Centralized Procedure Allows for Submission of a Single Marketing Application to the European Medicines Agency that, if Approved, Would Allow D-PLEX100 to be Marketed in All EU Member States
D-PLEX100 is Eligible for Centralized Procedure Under the Therapeutic Innovation Criteria
PETACH TIKVA, Israel, Sept. 28, 2022 (GLOBE NEWSWIRE) — PolyPid Ltd. (Nasdaq: PYPD) (“PolyPid” or the “Company”), a late-stage biopharma company aiming to improve surgical outcomes, today announced that it has received confirmation from the European Medicines Agency (EMA) that D-PLEX100 is eligible for submission of a Marketing Authorization Application (MAA) in the European Union (EU) under the Agency’s centralized procedure.
The centralized procedure allows the submission of a single marketing application to the EMA that, if approved, enables the product to be marketed in all EU member states as well as in Iceland, Liechtenstein and Norway. The centralized process eligibility is granted to D-PLEX100 under the Therapeutic Innovation criteria which underscores that D-PLEX100 provides a new alternative to patients in preventing post abdominal surgical site infections (SSIs).
“We view the EMA’s decision to deem D-PLEX100 eligible for a centralized regulatory review under the Therapeutic Innovation category as reflective of the potential innovation behind our lead product candidate,” said Dikla Czaczkes Akselbrad, PolyPid’s Chief Executive Officer. “This decision by the EMA allows us to potentially pursue registration of D-PLEX100 through the more efficient centralized review process. We are currently further evaluating the top-line results of SHIELD I, our recently concluded Phase 3 trial for D-PLEX100 for the prevention of surgical site infections (SSIs) in abdominal surgery, and intend to discuss these data and potential next steps with U.S. and EU regulatory authorities in the first quarter of 2023”.
D-PLEX100, PolyPid’s lead product candidate, is designed to provide local prolonged and controlled anti-bacterial activity directly at the surgical site to prevent SSIs. Following the administration of D-PLEX100 into the surgical site, the PLEX (Polymer-Lipid Encapsulation matriX) technology pairs with Active Pharmaceutical Ingredients, enabling a prolonged and continuous release of the broad-spectrum antibiotic doxycycline, resulting in high local concentration of the drug for a period of 30 days for the prevention of SSIs, with additional potential to prevent SSIs caused by antibiotic-resistant bacteria at the surgical site. D-PLEX100 received Breakthrough Therapy Designation from the U.S. FDA for the prevention of SSIs in patients undergoing elective colorectal surgery. D-PLEX100 also received three Qualified Infectious Disease Product (QIDP) designations, and three Fast Track designations for the prevention of SSIs in patients undergoing elective colorectal surgery, post-abdominal surgery incisional infection and for the prevention of sternal wound infection post-cardiac surgery.
PolyPid Ltd. (Nasdaq: PYPD) is a late-stage biopharma company aiming to improve surgical outcomes. Through locally administered, controlled, prolonged-release therapeutics, PolyPid’s proprietary PLEX (Polymer-Lipid Encapsulation matriX) technology pairs with Active Pharmaceutical Ingredients (APIs), enabling precise delivery of drugs at optimal release rates over durations ranging from several days to months. PolyPid’s lead product candidate D-PLEX100 is in Phase 3 clinical trials for the prevention of soft tissue abdominal and sternal surgical site infections. In addition, the Company is currently in preclinical stages to test the efficacy of OncoPLEX for treatment of solid tumors, beginning with glioblastoma.
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