BEDFORD, Mass. and INDIANAPOLIS, April 24, 2023 (GLOBE NEWSWIRE) -- Lantheus Holdings, Inc. (“Lantheus”) (NASDAQ: LNTH), a company committed to improving patient outcomes through diagnostics, radiotherapeutics and artificial intelligence solutions that enable clinicians to Find, Fight and Follow disease, and POINT Biopharma Global, Inc. (“POINT”) (NASDAQ: PNT), a company accelerating the discovery, development and global access to life-changing radiopharmaceuticals, today announced the U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA) has granted Fast Track designation for 177Lu-PNT2002 for the treatment of metastatic castration resistant prostate cancer (mCRPC). Fast track is a process designed to facilitate the development and expedite the review of drugs to treat serious conditions and address unmet medical needs. PNT2002 is an innovative PSMA-targeted 177Lu-based radiopharmaceutical therapy that combines a PSMA-targeted ligand, PSMA-I&T, with the beta-emitting radioisotope no-carrier-added 177Lu.
“Fast track designation by the FDA is an important milestone and recognizes the potential for 177Lu-PNT2002 to address the significant unmet need for mCRPC patients,” said Jean-Claude Provost, M.D., Chief Medical Officer at Lantheus. “We are encouraged by the FDA’s decision as it reflects the need for FDA approved and widely available treatments for these patients. This designation will allow us to work closely with the FDA, along with our partner POINT, to quickly advance 177Lu-PNT2002, with the potential to make a meaningful difference for patients who require new treatment options.”
“The FDA Fast Track designation for 177Lu-PNT2002 underscores its potential to address a serious unmet need and serve as a meaningful therapeutic option for patients with mCRPC,” said Dr. Neil Fleshner, M.D., Chief Medical Officer of POINT Biopharma. “We are seeing that radioligand therapy is quickly becoming another pillar of cancer treatment, and, with our continued focus on supply chain excellence, we believe that we are very well positioned to meet market demands post approval. We will continue to work closely with our partner Lantheus and with the FDA to bring 177Lu-PNT2002 to patients as quickly as possible.”
The Phase 3 SPLASH trial is a multi-center, randomized, open label assessment of 177Lu-PNT2002 in participants with PSMA-expressing mCRPC who have progressed on androgen receptor pathway inhibitor therapy and refuse, or are not eligible for, chemotherapy. Participants were randomized 2:1 with those in arm A receiving 177Lu-PNT2002 and those in arm B receiving either abiraterone or enzalutamide. Participants in arm B who experience centrally assessed radiographic progression and meet protocol eligibility have the option to crossover and receive 177Lu-PNT2002. Patients are subject to follow-up for up to 5 years from their first 177Lu-PNT2002 dose. The primary endpoint of the study is radiographic progression-free survival. Key secondary endpoints include overall survival, overall response rate, and duration of response. Safety and tolerability will also be assessed. Enrollment in the trial is complete and SPLASH top line data is expected in the second half of 2023. More information about the trial is accessible at www.ClinicalTrials.gov, identifier NCT04647526.
Lantheus in-licensed exclusive worldwide commercialization rights (excluding certain Asian territories) to 177Lu-PNT2002 from POINT in December of 2022. To read the press release, please click here.
With more than 65 years of experience in delivering life-changing science, Lantheus is committed to improving patient outcomes through diagnostics, radiotherapeutics and artificial intelligence solutions that enable clinicians to Find, Fight and Follow disease. Lantheus is headquartered in Massachusetts and has offices in New Jersey, Canada and Sweden. For more information, visit www.lantheus.com.
About POINT Biopharma Global Inc.
POINT Biopharma Global Inc. is a globally focused radiopharmaceutical company building a platform for the clinical development and commercialization of radioligands that fight cancer. POINT aims to transform precision medicine by combining a portfolio of targeted radioligand assets, a seasoned management team, an industry-leading pipeline, in-house manufacturing capabilities, and secured supply for medical isotopes including actinium-225 and lutetium-177. POINT’s active clinical trials include FRONTIER, the Phase 1 trial for PNT2004, a pan-cancer program targeting fibroblast activation protein-α (FAP-α), and SPLASH, the Phase 3 trial for 177Lu-PNT2002 for people with metastatic castration resistant prostate cancer (mCRPC) after second-line hormonal treatment. Learn more about POINT Biopharma Global Inc. at https://www.pointbiopharma.com/.
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