Stallergenes Greer advances its house dust mite allergy pipeline with acceptance of regulatory submission and new market approval
LONDON--(BUSINESS WIRE)-- Regulatory News:
Stallergenes Greer (Paris:STAGR), a biopharmaceutical company specialising in treatments for respiratory allergies, today announced that Health Canada accepted for review the company’s New Drug Submission (NDS) for STG320, an investigational sublingual immunotherapy tablet for the treatment of house dust mite (HDM) induced allergic rhinitis. Once a New Drug Submission is accepted for review it takes usually between nine to twelve months for Health Canada to issue the results of the evaluation.
Stallergenes Greer’s HDM tablet is already available in Japan, Australia and South Korea under the brand name Actair and was approved for commercialization in New Zealand on September 8, 2017.
“We continue to make progress on delivering on our pipeline and expanding our portfolio. We believe STG320 has the potential to be a very important allergy immunotherapy treatment option for patients suffering from allergic rhinitis.”, said Fereydoun Firouz, Chairman and CEO of Stallergenes Greer.
In July 2017, Stallergenes Greer announced the completion of enrollment for the largest Phase III clinical trial to evaluate the safety and efficacy of STG320 in adult and adolescent patients with HDM-induced allergic rhinitis. The study recruited over 1,600 patients from 13 countries. Together with other clinical data, it will form the company’s clinical submission of a Biologics License Application (BLA) in the United States currently planned for 2019, as well as for additional marketing authorizations in European and international markets.
ABOUT HOUSE-DUST MITE INDUCED ALLERGIC RHINITIS IN CANADA
About 20-25 percent of the population in Canada is estimated to be suffering from allergic rhinitis1. Most common sources of allergens in Canada include pets, house dust mites, indoor/outdoor mold, trees (especially oak trees), and grasses and weeds2. Allergic rhinitis can include symptoms such as sneezing, runny nose, wheezing, cough, itching, and watery/itchy eyes, among others3,4. Symptoms may be severe and significantly impact the patient’s quality of life, as well as worsen over time with progression towards asthma3-5, 7-10.
ABOUT STALLERGENES GREER PLC
Headquartered in London (UK), Stallergenes Greer plc is a global healthcare company specializing in the diagnosis and treatment of allergies through the development and commercialization of allergy immunotherapy products and services. Stallergenes Greer plc is the parent company of Greer Laboratories, Inc. (whose registered office is in the US) and Stallergenes SAS (whose registered office is in France).
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