FDA Accepts BioCryst’s NDA for Oral, Once Daily Berotralstat to Prevent Hereditary Angioedema Attacks

RESEARCH TRIANGLE PARK, N.C., Feb. 18, 2020 (GLOBE NEWSWIRE) — BioCryst Pharmaceuticals, Inc. (Nasdaq: BCRX) announced that the U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA) has accepted and filed its new drug application (NDA) for the approval of oral, once daily berotralstat (BCX7353) for the prevention of hereditary angioedema (HAE) attacks.

The Prescription Drug User Fee Act (PDUFA) date for the NDA is December 3, 2020.

In the NDA filing acceptance letter, the FDA stated that they are not currently planning to hold an advisory committee meeting to discuss the NDA.

“HAE patients and their physicians tell us they have been waiting for a once daily oral therapy to prevent attacks, and the acceptance of our submission, with a PDUFA date this year, means their wait is nearly over,” said Jon Stonehouse, chief executive officer of BioCryst. “We are sharply focused on building out a very experienced commercial team and executing our commercial plan, so we are ready to go fast when we get approval.” 

About BioCryst Pharmaceuticals

BioCryst Pharmaceuticals discovers novel, oral, small-molecule medicines that treat rare diseases in which significant unmet medical needs exist and an enzyme plays a key role in the biological pathway of the disease. BioCryst has several ongoing development programs including berotralstat (BCX7353), an oral treatment for hereditary angioedema, BCX9930, an oral Factor D inhibitor for the treatment of complement-mediated diseases, galidesivir, a potential treatment for Marburg virus disease and Yellow Fever, and BCX9250, an ALK-2 inhibitor for the treatment of fibrodysplasia ossificans progressiva. RAPIVAB® (peramivir injection), a viral neuraminidase inhibitor for the treatment of influenza, is BioCryst’s first approved product and has received regulatory approval in the U.S., Canada, Australia, Japan, Taiwan, Korea and the European Union. Post-marketing commitments for RAPIVAB are ongoing. For more information, please visit the Company’s website at www.BioCryst.com.

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