NOXXON Pharma Announces Name Change to “TME Pharma” and New Trading Symbol
BERLIN--(BUSINESS WIRE)--Regulatory News:
TME Pharma N.V., a biotechnology company focused on developing novel therapies for treatment of cancer by targeting the tumor microenvironment (TME), announced today it has officially changed its corporate name from “NOXXON Pharma N.V.” to “TME Pharma N.V.” and the ticker symbol for the company’s common stock on the Euronext Growth Paris will change from “ALNOX” to “ALTME”. Trading under the new name and ticker symbol will begin at the market opening on Tuesday, July 19, 2022. In addition to the new ticker ALTME, the ISIN will be amended from NL0012044762 to NL0015000YE1 on the share consolidation Ex-Date, July 28, 2022.
TME Pharma also announced the launch of its new corporate website that can be viewed on www.tmepharma.com.
Aram Mangasarian, CEO of TME Pharma, commented: “Over the last several years, our company has evolved into an oncology biotech with a clear focus on advancing approaches altering the tumor microenvironment – TME – where our technology has shown strong signs of efficacy. The name change to TME Pharma marks this successful transformation for our team and our stakeholders. Our strategy will prioritize and continue to support opportunities with the fastest path to approval. Following recently reported exceptional results in our glioblastoma program, we will focus our capabilities to successfully develop our lead asset NOX-A12 and reach this milestone in this indication first.”
All shares of NOXXON Pharma N.V. will become shares in TME Pharma N.V. at parity with no actions needed from the company’s current shareholders.
About TME Pharma
TME Pharma is a clinical-stage company focused on developing novel therapies for treatment of the most aggressive cancers. The company’s oncology-focused pipeline is designed to act on the tumor microenvironment (TME) and the cancer immunity cycle by breaking tumor protection barriers against the immune system and blocking tumor repair. By neutralizing chemokines in the TME, TME Pharma’s approach works in combination with other forms of treatment to weaken tumor defenses and enable greater therapeutic impact. In the GLORIA clinical trial, TME Pharma is studying its lead drug candidate NOX-A12 in newly diagnosed brain cancer patients who will not benefit clinically from standard chemotherapy. TME Pharma has delivered top-line data from the NOX-A12 three dose-escalation cohorts combined with radiotherapy of the GLORIA clinical trial, observing consistent tumor reductions and objective tumor responses. Additionally, GLORIA expansion arms evaluate safety and efficacy of NOX-A12 in other combinations where the interim results from the triple combination of NOX-A12, radiotherapy and bevacizumab suggest even deeper and more durable responses. NOX-A12 in combination with radiotherapy has received orphan drug designation for glioblastoma in the United States and glioma in Europe. TME Pharma has delivered final top-line data with encouraging overall survival and safety profile from its NOX-A12 combination trial with Keytruda® in metastatic colorectal and pancreatic cancer patients, which was published in the Journal for ImmunoTherapy of Cancer in October 2021. The company has entered in its second collaboration with MSD/Merck for its Phase 2 study, OPTIMUS, to further evaluate safety and efficacy of NOX-A12 in combination with Merck’s Keytruda® and two different chemotherapy regimens as second-line therapy in patients with metastatic pancreatic cancer. The design of the trial is in discussion with regulatory authorities in the United States and Europe. The company’s second clinical-stage drug candidate, NOX-E36, is designed to target the innate immune system. TME Pharma is considering several solid tumors for further clinical development. Further information can be found at: www.tmepharma.com.
Keytruda® is a registered trademark of Merck Sharp & Dohme Corp.
About the GLORIA Study
GLORIA (NCT04121455) is TME Pharma’s dose-escalation, Phase 1/2 study of NOX-A12 in combination with radiotherapy in first-line partially resected or unresected glioblastoma (brain cancer) patients with unmethylated MGMT promoter (resistant to standard chemotherapy). GLORIA further evaluates safety and efficacy of NOX-A12 three additional arms combining NOX-A12 with: A. radiotherapy in patients with complete tumor resection; B. radiotherapy and bevacizumab; and C. radiotherapy and pembrolizumab.
About the OPTIMUS Study
OPTIMUS (NCT04901741) is TME Pharma’s planned open-label two-arm Phase 2 study of NOX-A12 combined with pembrolizumab and nanoliposomal irinotecan/5-FU/leucovorin or gemcitabine/nab-paclitaxel in microsatellite-stable metastatic pancreatic cancer patients.
Translations of any press release into languages other than English are intended solely as a convenience to the non-English-reading audience. The company has attempted to provide an accurate translation of the original text in English, but due to the nuances in translating into another language, slight differences may exist. This press release includes certain disclosures that contain "forward-looking statements.” Forward-looking statements are based on TME Pharma’s current expectations and are subject to inherent uncertainties, risks and assumptions that are difficult to predict. Factors that could cause actual results to differ include, but are not limited to, the risks inherent in oncology drug development, including clinical trials and the timing of and TME Pharma’s ability to obtain regulatory approvals for NOX-A12 as well as any other drug candidates. Forward-looking statements contained in this announcement are made as of this date, and TME Pharma undertakes no duty to update such information except as required under applicable law.
For more information, please contact:
TME Pharma N.V.
Aram Mangasarian, Ph.D., CEO
Bryan Jennings, CFO
Tel. +49 (0) 30 726247 0
Investor and Media Relations:
Guillaume van Renterghem
Tel. +41 (0) 76 735 01 31
Tel. +33 (0) 1 44 71 00 15