EMA accepts Titan’s Probuphine marketing application for review

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The European Medicines Agency has accepted for review Titan Pharmaceuticals’ (NASDAQ:TTNP) marketing authorization application (MAA) for Probuphine.

The acceptance marks the beginning of the EMA's regulatory review process for Probuphine for substitution treatment for opioid drug dependence, within a framework of medical, social and psychological treatment.

Probuphine, a subdermal implant utilizing Titan’s ProNeura drug delivery technology, is available in the U.S. as the only six-month treatment for opioid dependence that delivers buprenorphine continuously. 

"The acceptance of the MAA for Probuphine is an important step toward bringing Probuphine to a wide population of patients suffering from opioid use disorder in Europe, the second largest market for buprenorphine-based products worldwide,” Kate Beebe, Titan's EVP and chief development officer, said in a statement. 

In October 2017, Titan received a notice of allowance from the European Patent Office for a patent covering methods of use claims for treating opioid dependence with a subdermal implant containing buprenorphine. The patent is expected to provide protection for Probuphine in Europe into 2023.