The European Medicines Agency has been formally notified by RepliGen Europe Limited of its decision to withdraw its application for a centralised marketing authorisation for the medicine SecreFlo (secretin human), powder for solution for injection. SecreFlo was intended to be used with magnetic resonance imaging (MRI) to improve pancreatic duct visualisation for the detection of duct abnormalities to enhance clinical decision-making in adults with known or suspected pancreatitis.
The application for the marketing authorisation for SecreFlo was submitted to the Agency on 2 February 2012. At the time of the withdrawal it was under review by the Agency’s Committee for Medicinal Products for Human Use (CHMP).
In its withdrawal letter, the company stated that it has decided to withdraw the application since the major objections raised by the Committee cannot be answered in the available timeframe.
More information about SecreFlo and the state of the scientific assessment at the time of withdrawal will be made available in a question-and-answer document. This document, together with the withdrawal letter from the company, will be published on the Agency’s website after the CHMP meeting of 17-20 September 2012.