Endocyte & ITM Announce Long-Term Supply Agreement
Endocyte, Inc. and ITM Isotopen Technologien München AG recently announced that ITM´s subsidiary, Isotope Technologies Garching GmbH (ITG), and Endocyte have signed a long-term global supply agreement for the highly purified, no-carrier-added Lutetium-177 (177Lu) EndolucinBeta to support clinical and commercial supply of 177Lu-PSMA-617, through 2035.
“We are pleased to secure this long-term strategic partnership to ensure a reliable supply of no-carrier-added Lutetium-177 through commercialization,” said Mike Sherman, President and CEO of Endocyte. “This agreement broadens and extends the supply agreement with ITG that we established earlier this year, supporting our ongoing phase 3 VISION trial of 177Lu-PSMA-617 for the treatment of advanced prostate cancer.”
Under the terms of the supply agreement, ITG will provide Endocyte with 100% of the Lutetium-177 required for the Phase 3 VISION trial. ITG also will provide at least 50% and up to 100% of commercial supply at Endocyte’s request. Endocyte will pay €5 million up-front to support the company´s ongoing expansion of worldwide manufacturing capacity for Lutetium-177. Additional terms of the agreement are not disclosed.
“We are pleased to extend our collaboration with Endocyte as a trusted partner while they develop this important potential therapy for patients with advanced prostate cancer,” added Steffen Schuster, CEO of ITM. “We believe ITM is already well positioned to support the completion of Endocyte’s VISION trial and we are preparing to support the potential global commercialization of this therapy. With multiple manufacturing facilities around the world and an unrivaled logistics network, we are confident we will reliably meet the needs for this significant opportunity.”
Endocyte is a biopharmaceutical company and leader in developing targeted therapies for the personalized treatment of cancer. The company’s drug conjugation technology targets therapeutics and companion imaging agents specifically to the site of diseased cells. Endocyte’s lead program is a prostate specific membrane antigen (PSMA)-targeted radioligand therapy, 177Lu-PSMA-617, in phase 3 for metastatic castration-resistant prostate cancer (mCRPC). Endocyte also expects to have an Investigational New Drug application submitted in the fourth quarter of 2018 for its adaptor-controlled CAR T-cell therapy which will be studied initially in osteosarcoma. For more information, visit www.endocyte.com.
ITM Isotopen Technologien München AG is a privately held group of companies dedicated to the development, production and global supply of innovative diagnostic and therapeutic radionuclides and radiopharmaceuticals. Since its foundation in 2004, ITM and its subsidiaries have established GMP manufacturing and a robust global supply network of novel, first-in-class medical radionuclides and generator platform for a new generation of targeted cancer diagnostics and therapies. Furthermore, ITM is developing a proprietary portfolio and growing pipeline of targeted treatments in various stages of clinical development, which address a range of cancers such as neuroendocrine cancers and bone metastases. ITM’s main objectives, together with its scientific, medical and industrial collaboration partners worldwide, are to significantly improve outcomes and quality of life for cancer patients while at the same time reducing side-effects and improving health economics through a new generation of Targeted Radionuclide Therapies in Precision Oncology. For more information, visit www.itm.ag.
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