GSK's 5-in-1 Meningococcal Vaccine Progresses in Regulatory Review

Vantage Market Research

Jun 07, 2024

According to analysts at Vantage Market Research, the Meningococcal Vaccines market is anticipated to achieve USD 6.35 Billion by 2032 with a CAGR of 6.5%. GSK plc (LSE/NYSE: GSK) has marked a significant milestone in its quest to combat invasive meningococcal disease (IMD) with the acceptance of its 5-in-1 meningococcal ABCWY (MenABCWY) vaccine candidate for regulatory review by the US Food and Drug Administration (FDA). The Biologics License Application (BLA) submission sets the stage for a potential regulatory decision by February 14, 2025.

The combination of the antigenic components of two existing meningococcal vaccines, Bexsero and Menveo, is a vaccine candidate that has been developed by GSK's expertise. To streamline vaccination efforts and reduce the burden of invasive meningococcal disease, it targets the five most common groups of Neisseria meningitidis bacteria worldwide. The possibility of fewer injections could simplify the procedures for vaccination, which may lead to an increase in completion and coverage rates.

Invasive meningococcal disease poses a grave threat, particularly to adolescents and young adults, with potentially devastating consequences including death and long-term complications. Despite existing immunization recommendations, low vaccination rates persist, partly attributed to the complexity of the vaccination schedule.

The advancement of GSK's MenABCWY vaccine is underpinned by robust clinical data. In a pivotal phase III trial involving over 3,650 participants across multiple countries, the vaccine demonstrated immunological non-inferiority to GSK's existing vaccines and elicited strong immune responses against diverse meningococcal strains. Importantly, it exhibited a favorable safety profile consistent with established vaccines.

The MenABCWY vaccine offers a promising solution to the persistent threat of invasive meningococcal disease. Its acceptance for regulatory review underscores GSK's commitment to advancing public health through innovative vaccine solutions. As the regulatory process unfolds, stakeholders await the FDA's decision, poised to potentially transform the landscape of meningococcal disease prevention.

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