Ascendis Pharma Launches SKYTROFA® (lonapegsomatropin) in Germany for the Once-Weekly Treatment of Children and Adolescents with Growth Hormone Deficiency
COPENHAGEN, Denmark, Sept. 15, 2023 (GLOBE NEWSWIRE) -- Ascendis Pharma A/S (Nasdaq: ASND) today announced the launch in Germany of SKYTROFA® (lonapegsomatropin), its growth hormone approved in the European Union for the once-weekly treatment of children and adolescents ages 3 to 18 years with growth failure due to insufficient endogenous growth hormone secretion (growth hormone deficiency, or GHD).
“SKYTROFA is designed to deliver unmodified somatropin, the same growth hormone used in daily pediatric GHD treatments for more than 30 years, and we are pleased now to make it available in Germany,” said Camilla Harder Hartvig, Executive Vice President and Global Chief Commercial Officer at Ascendis Pharma. “This first European Union launch of SKYTROFA begins acceleration of its commercialization beyond the U.S. as we work to expand our leadership to new geographies.”
SKYTROFA (developed as TransCon hGH) was approved for pediatric GHD by the US Food & Drug Administration (FDA) in 2021 and by the European Commission (EC) in 2022.
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