June 6, 2024

FDA Approves Rytelo for the Treatment of Adult Patients with Lower-Risk MDS with Transfusion-Dependent Anemia June 6, 2024 – Geron Corporation has announced that the U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA) has  approved Rytelo™ (imetelstat) for the treatment of adult patients:

• with low- to intermediate-1 risk myelodysplastic syndromes (MDS),

• with transfusion-dependent (TD) anemia requiring four or more red blood cell units over eight weeks,

• who have not responded to or have lost response to or are ineligible for erythropoiesis-stimulating agents (ESA).

Rytelo is a first-in-class treatment that works by inhibiting telomerase enzymatic activity, and It is indicated to be administered as an intravenous infusion over two hours every four weeks.

Source: Geron Corporation

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