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ERYtech Pharma Provides Business Update And Financial Highlights For Q1 2017



5/19/2017 6:59:54 AM

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  • Reported positive Phase 2b data in metastatic Pancreatic Cancer for eryaspase, demonstrated significant improvement in both progression-free survival (PFS) and overall survival (OS)
  • Launched an investigator-initiated Phase 2 study of eryaspase (GRASPA®) in Acute Lymphoblastic Leukemia (ALL)
  • Presented promising preclinical data on new product candidate erymethionase and on immunotherapy approach
  • Cash balance of €30.5 million as of March 31, 2017
  • Raised €70.5 million in a private placement with issuance of 3,000,000 new shares in April 2017

LYON, France--(BUSINESS WIRE)--Regulatory News:

ERYTECH Pharma (Paris:ERYP) (ADR:EYRYY) (Euronext Paris: ERYP), the French biopharmaceutical company developing ‘tumor starvation’ treatments for acute leukemia and other oncology indications with unmet medical needs, today provided a financial and business update for the first quarter of 2017 ended March 31, 2017.

Business Highlights

  • ERYTECH reported positive Phase 2b data from the French multi-center study of Eryaspase for the treatment of metastatic pancreatic cancer. Results from the study showed significant improvement in both progression-free survival (PFS) and overall survival (OS). The study assessed eryaspase, L-asparaginase encapsulated in red blood cells, as a second-line treatment in combination with chemotherapy in 140-patients with metastatic pancreatic cancer. Eryaspase was added to the standard of care (gemcitabine or FOLFOX) and compared to the standard of care alone in a 2-to-1 randomization.
  • The company successfully raised €70.5 million in a private placement. ERYTECH issued 3,000,000 new ordinary shares. The company intends to utilize the proceeds from this capital raise to prepare the company for the further clinical development of its pipeline candidates, including the launch of a potential Phase 3 trial in pancreatic cancer and evaluation of clinical development opportunities for eryaspase (GRASPA®) in other solid tumor indications. A portion of the capital will be used for general corporate purposes and working capital.
  • ERYTECH announced the launch of a single arm, multi-center, multi-national investigator-initiated Phase 2 study of eryaspase in approximately 30 acute lymphoblastic leukemia (ALL) patients at 23 sites across 7 Nordic and Baltic countries. The study aims to evaluate the biological activity, safety, and immunogenicity profile of eryaspase in combination with the NOPHO ALL 2008 multi-agent chemotherapy protocol as a second-line therapy in pediatric and adult ALL patients (1 to 45 years old) who experienced hypersensitivity reactions to PEG-asparaginase or silent inactivation.
  • ERYTECH presented promising preclinical findings on the anti-tumor activity of its new product candidate, erymethionase, at the 2017 ASCO GI Symposium and at AACR 2017. Data obtained from the study demonstrated that erymethionase in combination with daily vitamin B6 supplementation can inhibit tumor growth in a murine model of human gastric adenocarcinoma.
  • The company entered into a collaboration with Fox Chase Cancer Center for the preclinical development of erymethionase in homocystinuria, a rare inherited disease caused by a deficiency in the enzyme cystathionine beta-synthase (CBS), which is critical for normal methionine metabolism. Under this collaboration, FCCC and ERYTECH will study the potential of erymethionase to lower homocysteine and methionine in the homocystinuria mouse model (CBS-deficient mice) developed at FCCC.
  • The company presented encouraging preclinical data supporting ERYMMUNE as a potentially strong immunotherapy at the World ADOPT Summit 2017 and 10th Symposium of Vaccinology. Study results showed that ERYMMUNE technology was responsible for a inducing an efficient and antigen-specific immune response for effective cancer immunotherapy.

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