NanOlogy Clinical Updates on Local Injection of NanoPac® for Pancreatic Cancer and Mucinous Cystic Neoplasms of the Pancreas

NanOlogy Clinical Updates on Local Injection of NanoPac® for Pancreatic Cancer and Mucinous Cystic Neoplasms of the Pancreas

 

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NanOlogy Clinical Updates on Local Injection of NanoPac® for Pancreatic Cancer and Mucinous Cystic Neoplasm of the Pancreas

Interim data from both clinical trials presented at the 2019 American College of Gastroenterology (ACG) Conference in San Antonio

FT. WORTH (November 7, 2019) — NanOlogy LLC, a clinical-stage oncology company, announced today that interim data were presented last week at the 2019 ACG annual meeting from two of its clinical trials each evaluating endoscopic ultrasound guided fine needle injection (EUS-FNI) of NanoPac (submicron particle paclitaxel): one for treatment of locally advanced pancreatic cancer (LAPC) and the other for treatment of mucinous cystic neoplasms of the pancreas (MCNs).

The pancreatic cancer clinical update of intratumoral NanoPac for treatment of LAPC was presented by Simon K. Lo, MD (Cedars-Sinai) as part of the Pancreatic Cancer/Esophagus plenary session.

The Phase 2a dose-rising and expansion pancreatic cancer trial is evaluating the safety and preliminary efficacy of NanoPac delivered intratumorally by EUS-FNI over 6 months in patients with nonresectable LAPC. After completion of the dose-rising phase, the trial has now enrolled 16 of 22 subjects into the dose expansion phase of the trial in which patients are receiving two intratumoral injections of NanoPac 4 weeks apart.

Highlights from Dr. Lo’s presentation on the dose expansion phase of the trial:

  • No drug-related local or systemic serious adverse events have been reported to date (n=25) including no reports of acute pancreatitis.
  • Of 7 subjects who have completed the 6-month study to date, one subject had a partial response with restaging from nonresectable to resectable (see video), 3 had stable disease, 1 had progressive disease, and 2 were withdrawn from the study.
  • Tumor volume decreases ranging from 7% to 76% have been seen in 7 of 11 subjects upon latest mpMRI to date at either the 3- or 6-month time point.
  • CA19-9 reductions of greater than 20% have been seen in 5 of 11 subjects upon latest measure to date at either the 3- or 6-month time point.

The pancreatic cyst clinical update on intracystic NanoPac for treatment of MCNs of the pancreas was presented during the poster sessions by Mohamed O. Othman, MD (Baylor College of Medicine). Dr Othman’s poster was recognized as a Presidential Poster, a distinction given to fewer than 5% of accepted abstracts each year, and was ultimately named co-winner for high quality, novel, unique and interesting research.

The Phase 2a dose rising and expansion pancreatic cyst trial is evaluating the safety and preliminary efficacy of NanoPac delivered intracystically by EUS-FNI following aspiration in patients with MCNs. The study is also enrolling in the dose expansion phase of the study and patients are receiving two intracystic injections of NanoPac 12 weeks apart.

Highlights from Dr. Othman’s poster presentation on the trial:

  • No drug-related local or systemic serious adverse events (SAE) have been reported to date (n=15) including no reports of acute pancreatitis. One case of gastric outlet obstruction that was possibly drug-related occurred in a subject who had a recent unrelated endoscopic procedure for hepatobiliary dysfunction. This condition was subsequently added as an exclusion criterion for the trial.
  • Plasma paclitaxel levels for all subjects analyzed have not exceed 1ng/mL suggesting that NanoPac particles are retained in the cyst over time.
  • Cyst volume decreases ranging from 8% to 89% have been seen in 9 of 11 subjects at last available imaging at either the 3- or 6-month time point.

Nanology plans to design follow-on clinical trials for both pancreatic cancer and pancreatic cysts in 2020 to further advance the programs toward regulatory submission.

In 2019, an estimated 57,000 new cases of pancreatic cancer will be diagnosed in the U.S. and 46,000 people will die from the disease. Pancreatic cancer is among the deadliest cancers with 9% survival rate at 5 years. It is also one of the few cancers for which no meaningful improvement in survival has been achieved in the last two decades. MCNs are a subset of pancreatic cysts that risk progression to pancreatic cancer. Patients with high risk MCNs may undergo surgical resection of the pancreas to remove the lesion, a complicated procedure associated with mortality and morbidity rates of 2% and 30% respectively. For both the disease itself and one of its common precursors, Nanology investigational drugs may offer a new way to help prevent or treat pancreatic cancer.

In addition to these trials, NanOlogy is advancing its therapeutic platform in preclinical and clinical programs across genitourinary, peritoneal, lung, and dermal cancers. The NanOlogy therapeutic platform is based on a proprietary submicron particle production technology that reduces the size of taxane API crystals by up to 400 times into stable submicron particles of pure drug with exponentially increased surface area and unique geometry. The characteristics of the particles have recently been granted a composition of matter patent valid in the US (9,814,685) and Australia until 2036, and pending globally.

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About NanOlogy
NanOlogy, LLC (www.nanology.us) is a private clinical-stage oncology company developing a submicron particle therapeutic platform designed for local delivery to increase the effectiveness of cancer treatment while reducing the serious adverse effects normally associated with systemic chemotherapy.

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This announcement contains forward-looking statements as defined in the Private Securities Litigation Reform Act of 1995, as amended, including statements about our product development, business, and other activities. Such statements are subject to the risks and uncertainties inherent in any pharmaceutical development program which may cause actual results to differ materially due to developmental, clinical trial, regulatory, market, competitive, technological, or other factors. All forward-looking statements are made as of the date of this announcement and the company disclaims any intent or obligation to update these statements. NanOlogy investigational drugs have not been proven safe and effective as required by U.S. FDA and have not been approved for commercial distribution.

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NanOlogy announces First Patient Enrolled in a Phase 1/2 Clinical Trial of NanoDoce® for Treatment of Bladder Cancer

NanOlogy announces First Patient Enrolled in a Phase 1/2 Clinical Trial of NanoDoce® for Treatment of Bladder Cancer

 

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NanOlogy announces First Patient Enrolled in a Phase 1/2 Clinical Trial of NanoDoce® for Treatment of Bladder Cancer

  • NanOlogy may offer an alternative treatment option for patients with bladder cancer

  • Investigational drug, NanoDoce, is injected locally into tumor resection bed via cystoscope guidance followed by intravesical instillation

FT. WORTH, Texas (April 9, 2019) —NanOlogy, a clinical-stage oncology company, today announced the first patient has been enrolled in a clinical trial of NanoDoce (sterile submicron particle docetaxel suspension) for treatment of bladder cancer. The Phase 1/2 dose-rising trial will evaluate the safety and preliminary efficacy of NanoDoce for patients with high-risk non-muscle invasive bladder cancer (NMIBC) and muscle invasive bladder cancer (MIBC).

In 2019, an estimated 80,000 new cases of bladder cancer will be diagnosed in the United States and an estimated 18,000 will die from the disease. Despite being one of the top five cancer diagnoses in the U.S., the last drug FDA approved for NMIBC was more than a decade ago. Of all cancers, bladder cancer tends to have the highest lifetime treatment costs due to the frequency of recurrence, progression to MIBC often requiring removal of the bladder (cystectomy), and lifetime cost of care thereafter.

In the NanOlogy clinical trial, following transurethral resection of the bladder tumor, subjects will receive direct injections of NanoDoce into the base of the index tumor resection site in combination with an intravesical instillation of NanoDoce. Additional intravesical instillations of NanoDoce will be administered to NMIBC subjects while MIBC subjects will follow institutional standard of care.

The local delivery of submicron particle docetaxel suspension [NanoDoce] represents an important step in evaluating new therapies for the treatment bladder cancer”, said Dr. Donald Lamm, MD, President of BCG Oncology and principal investigator on the trial. “Preclinical studies suggest the submicron particle technology improves both the penetration of drug into the bladder wall and its duration of activity. If this investigational drug can be proven to delay or prevent disease progression and need for cystectomy, it would contribute significantly to the quality of life of patients with this disease.”

An abstract from preclinical studies of NanoDoce was presented in February at the 2019 Genitourinary Cancer Symposium. In one of the studies, NanoDoce administered via intratumoral injection resulted in prolonged, high concentration of drug in tumor tissue, significant tumor regression, and immune cell infiltration in a xenograft animal model of transitional cell bladder carcinoma. The immune cell infiltration is of particular interest to NanOlogy for future research into the role NanoDoce may play in combination with immunoncology therapy for the treatment of advanced disease.

This work is in addition to extensive preclinical and clinical development programs underway by NanOlogy in peritoneal/ovarian cancers, prostate cancer, pancreatic cancer, pancreatic mucinous cysts, renal cell carcinoma, non-small cell lung cancer, and cutaneous metastases.

All NanOlogy investigational drugs are progressing under FDA’s streamlined 505(b)(2) regulatory pathway. The NanOlogy submicron particle technology platform is based on a patented production process that reduces the size of paclitaxel and docetaxel API crystals by up to 400 times into stable submicron particles of pure drug with exponentially increased surface area and unique geometry. The submicron particles are so unique they are protected under a composition of matter patent (US 9,814,685) valid until 2036, which provides new molecular entity-like advantages without the risks and timeline associated with NME drug development.

About NanOlogy

NanOlogy, LLC (www.nanology.us) is a private clinical stage oncology company formed in 2015 to finance and clinically develop a patented submicron particle technology platform for local, sustained delivery of proven drugs aimed at increasing their safety and efficacy in the treatment of cancer and related conditions.

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This announcement contains forward-looking statements as defined in the Private Securities Litigation Reform Act of 1995, as amended, including statements about our product development, business, and other activities. Such statements are subject to the risks and uncertainties inherent in any pharmaceutical development program which may cause actual results to differ materially due to developmental, clinical trial, regulatory, market, competitive, technological, or other factors. All forward-looking statements are made as of the date of this announcement and the company disclaims any intent or obligation to update these statements. NanOlogy investigational drugs have not been proven to be safe and effective in accordance with the requirements of the U.S. FDCA and have not been approved by FDA for commercial distribution.

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Dan Eramian
Opus Biotech Communications
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