Research & Development
Genentech gains FDA approval for Vabysmo prefilled syringe in treating causes of vision loss
5 July 2024 -

Biotechnology company Genentech, part of the Roche Group (SIX: RO, ROG) (OTCQX: RHHBY), announced on Friday that it has secured US Food and Drug Administration (FDA) approval for its Vabysmo (faricimab-svoa) prefilled syringe for treating three retinal conditions that can cause blindness.

The Vabysmo 6.0 mg single-dose prefilled syringe (PFS) is indicated for use in the treatment of wet, or neovascular, age-related macular degeneration (AMD), diabetic macular edema (DME) and macular edema following retinal vein occlusion (RVO). Together, these three conditions affect almost three million people in the United States.

Designed to simplify administration, Vabysmo PFS offers retina specialists a ready-to-use option. It delivers the same medication as existing Vabysmo vials.

Vabysmo has already gained approval in over 95 countries for wet AMD and DME, with RVO approvals in selected regions.