PDC*line Pharma receives Advanced-Therapy Medicinal Product (ATMP) classification from the European Medicines Agency (EMA) for its new class of therapeutic cancer vaccines (PDC*vac)
June 15th 2015 – The Philadelphia 2015 BIO International Convention (US) and Grenoble (France) – PDC*line Pharma, a clinical-stage biotech company, announces that PDC*vac, its new class of therapeutic cancer vaccines based on a line of Plasmacytoid Dendritic Cells (PDC*line), was granted Advanced-Therapy Medicinal Product (ATMP) classification by the Committee for Advanced Therapies (CAT) of the European Medicines Agency (EMA), in consultation with the European Commission. The EMA / CAT considers that PDC*vac fulfills the definition of an Advanced-Therapy Medicinal Product (ATMP), within the Somatic-Cell Therapy Medicinal Product category.
Laurent LEVY, co-founder & CEO of PDC*line Pharma, commented: “The granting of ATMP classification for PDC*vac is a key milestone in the development of our new class of therapeutic cancer vaccines. This classification enables us to receive centralized scientific advice and guidance from the EMA / CAT and to file for the Marketing Authorization at the European level. In addition, PDC*line Pharma is now eligible to benefit from incentives for Small and Medium size Enterprises (SME) developing an ATMP.”