ROCKVILLE, MD, Nov. 17, 2022 (GLOBE NEWSWIRE) --
MacroGenics, Inc. (NASDAQ: MGNX), a biopharmaceutical company focused on developing and commercializing innovative antibody-based therapeutics for the treatment of cancer, today reported that the U.S. Food and Drug Administration announced the approval of the Biologics License Application (BLA) for teplizumab, an anti-CD3 monoclonal antibody that was previously developed by MacroGenics. Teplizumab was acquired by Provention Bio, Inc. in May 2018 pursuant to an asset purchase agreement.
"We are very pleased to see the culmination of years of effort by Provention, MacroGenics, and tireless champions in academia and government, with the achievement of the approval of teplizumab," said Scott Koenig, M.D., Ph.D., President and CEO of MacroGenics. "We applaud this outcome, which represents an advancement for individuals and their families dealing with the risks and consequences of type 1 diabetes."