The post Kyverna Therapeutics Granted FDA Fast Track Designation for KYV-101 in the Treatment of Patients With Refractory Myasthenia Gravis appeared first on Pharma Journalist.

 

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