Breakthrough Therapy Designation further demonstrates excellent clinical profile of DZD9008 (Sunvozertinib)
SHANGHAI, Jan. 27, 2022 /PRNewswire/ -- Dizal Pharmaceutical Co., Ltd. (SHEX:688192) ("Dizal"), today announced that the U.S. Food and Drug Administration ("FDA") has granted Breakthrough Therapy Designation to DZD9008 (Sunvozertinib) for the treatment of patients with locally advanced or metastatic non-small cell lung cancer (NSCLC) with epidermal growth factor receptor (EGFR) exon20 insertion mutations whose disease has progressed on or after platinum-based chemotherapy.
"Lung cancer patients with exon20 insertion mutations need better treatment. Sunvozertinib was specifically designed with high selectivity for inhibiting mutated EGFR, which causes cancers. Available clinical evidence shows that Sunvozertinib has the potential to provide the patients with a new and much improved targeted therapy," said Dr. Xiaolin Zhang, Chief Executive Officer at Dizal. "We are very pleased with FDA's decision. Now Sunvozertinib has received Breakthrough Therapy Designation from both US FDA and China CDE, which validates Sunvozertinib's differentiated profile. At Dizal, we are committed to discover and develop innovative medicines for the benefit of cancer patients globally."
Breakthrough Therapy designation is a process designed by US FDA, China CDE, and other regulatory agencies to expedite the development and review of drugs that are intended to treat a serious condition, and preliminary clinical evidence indicates that the drug may demonstrate substantial improvement over available therapy on a clinically significant endpoint(s).
About DZD9008 (Sunvozertinib)
DZD9008 is a rationally designed selective, irreversible, novel EGFR inhibitor. In global Phase 1/2 studies, it has demonstrated promising antitumor efficacy in pre-treated NSCLC patients with EGFR exon20 insertion mutations. Its confirmed ORR is 45.5% at 200 mg and 41.9% at 300 mg (data cut-off by July 30, 2021). It also shows efficacy among patients with brain metastasis or previously treated by Amivantamab. It was well tolerated with a manageable AE profile.
Dizal is conducting Phase 2 pivotal clinical trials in China, U.S., EU, Japan, Australia, South Korea and other countries and regions.
About Dizal Pharmaceutical
Dizal Pharmaceutical is a global, science-oriented biotech company dedicated to discovery, development and commercialization of innovative medicines. Dizal has established leading capabilities in translational science, drug design and testing technology platforms. It has developed a diversified portfolio of innovative therapies for the treatment of cancer and immunological diseases.
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 U.S. Food and Drug Administration. Breakthrough Therapy. https://www.fda.gov/patients/fast-track-breakthrough-therapy-accelerated-approval-priority-review/breakthrough-therapy. Accessed January 27, 2022.
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