Today on Childhood Cancer Talk Radio on TogiNet.com at 4pm EST, Founder and CEO of Bexion Pharmaceuticals Dr. Ray Takigiku and Medical Affairs Consultant and Leader of the phase II clinical trial for DIPG/DMG at Cincinnati Children’s Hospital,
Dr. Richard Curry. Both scientists provide insight into the discovery and development of this drug and their hopes for its success in the trial for BXQ-350, Bexion’s lead drug candidate, a first-in-class biologic containing the multifunctional, lysosomal activator protein Saposin C and a phosphatidylserine.
BXQ-350 has demonstrated pre-clinical anti-tumor effects in vitro and in vivo, particularly in brain and other solid tumors, including those that may lead to brain metastases. Bexion has completed a multi-site first-in-human Phase 1 clinical trial of BXQ-350 for solid tumors and gliomas. Bexion is in Phase 2 for DIPG/DMG and plans to initiate two adult Phase 2 programs in 2021. Additionally, other clinical and non-clinical data suggest BXQ-350 has activity in CNS diseases including peripheral neuropathy.
FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE Covington, KY, December 10, 2020
Bexion Pharmaceuticals, Inc., a clinical stage biotech company focused on the discovery and development of life-changing treatments by leveraging the lysosome’s roles in solid tumors and cell death with an initial focus on cancer, announced today the database lock for the Phase 1 study of BXQ-350 in adult patients with advanced solid tumors. Bexion presented interim results from this study at the American Society of Clinical Oncology (ASCO) 2020 Virtual Meeting in June.
The phase 1 trial of BXQ-350 was conducted at the Ohio State University Comprehensive Cancer Center, the University of Cincinnati Barrett Center, the University of Kentucky Markey Cancer Center and the University of New Mexico Cancer Center. The study enrolled 86 patients, who had failed prior therapies with over 20 types of advanced solid tumors, including 20 patients with Glioblastoma Multiforme (GBM). BXQ-350 exhibited a very strong safety and tolerability profile with no Dose Limiting Toxicities (DLTs) and only 1 Grade 4 Serious Adverse Event (SAE), which was resolved. Two GBM patients and one Colorectal patient have been moved to a long-term trial, continuing on BXQ-350.
“We are thrilled to reach this milestone and are looking forward to processing and analyzing this trial data” said Dr. Ray Takigiku, PhD, President and CEO at Bexion Pharmaceuticals. “We are further excited to continue to pursue our Phase 2 studies in DIPG/DMG as previously announced, and two others to be announced in 2021”.
About Bexion Pharmaceuticals
Bexion Pharmaceuticals is a clinical-stage biopharmaceutical company developing BXQ-350, a first-in-class agent composed of the multifunctional, lysosomal activator protein, Saposin C and phosphatidylserine. BXQ-350 has demonstrated pre-clinical antitumor effects in vitro and in vivo, particularly in brain and other solid tumors, including those that may lead to brain metastases. Bexion has completed a multi-site first-in-human Phase 1 clinical trial of BXQ-350 for solid tumors and gliomas. Database lock on Bexion’s Phase 1 Pediatric Trial was completed earlier this year.
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