Gamida Cell Announces Publication in Blood, the Journal of the American Society of Hematology, of the First Pivotal Trial to Evaluate a Cell Therapy (Omidubicel) for Patients with Blood Cancer who Require an Allogeneic Stem Cell Transplant
- Omidubicel is a first-in-class, NAM-enabled, advanced cell therapy being evaluated as a potential life-saving treatment for patients with blood cancers in need of an allogeneic hematopoietic stem cell (bone marrow) transplant
- The Phase 3 clinical trial achieved both primary and secondary endpoints
Gamida Cellremains on track to submit a Biologics License Application for omidubicel in the fourth quarter of this year
The results demonstrate that transplantation with omidubicel leads to faster neutrophil and platelet recovery compared to a standard umbilical cord blood graft, and results in fewer early bacterial and viral infections and less time in the hospital.
“We are pleased that the data from this well-conducted international Phase 3 trial have been published in Blood, the highly respected, peer-reviewed journal of the
Data from this study were previously presented at the Transplantation & Cellular Therapy Meetings of the
“Previous studies have shown that engraftment with omidubicel is durable, with some patients in the Phase 1/2 study now a decade past their transplant. The Phase 3 data reinforce omidubicel’s potential to be a new standard of care for patients who are in need of stem cell transplantation but do not have access to an appropriate matched donor,” said
The full Blood manuscript is available here: https://ashpublications.org/blood/article/doi/10.1182/blood.2021011719/476235/Omidubicel-Versus-Standard-Myeloablative-Umbilical.
Details of Phase 3 Efficacy and Safety Results Shared in Blood
The intent-to-treat analysis included 125 patients aged 13–65 years with a median age of 41. Forty-four percent of the patients treated on study were non-Caucasian, a population known to be underrepresented in adult bone marrow donor registries. Patient demographics and baseline characteristics were well-balanced across the two study groups. Patients with acute lymphoblastic leukemia, acute myelogenous leukemia, chronic myelogenous leukemia, myelodysplastic syndrome or lymphoma were enrolled at more than 30 clinical centers in
All three secondary endpoints, details of which were first reported in
Data from the study relating to exploratory endpoints also support the clinical benefit demonstrated by the study’s primary and secondary endpoints. There was no statistically significant difference between the two patient groups in incidence of grade 3/4 acute GvHD (14 percent for omidubicel, 21 percent for the comparator) or all grades chronic GvHD at one year (35 percent for omidubicel, 29 percent for the comparator). Non-relapse mortality was shown to be 11 percent for patients randomized to omidubicel and 24 percent for patients randomized to the comparator (p=0.09).
These clinical data results form the basis of a Biologics License Application (BLA) that
Omidubicel is an advanced cell therapy under development as a potential life-saving allogeneic hematopoietic stem cell (bone marrow) transplants for patients with hematologic malignancies (blood cancers), for which it has been granted Breakthrough Status by the FDA. Omidubicel is also being evaluated in a Phase 1/2 clinical study in patients with severe aplastic anemia (NCT03173937). The aplastic anemia investigational new drug application is currently filed with the FDA under the brand name CordIn®, which is the same investigational development candidate as omidubicel. For more information on clinical trials of omidubicel, please visit www.clinicaltrials.gov.
Omidubicel is an investigational therapy, and its safety and efficacy have not been established by the FDA or any other health authority.
Cautionary Note Regarding Forward Looking Statements
This press release contains forward-looking statements as that term is defined in the Private Securities Litigation Reform Act of 1995, including with respect to the potential for omidubicel to become a new standard of care and the anticipated submission of a BLA for omidubicel, which statements are subject to a number of risks, uncertainties and assumptions, including, but not limited to Gamida Cell’s ability to prepare regulatory filings and the review process therefor; complications in Gamida Cell’s plans to manufacture its products for commercial distribution; and clinical, scientific, regulatory and technical developments. In light of these risks and uncertainties, and other risks and uncertainties that are described in the Risk Factors section and other sections of Gamida Cell’s Annual Report on Form 20-F, filed with the
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