Heat Biologics Receives FDA Guidance at Type C Meeting for HS-110 Clinical Trial in the Treatment of Non-small Cell Lung Cancer
DURHAM, NC / ACCESSWIRE / December 7, 2017 / Heat Biologics, Inc. ("Heat") (NASDAQ: HTBX), a biopharmaceutical company developing drugs designed to activate a patient's immune system against cancer, received written responses from the U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA) following its Type C meeting regarding its planned registrational HS-110 clinical trial design for the treatment of non-small cell lung cancer (NSCLC).
The discussion focused on elements of proposed clinical trial designs, both single-arm and controlled, which the FDA agreed would be appropriate to support a registrational trial of HS-110. Clinical endpoints and post-marketing commitments were also discussed in the context of accelerated approval.
"We are very pleased with the outcome of our recent Type C guidance meeting with the FDA," said George Peoples, M.D., Chief Medical Officer for Heat. "The FDA clearly understands the significant unmet need for more effective second-line treatments for NSCLC. We look forward to incorporating their guidance as we prepare to advance HS-110 into registrational trials."
HS-110 is currently in Phase 2 as a treatment for NSCLC. Trial design details and next steps are expected to be announced following the read-out of the Phase 2 data, anticipated in 2H 2018.
About Heat Biologics, Inc.
Heat Biologics is a biopharmaceutical company developing immunotherapies designed to activate a patient's immune system against cancer by inducing CD8+ "Killer" T-cells. Our T-cell Activation Platform (TCAP) produces therapies designed to turn "cold" tumors "hot," and be administered in combination with checkpoint inhibitor therapies and other immuno-modulators to increase their effectiveness. We are currently enrolling patients in our Phase 2 clinical trial for non-small cell lung cancer, in combination with Bristol-Myers Squibb's nivolumab (Opdivo®). Pelican Therapeutics, a subsidiary of Heat, is focused on the development of co-stimulatory monoclonal antibody and fusion protein-based therapies designed to activate the immune system. We also have numerous pre-clinical programs at various stages of development. For more information, please visit www.heatbio.com.
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Released December 7, 2017