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Sun Pharmaceutical Industries Inc. Announces Plans to Present 19 Data Abstracts on ILUMYA(TM) for Moderate-to-Severe Plaque Psoriasis at American Academy of Dermatology 2019 Annual Meeting

PRINCETON, N.J., Feb. 27, 2019 /PRNewswire/ -- Sun Pharmaceutical Industries Inc., USA (SPII) today announced that it plans to present 19 abstracts featuring data on ILUMYA™ (tildrakizumab-asmn), a prescription medicine used to treat adults with moderate-to-severe plaque psoriasis who are candidates for systemic or phototherapy, at the 77th Annual Meeting of the American Academy of Dermatology (AAD) from March 1 – 5 in Washington, DC.

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Data to be presented will offer new clinical insights on the long-term use of ILUMYA™ with a 3-year analysis, the impact of ILUMYA™ across a range of different patient types including people with common comorbidities such as metabolic syndrome, those previously treated with a biologic and those naïve to biologic therapy, and the safety and cost-effectiveness of ILUMYA™.

"These new data will add to the growing body of evidence supporting the benefits of ILUMYA™ and provide physicians with additional information needed to treat their moderate-to-severe plaque psoriasis patients," said Abhay Gandhi, President and Chief Executive Officer, Sun Pharmaceutical Industries, Inc. "We are committed to helping people who continue to struggle to manage their psoriasis, both through ongoing research and access support."

ILUMYA™ is an injectable interleukin-23 (IL-23) inhibitor approved for the treatment of moderate-to-severe plaque psoriasis in adults who are candidates for systemic therapy or phototherapy.1 ILUMYA™ injections are administered by a healthcare provider once every three months, following starter doses at Week 0 and Week 4. Visit to learn more about the ILUMYA SUPPORT Lighting the Way™ program that helps patients get started with treatment, understand cost and saving options, and connect with experts and others living with plaque psoriasis.

The following ILUMYA™ data will be presented at AAD 2019:


Presentation Type


Long-Term Use of ILUMYA™ Over Three Years



Efficacy and Safety of Long-term Tildrakizumab for Plaque Psoriasis: 3-Year Results From reSURFACE 1



Efficacy and Safety of Long-term Tildrakizumab for Plaque Psoriasis: 3-Year Results From reSURFACE 2



Long-term Efficacy of Tildrakizumab in Patients with Moderate to Severe Psoriasis Who Were Nonresponders or Partial Responders to Etanercept in the Phase 3 reSURFACE 2 Trial

Impact of ILUMYA™ Across Different Types of Patients


Podium and E-Poster

The Effect of Tildrakizumab on Cardiometabolic Risk Factors in Psoriasis by Metabolic Syndrome Status: Post Hoc Analysis of 2 Phase 3 Trials (reSURFACE 1 and reSURFACE 2)


Podium and E-Poster

Tildrakizumab Efficacy Over Time Stratified by Week-28 Response Levels and by Prior Biologic Use 


Podium and E-Poster

Impact of Body Weight on Efficacy of Tildrakizumab in Moderate to Severe Plaque Psoriasis



Tildrakizumab Efficacy and Drug Survival by Metabolic Syndrome Status in Psoriasis: Post Hoc Analysis of 2 Phase 3 Clinical Studies (reSURFACE 1 and reSURFACE 2)



Safety of Tildrakizumab in Patients with Pre-existing Metabolic Syndrome: Post Hoc Analysis of 2 Phase 3 Clinical Studies (reSURFACE 1 and reSURFACE 2) 



Efficacy of Tildrakizumab Patient Subgroups Across a Phase 2b and 2 Phase 3 Trials in Patients with Moderate to Severe Chronic Plaque Psoriasis

Insights on the Safety of ILUMYA™


Podium and E-Poster

Relationships Between Tildrakizumab Dose, Exposure, Efficacy and Safety in Phase 3 Studies in Moderate to Severe Plaque Psoriasis


Podium and E-Poster

Incidence of Cardiovascular Events Among Tildrakizumab-Treated Patients with Moderate to Severe Plaque Psoriasis: Pooled Data From 3 Large Randomized Clinical Trials


Podium and E-Poster

Limited Changes in Hematological Parameters During Tildrakizumab Treatment: Post Hoc Analysis of Data from the Tildrakizumab Psoriasis Clinical Program


Podium and E-Poster

Hypersensitivity and Injection-Site Reactions in Patients in the Tildrakizumab Clinical Development Program: Effect of Antidrug Antibody–Positive Status



Incidence of Opportunistic Infections in the Tildrakizumab Psoriasis Clinical Development Program



No Increased Risk of Liver Dysfunction from Tildrakizumab Treatment: Post Hoc Analyses of the Tildrakizumab Psoriasis Clinical Program



Outcomes of Pregnancies from Two Large Tildrakizumab Phase 3 Studies (reSURFACE 1 and reSURFACE 2)

ILUMYATM Cost Effectiveness and Quality of Life Impact


Podium and E-Poster

Cost-effectiveness of Tildrakizumab in U.S. Patients with Moderate-to-Severe Plaque Psoriasis



Comparative Cost per Time in Response for Tildrakizumab in U.S. Patients with Moderate-to-Severe Plaque Psoriasis



Tildrakizumab Results in Significant and Sustained Improvements in Health-Related Quality of Life in Patients with Moderate to Severe Psoriasis in a Phase 3 Trial (reSURFACE 1)


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About ILUMYA™ (tildrakizumab-asmn)
ILUMYATM (tildrakizumab-asmn) is a humanized lgG1/k monoclonal antibody designed to selectively bind to the p19 subunit of interleukin-23 (IL-23) and inhibit its interaction with the IL-23 receptor, leading to inhibition of the release of pro-inflammatory cytokines and chemokines.

ILUMYA™ is indicated for the treatment of adults with moderate-to-severe plaque psoriasis who are candidates for systemic therapy or phototherapy. The U.S. Food and Drug Administration approval is based on data from the pivotal Phase-3 reSURFACE clinical development program, which consisted of two randomized, double-blind, placebo-controlled trials of more than 1,800 patients across over 200 clinical trial sites.

ILUMYA™ has also been approved in Australia, and in Europe under the brand name ILUMETRI™.

ILUMYA™ is contraindicated in patients with a previous serious hypersensitivity reaction to tildrakizumab or to any of the excipients.

Cases of angioedema and urticaria occurred in ILUMYA™-treated subjects in clinical trials. If a serious allergic reaction occurs, discontinue ILUMYA™ immediately and initiate appropriate therapy.

ILUMYA™ may increase the risk of infection. Treatment with ILUMYA™ should not be initiated in patients with a clinically important active infection until the infection resolves or is adequately treated. Consider the risks and benefits of treatment prior to prescribing ILUMYA™ in patients with a chronic infection or a history of recurrent infection. Instruct patients receiving ILUMYA™ to seek medical help if signs or symptoms of clinically important chronic or acute infection occur. If a patient develops a clinically important or serious infection, or is not responding to standard therapy, closely monitor and consider discontinuation of ILUMYA™ until the infection resolves.

Evaluate patients for tuberculosis (TB) infection prior to initiating treatment with ILUMYA™. Do not administer ILUMYA™ to patients with active TB infection. Initiate treatment of latent TB prior to administering ILUMYA™. Consider anti-TB therapy prior to initiation of ILUMYA™ in patients with a past history of latent or active TB in whom an adequate course of treatment cannot be confirmed. Patients receiving ILUMYA™ should be monitored closely for signs and symptoms of active TB during and after treatment.

Prior to initiating therapy with ILUMYA™, consider completion of all age-appropriate immunizations according to current immunization guidelines. Patients treated with ILUMYA™ should not receive live vaccines.

The most common (≥1%) adverse reactions associated with ILUMYA™ treatment that were more frequent than in the placebo group are upper respiratory infections, injection-site reactions, and diarrhea.

About Psoriasis
Psoriasis is a chronic immune disease that appears on the skin, affecting approximately 8 million Americans2 and 125 million people worldwide.3 The non-contagious disorder speeds the growth cycle of skin cells2 and results in thick scaly areas of skin.4 The most common form, affecting about 80 to 90 percent of people with psoriasis, is called plaque psoriasis.5 It appears as red, raised areas of skin covered with flaky white scales which may be itchy and painful and can crack and bleed.5 Twenty percent of people with plaque psoriasis are considered moderate-to-severe5, and many continue to struggle with the ongoing, persistent nature of this chronic disease.

About Sun Dermatology
Sun Dermatology (the branded dermatology division of a wholly owned subsidiary of Sun Pharmaceutical Industries Inc.) is committed to expanding its dermatology portfolio to bring healthcare providers and patients around the world more treatment options and ongoing support for conditions like moderate-to-severe plaque psoriasis. Sun Pharmaceutical Industries Ltd., along with its subsidiaries, is ranked fourth in dermatology prescription volume within the U.S. per IQVIA and is the fifth largest specialty generic pharmaceutical company globally. In addition to ILUMYA™, Sun Dermatology is comprised of several branded products with a focus on various dermatologic conditions.

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2. National Psoriasis Foundation. Facts About Psoriasis. January 2019.
3. National Psoriasis Foundation. Psoriasis Around the World. January 2019.
4. National Psoriasis Foundation. About Psoriasis. January 2019.
5. Menter A, et al. J Am Acad Dermatol. 2008;58(5):826-50.


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Last Updated: 27-Feb-2019