Evaxion receives approval from FDA to proceed with the clinical Phase 2b study for EVX-01
COPENHAGEN, Denmark, Jan. 03, 2023 (GLOBE NEWSWIRE) -- Evaxion Biotech A/S (NASDAQ: EVAX) (“Evaxion” or the “Company”), a clinical-stage biotechnology company specializing in the development of AI-driven immunotherapies, today announced that the U.S. Food and Drug Administration (“FDA”) determined that the Company may proceed with its Phase 2b clinical trial of EVX-01.
"Receiving a green light from the FDA is a tremendous boost for our personalized cancer vaccine program"
Erik Heegaard, CMO Evaxion
In November 2022, the Company submitted an Investigational New Drug Application (“IND”) along with a Fast Track designation application to the FDA for a Phase 2b clinical trial of EVX-01 in combination with KEYTRUDA® for the treatment of patients with metastatic melanoma. On December 22, 2022, the FDA issued approval for the Company to proceed with its Phase 2b trial. The Company anticipates a response to the Fast Track designation submission in the first quarter of 2023.
“Receiving a green light from the FDA is a tremendous boost for our personalized cancer vaccine program. EVX-01 is already actively enrolling patients in Australia, and the FDA approval expands our ability to move forward quickly with our lead program in malignant melanoma. Moreover, the FDA is a universally recognized national authority, and its endorsement is an important step towards demonstrating a clinically meaningful benefit of our first personalized cancer vaccine,” says Erik Heegaard, Chief Medical Officer at Evaxion.
The Phase 2b study will be conducted at clinical sites across the United States, Europe, and Australia. It is carried out in collaboration with Merck, supplying its PD-1 inhibitor KEYTRUDA®. The trial was first initiated in Australia with the enrollment of the first patient in September 2022.
Read about EVX-01 Ph2b on clinicaltrials.gov: NCT05309421.
Evaxion Biotech A/S is a clinical-stage biotech company developing AI-powered immunotherapies. With our proprietary and scalable AI technology, we decode the human immune system to discover and develop novel immunotherapies for cancer, bacterial diseases, and viral infections. Evaxion has a broad pipeline of novel product candidates, including three personalized cancer immunotherapies. It is located in Hørsholm, Denmark, with 70 employees.
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