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Palatin To Seek LeuTech BLA Expedited Review For Appendicitis Detection

This article was originally published in The Gray Sheet

Executive Summary

Palatin Technologies is targeting this summer for submission of a biologics license application for its LeuTech infection imaging agent for detecting appendicitis in patients with equivocal or suspected appendicitis. Phase III trials were completed in March.

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