Boehringer Ingelheim Corporation Submits First Oncology Compound, afatinib* for European Approval

Published: Sep 20, 2012

INGELHEIM, Germany--(BUSINESS WIRE)-- Today, Boehringer Ingelheim has announced the submission of a Marketing Authorisation Application to the European Medicines Agency (EMA) for approval of afatinib*, the first irreversible ErbB Family Blocker, as a treatment for patients with EGFR (ErbB1) mutation positive non-small cell lung cancer (NSCLC). Afatinib* has demonstrated unprecedented efficacy versus chemotherapy in the Phase III LUX-Lung 3 registration trial, which provides pivotal support for this submission.1

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