Pivotal Phase III data at ASCO show Roche ’s Tecentriq helps certain people with early lung cancer live significantly longer without their disease returning
Basel, 20 May 2021 – Roche (SIX: RO, ROG; OTCQX: RHHBY) today announced interim results from the Phase III IMpower010 study, showing for the first time that treatment with Tecentriq® (atezolizumab) following surgery and chemotherapy reduced the risk of disease recurrence or death (disease-free survival; DFS) by 34% (hazard ratio [HR]=0.66, 95% CI: 0.50–0.88) in people with Stage II-IIIA non-small cell lung cancer (NSCLC), whose tumours express PD-L1≥1%, compared with best supportive care (BSC). In this population, median DFS was not yet reached for Tecentriq compared with 35.3 months for BSC. (Source: Roche Media News)
Source: Roche Media News - May 20, 2021 Category: Pharmaceuticals Source Type: news

Roche to present data from one of the most comprehensive oncology portfolios at the 2021 ASCO Annual Meeting showcasing advancements for people living with cancer
Basel, 11 May 2021 - Roche (SIX: RO, ROG; OTCQX: RHHBY) today announced that new data from clinical trials of 19 approved and investigational medicines across 20 cancer types will be presented at the 2021 ASCO Annual Meeting, which will be held 4-8 June, 2021. A total of 132 abstracts that include a Roche medicine will be presented at this year ' s meeting. These data advance oncology by showing the importance of making patient-centric treatment decisions and providing tailored medical care based on specific cancer types.“We will be presenting data from across our diverse oncology portfolio that has the potential to help...
Source: Roche Media News - May 11, 2021 Category: Pharmaceuticals Source Type: news

Roche ’s Tecentriq approved by European Commission as a first-line monotherapy treatment for people with a type of metastatic non-small cell lung cancer
Basel, 5 May 2021 – Roche (SIX: RO, ROG; OTCQX: RHHBY) today announced that the European Commission has approved Tecentriq® (atezolizumab) as a first-line (initial) treatment for adults with metastatic non-small cell lung cancer (NSCLC) whose tumours have high PD-L1 expression*, with no epidermal growth factor rec eptor (EGFR) or anaplastic lymphoma kinase (ALK) genomic tumour aberrations. (Source: Roche Media News)
Source: Roche Media News - May 5, 2021 Category: Pharmaceuticals Source Type: news

US FDA Advisory Committee votes in favour of maintaining accelerated approval of Roche ’s Tecentriq for previously untreated metastatic bladder cancer
Basel, 28 April 2021 – Roche (SIX: RO, ROG; OTCQX: RHHBY) today announced the US Food and Drug Administration (FDA) Oncologic Drugs Advisory Committee (ODAC) voted 10 to 1 in favour of maintaining accelerated approval of Tecentriq® (atezolizumab) for the treatment of adults with locally advanced or metastatic urothel ial carcinoma (mUC, bladder cancer) who are not eligible for cisplatin-containing chemotherapy and whose tumours express high levels of PD-L1 (PD-L1–stained tumour-infiltrating immune cells covering ≥5 percent of the tumour area) as determined by an FDA-approved test or are not eligible for any platinum...
Source: Roche Media News - April 28, 2021 Category: Pharmaceuticals Source Type: news

Roche launches new ways to use their cardiovascular tests empowering clinicians to improve diagnosis and treatment of millions of people
Basel, 28 April 2021 - Roche (SIX: RO, ROG; OTCQX: RHHBY) announced a series of five new intended uses for two key cardiac biomarkers using the Elecsys ® technology: high sensitive cardiac troponin T (cTnT-hs) and N-terminal pro-brain natriuretic peptide test (NT-proBNP). These gold standard biomarkers³ have proven to be successful in supporting cardiovascular disease management and can help clinicians diagnose heart attacks⁴ (cTnT-hs) and bett er manage heart failure⁵ (NT-proBNP). Roche ' s introduction of five new intended uses for these existing, globally accepted diagnostic solutions means more people could benef...
Source: Roche Media News - April 28, 2021 Category: Pharmaceuticals Source Type: news

US FDA Advisory Committee votes in favour of maintaining accelerated approval of Roche ’s Tecentriq for PD-L1-positive, metastatic triple-negative breast cancer
This study did not meet its primary endpoint of PFS for the initial (first-line) treatment of people with mTNBC in the PD-L1-positive population. As the clinically meaningful benefit demonstrated in the IMpassion130 study remains, Roche looks forward to continuing to work with the FDA to determine next steps with regard to Tecentriq in this indication.Roche remains committed to following the science to better understand cancer, including which patients may benefit most from immunotherapy treatment. Tecentriq has already demonstrated its transformational role in areas of high medical need and is a first in class medicine ap...
Source: Roche Media News - April 27, 2021 Category: Pharmaceuticals Source Type: news

CHMP recommends EU approval of Roche ’s ENSPRYNG (satralizumab) for adults and adolescents with neuromyelitis optica spectrum disorder (NMOSD)
Basel, 23 April 2021 - Roche (SIX: RO, ROG; OTCQX: RHHBY) announced today that the European Medicines Agency ’s (EMA) Committee for Medicinal Products for Human Use (CHMP) has recommended the approval of ENSPRYNG® (satralizumab) as the first subcutaneous treatment option for adults and adolescents from 12 years of age living with anti-aquaporin-4 antibody (AQP4-IgG) seropositive neuromyelitis optica spe ctrum disorder (NMOSD), as a monotherapy or in combination with immunosuppressive therapy (IST). AQP4-IgG are present in around 70-80% of people with NMOSD, who tend to experience a more severe disease course.NMOSD is a ...
Source: Roche Media News - April 23, 2021 Category: Pharmaceuticals Source Type: news

Roche receives FDA approval for first companion diagnostic to identify endometrial cancer patients eligible for immunotherapy
Basel, 23 April 2021 - Roche (SIX: RO, ROG; OTCQX: RHHBY) today announced U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA) approval of the VENTANA MMR RxDx Panel for advanced or recurrent endometrial cancer patients. MMR is a molecular mechanism that functions to correct certain errors that can spontaneously occur during DNA replication. Testing can identify patients eligible for treatment with JEMPERLI (dostarlimab-gxly) monotherapy, an anti-PD1 immunotherapy from GlaxoSmithKline (GSK) that was approved by the FDA on 22 April 2021. (Source: Roche Media News)
Source: Roche Media News - April 23, 2021 Category: Pharmaceuticals Source Type: news

Roche purchases shares in tender offer for GenMark Diagnostics, Inc.
Basel, 22 April 2021 - Roche (SIX: RO, ROG; OTCQX: RHHBY) and GenMark Diagnostics, Inc. today announced that Roche ’s wholly owned subsidiary Geronimo Acquisition Corp. has accepted for payment all shares validly tendered and not validly withdrawn pursuant to its tender offer for all outstanding shares of common stock of GenMark Diagnostics, Inc. (NASDAQ: GNMK) at a price of USD 24.05 per share in cash. The te nder offer expired at 12:00 midnight, Eastern Time, at the end of the day on 21 April 2021 and was not extended. (Source: Roche Media News)
Source: Roche Media News - April 22, 2021 Category: Pharmaceuticals Source Type: news

Roche reports solid results in the first quarter of 2021
Group sales increase 3%1 at constant exchange rates (CER); 1% decline in Swiss francs, as a result of the appreciation of the Swiss franc (Source: Roche Media News)
Source: Roche Media News - April 21, 2021 Category: Pharmaceuticals Source Type: news

New data for Roche ’s OCREVUS (ocrelizumab) reinforce significant benefit on slowing disease progression in relapsing and primary progressive multiple sclerosis
Basel, 16 April 2021 - Roche (SIX: RO, ROG; OTCQX: RHHBY) today announced new OCREVUS ® (ocrelizumab) analyses supporting its significant benefit on disease progression in early-stage relapsing-remitting multiple sclerosis (RRMS) and primary progressive MS (PPMS) as well as demonstrating high persistence and strong adherence to twice-yearly (six-monthly) dosing. These data are being presented virtually at the 73rd American Academy of Neurology (AAN) Annual Meeting from 17–22 April 2021. OCREVUS is the number one prescribed MS medication in the U.S. for patients starting a new treatment, and more than 200,000 people have...
Source: Roche Media News - April 16, 2021 Category: Pharmaceuticals Source Type: news

Roche ’s Evrysdi continues to improve motor function and survival in babies with Type 1 Spinal Muscular Atrophy (SMA)
Basel, 15 April 2021 - Roche (SIX: RO, ROG; OTCQX: RHHBY) today announced new 2-year data from Part 2 of FIREFISH, a Phase 2/3 global study evaluating Evrysdi ™ (risdiplam) in infants aged 1-7 months at enrollment with symptomatic Type 1 spinal muscular atrophy (SMA). The data showed Evrysdi continued to improve motor function between months 12 and 24, including the ability to sit without support. The study also showed Evrysdi continued to improve survi val, improve ability to feed orally and reduce the need for permanent ventilation*. Exploratory data suggested Evrysdi continued to improve the ability to swallow and red...
Source: Roche Media News - April 15, 2021 Category: Pharmaceuticals Source Type: news

FDA Approves Xolair (omalizumab) Prefilled Syringe for Self-Injection Across All Indications
●  Xolair for self-injection offers healthcare providers and appropriate patients another administration option for more flexibility in managing their treatmentBasel, 13 April 2020 - Roche (SIX: RO, ROG; OTCQX: RHHBY) today announced that the U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA) has approved the company ’s supplemental Biologics License Application for Xolair® (omalizumab) prefilled syringe for self-injection across all approved U.S. indications.1 Xolair is the only FDA-approved biologic designed to target and block immunoglobulin E (IgE) for the treatment of moderate to severe persistent allergic asthma, chronic...
Source: Roche Media News - April 13, 2021 Category: Pharmaceuticals Source Type: news

Phase III prevention trial showed subcutaneous administration of investigational antibody cocktail casirivimab and imdevimab reduced risk of symptomatic COVID-19 infections by 81%
Basel, 12 April 2021 - Roche (SIX: RO, ROG; OTCQX: RHHBY) today confirmed positive results from the phase III REGN-COV 2069 trial assessing the ability of the investigational antibody cocktail casirivimab and imdevimab to reduce the risk and burden of COVID-19 infection among household contacts of SARS-CoV-2 infected individuals. The trial, which was jointly run with the National Institute of Allergy and Infectious Diseases (NIAID), part of the National Institutes of Health (NIH), met its primary and key secondary endpoints. It showed that the subcutaneous administration of casirivimab and imdevimab reduced the risk of sym...
Source: Roche Media News - April 12, 2021 Category: Pharmaceuticals Source Type: news

New Roche data at 2021 AAN highlight impact and breadth of expanding neuroscience portfolio
             Basel, 8 April 2021 - Roche (SIX: RO, ROG; OTCQX: RHHBY) today announced that new data for its approved and investigational medicines for the treatment of neurological disorders will be presented at the 73rd American Academy of Neurology (AAN) Annual Meeting being held virtually April 17-22, 2021. These new data include 23 abstracts highlighting the expanding Roche neuroscience portfolio across six therapeutic areas, including EVRYSDI ™ (risdiplam) for spinal muscular atrophy (SMA), OCREVUS® (ocrelizumab) in relapsing and primary progressive multiple sclerosis (RMS and PPMS), investigational Br...
Source: Roche Media News - April 8, 2021 Category: Pharmaceuticals Source Type: news