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Eckert & Ziegler Receives Green Light for Phase III Study with PENTIXAFOR

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Eckert & Ziegler Receives Green Light for Phase III Study with PENTIXAFOR

25-Nov-2022 / 15:36 CET/CEST
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Berlin, 25 November 2022. PENTIXAPHARM GmbH, a 100% subsidiary of Eckert & Ziegler AG (ISIN DE0005659700, SDAX), received green light from the European Medicines Agency (EMA) to conduct a phase III registration study in patients suffering from various forms of Non-Hodgkin-Lymphomas. Following several rounds of scientific advice, the EMA Committee for Medicinal Products for Human Use (CHMP) endorsed a study design presented by PENTIXAPHARM’s management, which envisions treating up to 500 lymphoma patients with the Gallium-68 based radiotracer PENTIXAFOR in about 30 participating European clinics. In its endorsement the CHMP adopted the advice given by the EMA Scientific Advice Working Party, a multidisciplinary group, which comprises delegates from several national European Health Agencies, members of the Committee for Orphan Medicinal Products, the Paediatric Committee, the Committee for Advanced Therapies and the Pharmacovigilance Risk Assessment Committee. The first treatments with PENTIXAFOR are expected to start in the first half of 2023, subject to approval by national health authorities.

The Executive Board expects to have completed the clinical trials and approval of PENTIXAFOR by the end of 2025 and estimates development costs of EUR 50 million, which will initially be capitalized in the balance sheet and thus not be recognized in the income statement. In addition to the diagnostic agent, Eckert & Ziegler is also developing radiotherapeutics for several hematological indications based on CXCR4 peptides. The Group acquired the global property rights to the CXCR4 receptor addressing agents from the patent licensing office of the Technical University of Munich.

For enquiries please contact:
Eckert & Ziegler AG, Karolin Riehle, Investor Relations
Robert-Rössle-Str. 10, 13125 Berlin, Germany
Tel.: +49 (0) 30 / 94 10 84-138,; 

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Company: Eckert & Ziegler Strahlen- und Medizintechnik AG
13125 Berlin
Phone: +49 30 941084-138
Fax: +49 30 941084-112
ISIN: DE0005659700
WKN: 565970
Indices: SDAX
Listed: Regulated Market in Frankfurt (Prime Standard); Regulated Unofficial Market in Berlin, Dusseldorf, Hamburg, Munich, Stuttgart, Tradegate Exchange
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