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FDA posts briefing materials prior to Advisory Committee meeting for nonacog beta pegol, a long-acting factor IX for the treatment of haemophilia B



Bagsværd, Denmark, 31 March 2017 – Novo Nordisk today announced that the US Food and Drug Administration (FDA) has published the briefing documents ahead of the Advisory Committee meeting to discuss the Biologics License Application for nonacog beta pegol, a long-acting factor IX for the treatment of haemophilia B. The meeting takes place on 4 April 2017.


The briefing documents from Novo Nordisk and the FDA, which will form the basis for the Advisory Committee’s discussion, provide an overview of the non-clinical and clinical data for nonacog beta pegol for the treatment of haemophilia B.


The briefing materials can be accessed on the FDA webpage: https://www.fda.gov/AdvisoryCommittees/CommitteesMeetingMaterials/BloodVaccinesan dOtherBiologics/BloodProductsAdvisoryCommittee/ucm543914.htm


About advisory committee meetings

FDA advisory committees are panels of independent experts who advise the FDA on specific questions raised by the FDA as they consider regulatory decisions. The FDA is not bound by the committee's recommendation, but it takes its advice into consideration when reviewing new drug applications. According to the FDA Amendment Act of 2007 (FDAAA), the FDA should refer new drugs to an advisory committee meeting, or alternatively justify why an advisory committee meeting was not requested.


About nonacog beta pegol

Nonacog beta pegol is a factor IX molecule with an extended half-life intended for replacement therapy in patients with haemophilia B. GlycoPEGylation is a well- established technique commonly used to prolong the circulating half-life of drugs.


The BLA for nonacog beta pegol was submitted to the FDA in May 2016 under the US FDA's Prescription Drug User Fee Act V (PDUFA V) regulation. In Europe, nonacog beta pegol received a positive CHMP opinion on 24 March 2017.



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Novo Nordisk is a global healthcare company with more than 90 years of innovation and leadership in diabetes care. This heritage has given us experience and capabilities that also enable us to help people defeat other serious chronic conditions: haemophilia, growth disorders and obesity. Headquartered in Denmark, Novo Nordisk employs approximately 42,000 people in 77 countries and markets its products in more than 165 countries. Novo Nordisk's B shares are listed on Nasdaq Copenhagen (Novo-B). Its ADRs are listed on the New York Stock Exchange (NVO). For more information, visit novonordisk.com, Facebook, Twitter, LinkedIn, YouTube


Further information

Katrine Sperling +45 4442 6718 krsp@novonordisk.com
Courtney Mallon (US)  +1 609 786 4079 cyml@novonordisk.com 
Ken Inchausti (US) +1 609 786 8316 kiau@novonordisk.com
Peter Hugreffe Ankersen +45 3075 9085 phak@novonordisk.com
Hanna Ögren +45 3079 8519 haoe@novonordisk.com
Anders Mikkelsen +45 3079 4461 armk@novonordisk.com
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Date: March 31, 2017




Lars Fruergaard Jørgensen

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