Gamida Cell Announces Completion of Patient Enrollment in Ongoing Phase 3 Clinical Study of Omidubicel
– Topline data expected in first half of 2020 –
“Completing patient recruitment for the Phase 3 study of omidubicel is a very significant milestone for our company,” stated
It is estimated that more than 40 percent of eligible patients in the U.S. do not receive a bone marrow transplant for various reasons, including inability to find a matched donor, despite its curative potential.1 Even for patients who do receive a transplant, the procedure is not always effective and can lead to serious complications that dramatically affect quality of life.2 Omidubicel is intended to address the current limitations of bone marrow transplant by providing a therapeutic dose of stem cells while preserving the cells’ functional therapeutic characteristics.
“For many patients with high-risk hematologic malignancies who are in remission, their only hope of remaining cancer-free is to undergo a bone marrow transplant. While the scientific community has made strides in improving bone marrow transplant, there is still a significant need to make this potentially curative treatment option available to more patients,” said
The international, multi-center, randomized Phase 3 study (NCT02730299) is designed to evaluate the safety and efficacy of omidubicel compared to standard umbilical cord blood in patients with high-risk hematologic malignancies who need a bone marrow transplant and do not have an available matched donor. The primary endpoint is time to neutrophil engraftment. The study includes approximately 120 patients aged 12-65 with acute lymphoblastic leukemia, acute myelogenous leukemia, chronic myelogenous leukemia, myelodysplastic syndrome or lymphoma. The study is taking place at over 50 clinical centers in the U.S.,
Omidubicel (formerly known as NiCord®), the company’s lead clinical program, is an advanced cell therapy under development as a potential life-saving allogeneic hematopoietic stem cell (bone marrow) transplant solution for patients with hematologic malignancies (blood cancers). Omidubicel is the first bone marrow transplant product to receive Breakthrough Therapy Designation from the
Omidubicel is an investigational therapy, and its safety and efficacy have not been evaluated by the
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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 patient enrollment in and timing of initiation and progress of and data reported from the clinical trials of Gamida Cell’s product candidates, which statements are subject to a number of risks, uncertainties and assumptions, including, but not limited to the scope, progress and expansion of Gamida Cell’s clinical trials 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 of Gamida Cell’s public filing on Form 20-F, filed with the
2Carreras et al. The EBMT Handbook. Springer 2019.
3Horwitz M.E., Wease S., Blackwell B., Valcarcel D. et al. Phase I/II study of stem-cell transplantation using a single cord blood unit expanded ex vivo with nicotinamide. J Clin Oncol. 2019 Feb 10;37(5):367-374.
4ClinicalTrials.gov identifier NCT02730299.
5ClinicalTrials.gov identifier NCT03173937.
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