Emerging Technology Reports

The Emerging Technology Report provides regular updates about emerging and potentially disruptive technologies that are likely to have a significant impact in healthcare. This “early warning” report monitors new health technologies from 6 months to 2 years within a regulatory submission and tracks those as they go through clinical trial development and the regulatory approval process.

For each emerging technology, our analysts describe the technology and intended use, its prospects relative to the regulatory process and FDA information, competing technologies, relevant clinical guidelines, high-level look at the evidence such as published abstracts in the medical literature and available meeting abstracts, and available clinical trials.

Abecma (Idecabtagene Vicleucel) for Multiple Myeloma

Abecma (idecabtagene vicleucel) is a B-cell maturation antigen (BCMA)-directed genetically modified autologous T cell immunotherapy indicated for the treatment of adult patients with relapsed or refractory multiple myeloma after 4 or more prior lines of therapy, including an immunomodulatory agent, a proteasome inhibitor, and an anti-CD38 monoclonal antibody.

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Anifrolumab for Systemic Lupus Erythematosus

Anifrolumab is an investigational fully human monoclonal antibody that binds to subunit 1 of the type I interferon (IFN) receptor, blocking the activity of all type I IFNs. It is proposed for the treatment of adults with moderately to severely active systemic lupus erythematosus (SLE) who are receiving standard care.

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Retifanlimab for Squamous Cell Anal Cancer

Retifanlimab is an investigational intravenous humanized monoclonal antibody that inhibits the activity of programmed death-1 (PD-1). By blocking PD-1, retifanlimab acts as an immune checkpoint inhibitor, freeing T cells to kill cancer cells and boosting immune system response against certain cancers. Retifanlimab is proposed as a monotherapy for locally advanced and metastat…

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