CytoDyn Clarifies Status of Biologics License Application
Additional Data Required to Complete Application Expected to be Submitted on May 11, 2020
VANCOUVER, Washington, May 08, 2020 (GLOBE NEWSWIRE) -- CytoDyn Inc. (OTC.QB: CYDY), (“CytoDyn” or the “Company”), a late-stage biotechnology company developing leronlimab (PRO
140), a CCR5 antagonist with the potential for multiple therapeutic indications, today further clarified the status of the Company’s submission of its Biologics License Application (BLA) to the
U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA) for leronlimab as a combination therapy with HAART for highly treatment experienced HIV patients, filed on April 27, 2020 with the FDA. The BLA will
not be considered completed until the Company submits to the FDA clinical datasets required to address FDA comments it received in March 2020, as described in the Company’s press releases on May 4
and May 6, 2020. CytoDyn expects to submit these clinical datasets on May 11, 2020.
After the BLA submission is deemed completed, FDA makes a filing decision and sets a PDUFA goal date. CytoDyn has Fast Track designation for leronlimab and a rolling review for its BLA, as previously assigned by the FDA and the Company plans to request a priority review for the BLA. A priority review designation, if granted, means the FDA’s goal is to take action on the application within six months of receipt (compared with 10 months under standard review).
About Coronavirus Disease 2019
CytoDyn is currently enrolling patients in two clinical trials for COVID-19, a Phase 2 randomized clinical trial for mild-to-moderate COVID-19 population in the U.S. and a Phase 2b/3 randomized clinical trial for severe and critically ill COVID-19 population in several hospitals throughout the country.
SARS-CoV-2 was identified as the cause of an outbreak of respiratory illness first detected in Wuhan, China. The origin of SARS-CoV-2 causing the COVID-19 disease is uncertain, and the virus is highly contagious. COVID-19 typically transmits person to person through respiratory droplets, commonly resulting from coughing, sneezing, and close personal contact. Coronaviruses are a large family of viruses, some causing illness in people and others that circulate among animals. For confirmed COVID-19 infections, symptoms have included fever, cough, and shortness of breath. The symptoms of COVID-19 may appear in as few as two days or as long as 14 days after exposure. Clinical manifestations in patients have ranged from non-existent to severe and fatal. At this time, there are minimal treatment options for COVID-19.