Completes technology transfer and initiates cGMP manufacturing for critical Rhenium-186 NanoLiposome (186RNL) drug product intermediate
On track to manufacture cGMP materials to support ongoing and planned clinical trials for rare cancers in 2022 and beyond
AUSTIN, Texas, July 12, 2022 (GLOBE NEWSWIRE) — Plus Therapeutics, Inc. (Nasdaq: PSTV) (the “Company”), a clinical-stage pharmaceutical company developing innovative, targeted radiotherapeutics for rare and difficult-to-treat cancers, today announced it has reached a key milestone on the path to commercialization of Rhenium-186 NanoLiposome (186RNL) as the Company completed the technology transfer and initiation of cGMP manufacturing of the 186RNL drug intermediate with Piramal Pharma Solutions (PPS). Additionally, the intermediate drug product is in stability testing and compliant with U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA) guidance for manufacture of liposomal products for use in late-stage clinical trials and commercialization.
In early 2021, Plus Therapeutics entered into a master services agreement with PPS for the development, manufacture and supply of the Company’s 186RNL drug intermediate product and has now completed the associated technology transfer of analytical test methods and development activities with PPS.
“The Company has met another significant CMC milestone by having fully compliant 186RNL intermediate, and is on time and on budget to have GMP drug availability in the second half of 2022 for ongoing and planned clinical trials in adults with recurrent glioblastoma, leptomeningeal metastases and future disease targets,” said Marc H. Hedrick M.D., President and Chief Executive Officer of Plus Therapeutics. “Furthermore, in the third quarter of 2022, we plan to issue specific guidance on feedback obtained from two FDA meetings, one based on potential acceptability of Plus Therapeutics’ CMC package and one for feedback on our future plans for clinical development of 186RNL for recurrent glioblastoma.”
About Plus Therapeutics
Plus Therapeutics, Inc. is a clinical-stage pharmaceutical company focused on the development, manufacture, and commercialization of complex and innovative treatments for patients battling cancer and other life-threatening diseases.
Our proprietary nanotechnology platform is currently centered around the enhanced delivery of a variety of drugs using novel liposomal encapsulation technology. Liposomal encapsulation has been extensively explored and undergone significant technical and commercial advances since it was first developed. Our platform is designed to facilitate new delivery approaches and/or formulations of safe and effective, injectable drugs, potentially enhancing the safety, efficacy and convenience for patients and healthcare providers. More information may be found at PlusTherapeutics.com and ReSPECT-Trials.com.
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