SAN RAFAEL, Calif., May 30, 2013 (GLOBE NEWSWIRE) -- BioMarin Pharmaceutical Inc. (Nasdaq:BMRN) today announced that the European Medicines Agency (EMA) has validated the Marketing Authorization Application (MAA) for Vimizim. Validation of the MAA confirms that the submission is complete and starts the EMA's formal review process. Earlier this year, the EMA accepted BioMarin's request for accelerated assessment for this MAA on the grounds that Vimizim could satisfy an unmet medical need and is of major interest from the point of view of therapeutic innovation and public health. Accelerated assessment has the potential to shorten EMA's review procedure. However, at any time during the MAA assessment, the EMA may decide to continue the assessment under standard assessment timelines. Assuming the Vimizim application remains on the accelerated assessment timeline, a CHMP opinion is anticipated in December 2013, and, if positive, a decision from the European Commission could be received in the first quarter of 2014.
Vimizim MAA Validated By The EMA
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