OSLO, Norway, Oct. 26, 2018 /PRNewswire/ -- Nordic Nanovector ASA (OSE: NANO) announces that the first clinical site in the United States (in Long Beach, CA) for the pivotal PARADIGME trial has been initiated to enable enrolment of patients.
PARADIGME is a global randomised Phase 2b clinical
Lisa Rojkjaer MD, Nordic Nanovector CMO, commented: "The enrolment of patients into North American sites is important for the overall clinical development program of Betalutin® in NHL. We are pleased to have opened the first US site in the PARADIGME trial and anticipate further clinical sites coming on-board in the coming months."
The objective of PARADIGME is to determine the best dosing regimen for Betalutin® as a new treatment option for 3L FL patients. The primary endpoint for the trial is overall response rate (ORR) and secondary endpoints include duration of response (DoR), progression free survival (PFS), overall survival (OS), safety and quality of life. The data from this trial are expected to support market authorisation applications for Betalutin® as a new treatment option for 3L FL patients.
The initial efficacy and safety data read-out for PARADIGME is targeted for the first half of 2020.
In June, Betalutin® received Fast Track designation in the US for the treatment of patients with 3L R/R FL, and on 24 October, the MHRA granted Betalutin® a Promising Innovative Medicine Designation in the treatment of advanced relapsed/refractory follicular lymphoma.
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Betalutin® is a tumour-seeking anti-CD37 antibody (lilotomab) conjugated to a low-intensity radionuclide (lutetium-177). It has shown promising efficacy and tolerability in the Phase 1/2a LYMRIT 37-01 clinical study in relapsed/refractory follicular lymphoma (R/R FL) and is currently in a global, randomised Phase 2b trial, PARADIGME, in third line (3L) FL patients who are refractory to standard-of-care anti-CD20 immunotherapy (including rituximab).
Betalutin® is also being investigated in the Phase 1b Archer-1 study in combination with rituximab in second-line FL patients, and in the Phase 1 LYMRIT 37-05 study in patients with R/R diffuse large B-cell lymphoma (DLBCL), the most common form of non-Hodgkin's lymphoma (NHL).
Betalutin® has been granted Fast Track designation (in June 2018) in the US for the treatment of patients with R/R FL. Betalutin® also received Orphan Drug designations for FL in both the USA and Europe in 2014.
Betalutin® is selective for CD37, a novel therapeutic target protein that is highly expressed on the surface of B-cell non-Hodgkin's lymphoma (NHL) cells. When bound to CD37 on tumour cells, Betalutin® is internalised, causing DNA damage and cell death.
About Nordic Nanovector
Nordic Nanovector is committed to develop and deliver innovative therapies to patients to address major unmet medical needs and advance cancer care. The Company aspires to become a leader in the development of targeted therapies for haematological cancers. Nordic Nanovector's lead clinical-stage candidate is Betalutin®, a novel CD37-targeting antibody-radionuclide-conjugate designed to advance the treatment of non-Hodgkin's Lymphoma (NHL). NHL is an indication with substantial unmet medical need, representing a growing market forecast to be worth nearly USD 20 billion by 2024. Nordic Nanovector intends to retain marketing rights and to actively participate in the commercialisation of Betalutin® in core markets.
Further information about the Company can be found at www.nordicnanovector.com
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