Glaxo’s ‘Bubble Boy’ Gene Therapy Wins EU Drug Agency Nod

April 4, 2016

(Bloomberg) – GlaxoSmithKline Plc won the backing of the European Union’s drug regulator for its first gene therapy, which treats a rare disease that makes newborn babies unable to fight off everyday infections. The therapy, which will be marketed as Strimvelis, was recommended for approval by the European Medicines Agency’s Committee for Medicinal Products for Human Use, the London-based drugmaker said Friday in a statement. The European Commission usually follows the committee’s advice.