Chi-Med Announces Second NDA Acceptance in China for Surufatinib in Pancreatic Neuroendocrine Tumors

HONG KONG, SHANGHAI, China and FLORHAM PARK, N.J., Sept. 17, 2020 (GLOBE NEWSWIRE) — Hutchison China MediTech Limited (“Chi-Med”) (Nasdaq/AIM: HCM) today announces that its New Drug Application (“NDA”) for surufatinib for the treatment of patients with advanced pancreatic neuroendocrine tumors (“NET”) has been accepted for review by the China National Medical Products Administration (“NMPA”).
The NDA is supported by data from the successful SANET-p study, a Phase III pivotal study of surufatinib in advanced neuroendocrine tumors – pancreatic patients in China for whom there is no effective therapy.  The study was terminated early following positive interim analysis completed in January 2020.  The positive results of the study demonstrating improvement in progression free survival (“PFS”) will be presented at the 2020 European Society for Medical Oncology Congress (“ESMO”) (Abstract Number 1156O).  This is the second NDA acceptance for surufatinib.  The first NDA for non-pancreatic NET was accepted by the NMPA in November 2019 and was granted priority review status in December 2019. Chi-Med currently retains all worldwide rights to surufatinib.  This drug candidate is under investigation in multiple solid tumors in China and the U.S., both as a monotherapy and in combination with immunotherapies.In the U.S., the Food and Drug Administration (“FDA”) granted Fast Track Designation status to surufatinib for both the non-pancreatic NET and pancreatic NET development programs in April 2020.  Chi-Med has initiated preparatory work for the U.S. NDA and intends to utilize a rolling submission, which is expected to start in late 2020.  In addition, the Marketing Authorization Application (“MAA”) submission in Europe is planned for 2021.About NET
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