LONDON, April 25, 2022 (GLOBE NEWSWIRE) — Autolus Therapeutics plc (Nasdaq: AUTL), a clinical-stage biopharmaceutical firm creating next-generation programmed T cell therapies, right this moment introduced that the U.S. Meals and Drug Administration (FDA) has granted Regenerative Medication Superior Remedy (RMAT) designation to its lead gene remedy obecabatagene autoleucel (obe-cel), a CD19-directed autologous chimeric antigen receptor (CAR) T remedy that’s being investigated within the ongoing FELIX Part 2 examine of grownup relapsed / refractory B-Acute Lymphocytic Leukemia (ALL).
The FDA grants RMAT designation to drug candidates in recognition of the remedy’s potential to handle vital unmet medical wants in sufferers with severe or life-threatening situations. RMAT designation offers vital advantages within the drug growth course of, designed to facilitate and expedite growth and regulatory evaluation.
“RMAT designation is a crucial regulatory milestone for obe-cel and highlights its potential to handle the unmet medical want for grownup sufferers with relapsed and refractory B-ALL,” mentioned Dr. Christian Itin, Chief Govt Officer of Autolus. “RMAT designation from FDA, PRIME designation from EMA and ILAP designation from MHRA facilitate regulatory interactions with key well being authorities and helps our drive to convey this modern remedy to sufferers as shortly as attainable.”
obe-cel has beforehand been granted Priority Medicines (PRIME) designation by the European Medicines Company (EMA) and Progressive Licensing and Entry Pathway (ILAP) by the Medicines and Healthcare merchandise Regulatory Company (MHRA), United Kingdom.
About Autolus Therapeutics plc
Autolus is a clinical-stage biopharmaceutical firm creating next-generation, programmed T cell therapies for the remedy of most cancers. Utilizing a broad suite of proprietary and modular T cell programming applied sciences, the Firm is engineering exactly focused, managed and extremely energetic T cell therapies which can be designed to raised acknowledge most cancers cells, break down their protection mechanisms and eradicate these cells. Autolus has a pipeline of product candidates in growth for the remedy of hematological malignancies and strong tumors. For extra data, please go to www.autolus.com.
About obe-cel (AUTO1)
obe-cel is a CD19 CAR T cell investigational remedy designed to beat the restrictions in medical exercise and security in comparison with present CD19 CAR T cell therapies. Designed to have a quick goal binding off-rate to attenuate extreme activation of the programmed T cells, obe-cel might scale back toxicity and be much less vulnerable to T cell exhaustion, which might improve persistence and enhance the power of the programmed T cells to interact in serial killing of goal most cancers cells. In collaboration with Autolus’ tutorial companion, UCL, obe-cel is at the moment being evaluated in a Part 1 medical trials for B-NHL. Autolus has progressed obe-cel to the FELIX trial, a possible pivotal trial for grownup ALL.
About obe-cel FELIX medical trial
Autolus’ FELIX Part 1b/2 medical trial of obe-cel is enrolling grownup sufferers with relapsed / refractory B-precursor ALL. The trial had a Part 1b element previous to continuing to the one arm, Part 2 medical trial. The first endpoint is general response price, and the secondary endpoints embody length of response, MRD detrimental CR price and security. The trial is designed to enroll roughly 140 sufferers throughout 34 of the main tutorial and non-academic facilities in the US, United Kingdom and Europe. [NCT04404660]
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