MEDTECH, INDUSTRIAL IMPACT
Prnewswire | April 06, 2023
ConcertAI, LLC a leader in AI Software-as-a-Service (SaaS) technology and Real-world Evidence solutions for life sciences and healthcare, announced the release of its next generation of Clinical Trial Optimization (CTO 2.0).
"Trial sponsors have a range of new imperatives they're trying to meet: assuring that the trial population is reflective of the ultimate population that would have access to the drug; to set and meet diversity goals for those ethnic, racial and economic groups that are uniquely, negatively impacted by a disease; and meeting ever higher productivity imperatives for identifying and activating sites faster and working with those sites most likely to accrue to the pre-activation feasibilities," said Jeff Elton, Ph.D. CEO of ConcertAI. "Meeting these goals requires working with sites and investigators not historically preferred, designing trials for a minimum of burden on research sites and patients and, perhaps most importantly, moving more studies into community-based research settings."
CTO 2.0 now includes a range of features: (1) clinical depth and tools, such as line of therapy assessments, Kaplan-Meier survival curves, and cox-proportional hazard assessments that guide alternative designs with the largest underlying research dataset for oncology; (2) data integrating electronic medical-derived, medical claims, and social determinants of health; (3) site- and investigator-level information on current and previous clinical trials derived from public and private sources; and (4) operational trial metrics and site profile information to highlight performance and capabilities.
The solution's foundation is a study digitization layer that can handle any depth of inclusion and exclusion (I/E) criteria. Protocols can be assessed relative to standard-of-care in different settings and in different time periods, all the way down to the individual event or clinical activity level. There are APIs for integrating past study protocols from any legacy systems of records. Optimizer and recommendations engines can provide study-level optimizations and semi-automate site selection. Additional APIs can integrate past site survey data and investigator databases as a means of simplifying and unifying what are often non-integrated solutions within the clinical analytics and clinical operations organization. The SaaS technology will support researchers and clinicians in selecting the most appropriate sites for clinical trials, balancing potential patients available and previous trial performances at those sites to give the highest likelihood of success for a clinical trial. In assurance that trials can be conducted across settings and utilize the latest digital trial solutions that support direct EMR to EDC, CTO 2.0 leverages the latest clinical informatics integrations and data standards to ensure research can be conducted at scale and meeting, or exceeding, enhanced standards of care.
"In the past, clinicians used previously published protocols and recently approved studies in the same disease to inform trial designs for new studies," said Ronan Brown, ConcertAI's Chief Operating Officer. "Now that is changing. We'll now see greater reliance on large scale, multi-sourced, clinical datasets that have low latency, reflecting the latest treatments, supporting new designs, lower site burden, greater, diversity, and expanded views of relevant sites. It's a significant step forward in clinical trial planning and operations."
ConcertAI is a leader in Real-World Evidence (RWE) and AI technology solutions for life sciences and healthcare. Our mission is to accelerate insights and outcomes for patients through leading real-world data, AI technologies, and scientific expertise in partnership with the leading biomedical innovators, healthcare providers, and medical societies.
CELL AND GENE THERAPY, INDUSTRY OUTLOOK
Globenewswire | May 10, 2023
Adaptive Biotechnologies Corporation a commercial stage biotechnology company that aims to translate the genetics of the adaptive immune system into clinical products to detect and treat disease, announced that the U.S. Food and Drug Administration has accepted an investigational new drug (IND) application submitted by its collaborator, Genentech, a member of the Roche Group, for a T-cell receptor (TCR) based T-Cell Therapy. This is the first TCR-based therapeutic product candidate to advance into clinical development based on Adaptive’s collaboration with Genentech in oncology.
“This IND acceptance reaffirms the value of our immune medicine platform and Adaptive’s ability to identify and characterize clinical grade, therapeutic T-cell receptors, which is the cornerstone of our drug discovery capabilities,” said Chad Robins, chief executive officer and co-founder, Adaptive Biotechnologies. “We look forward to supporting Genentech’s world-class team of scientists and drug developers to advance this potentially life-saving therapy into the clinic for patients with solid tumors.”
Under the terms of Adaptive and Genentech’s collaboration agreement, Genentech has responsibility for clinical, regulatory and commercialization efforts for any T-Cell Therapy product candidate. Adaptive reiterates its full year revenue guidance in the range of $205 to $215 million.
About Adaptive Biotechnologies
Adaptive Biotechnologies is a commercial-stage biotechnology company focused on harnessing the inherent biology of the adaptive immune system to transform the diagnosis and treatment of disease. We believe the adaptive immune system is nature’s most finely tuned diagnostic and therapeutic for most diseases, but the inability to decode it has prevented the medical community from fully leveraging its capabilities. Our proprietary immune medicine platform reveals and translates the massive genetics of the adaptive immune system with scale, precision and speed. We apply our platform to partner with biopharmaceutical companies, inform drug development, and develop clinical diagnostics across our two business areas: Minimal Residual Disease (MRD) and Immune Medicine. Our commercial products and clinical pipeline enable the diagnosis, monitoring, and treatment of diseases such as cancer, autoimmune disorders, and infectious diseases. Our goal is to develop and commercialize immune-driven clinical products tailored to each individual patient.
Globenewswire | May 18, 2023
Cellectis a clinical-stage biotechnology company using its pioneering gene-editing platform to develop life-saving cell and gene therapies, today presents clinical data on its Phase 1 AMELI-01 clinical trial (evaluating UCART123) that were unveiled in an oral presentation at the 64th American Society of Hematology (ASH) annual meeting, as well as preclinical data on multiplex engineering for superior generation of CAR T-cells, at the American Society of Gene and Cell Therapy (ASGCT) 2023 Annual Meeting.
Preliminary Clinical Data from the AMELI-01 Study Presented at ASH 2022
AMELI-01 is a Phase 1 open-label dose-escalation trial evaluating the safety, tolerability, expansion and preliminary activity of UCART123 given at escalating dose levels after lymphodepletion (LD) with either fludarabine and cyclophosphamide (FC) or FC with alemtuzumab (FCA) in patients with relapsed or refractory acute myeloid leukemia (r/r AML).
The oral presentation reviewed preliminary data from patients who received UCART123 at one of the following dose levels: dose level 1 (DL1) 2.5x105 cells/kg; dose level 2 (DL2) 6.25x105 cells/kg; intermediate dose level 2 (DL2i) 1.5x106 cells/kg; or dose level 3 (DL3) 3.30x106 cells/kg after lymphodepletion with FC ([n=8], DL1 – DL3) or FCA ([n=9], DL2 & DL2i).
Preliminary Safety Data
The FCA LD regimen resulted in robust lymphodepletion for greater than 28 days in all patients. Seven out of nine patients demonstrated UCART123 expansion, with maximum concentration (Cmax) ranging from 13,177 to 330,530 copies/μg DNA, an almost nine-fold increase compared with FC LD, and a significant increase in area under the curve (AUC) (0-28 days) (p=0.04; FC 10.2 vs. FCA 34.9).
Cytokine release syndrome (CRS) occurred in eight patients in the FC arm and nine patients in the FCA arm. In the FC arm, one patient experienced Grade 3 immune effector cell-associated neurotoxicity syndrome (ICANS) and two patients experienced Grade 4 protocol-defined dose limiting toxicities (DLTs) secondary to CRS. In the FCA arm, two patients experienced Grade 5 DLTs secondary to CRS.
Patient Enrollment in a 2-Dose Regimen Arm
Overall, these preliminary data support the continued administration of UCART123 after FCA lymphodepletion in patients with r/r AML. Based on observed UCART123 expansion patterns and cytokine profiles, pursuant to an amended protocol, a second dose of UCART123 is given after 10-14 days to allow for additional UCART123 expansion and clinical activity without the use of additional lymphodepletion. The UCART123 cell expansion from the second dose of UCART123, in the setting of reduced disease burden, is expected to be safe and allow for clearance of residual disease.
Cellectis is a clinical-stage biotechnology company using its pioneering gene-editing platform to develop life-saving cell and gene therapies. Cellectis utilizes an allogeneic approach for CAR-T immunotherapies in oncology, pioneering the concept of off-the-shelf and ready-to-use gene-edited CAR T-cells to treat cancer patients, and a platform to make therapeutic gene editing in hemopoietic stem cells for various diseases. As a clinical-stage biopharmaceutical company with over 23 years of experience and expertise in gene editing, Cellectis is developing life-changing product candidates utilizing TALEN®, its gene editing technology, and PulseAgile, its pioneering electroporation system to harness the power of the immune system in order to treat diseases with unmet medical needs. Cellectis’ headquarters are in Paris, France, with locations in New York, New York and Raleigh, North Carolina. Cellectis is listed on the Nasdaq Global Market and on Euronext Growth .