EN
NL
back home
03-10-2017 Dutch Mellon Medical secures € 6 million for market introduction of major innovation in surgical suture technology: single-handed suturing using the Switch® 02-10-2017 Pharming announces positive data from paediatric clinical trial with RUCONEST® 26-09-2017 Pharming Group N.V. and HAEi International Patient Organization announce partnership with Inceptua Medicines Access for “HAEi Global Access Program” 26-07-2017 Pharming announces publication of RUCONEST® prophylactic data in The Lancet 21-07-2017 Pharming announces completion of its refinancing with a single US$100 million debt facility on improved commercial terms 12-07-2017 Agendia’s MammaPrint® Recommended by ASCO Breast Cancer Guideline in Focused Update Based on Landmark MINDACT Trial Data 06-07-2017 Agendia's MammaPrint® recommended by the 2017 St. Gallen International Breast Cancer Guidelines in significant update 03-04-2017 ENG EUR 12,8 miljoen nieuwe financiering voor biotechonderneming Cristal Therapeutics eng 14-03-2017 BioGeneration Ventures contributes to Cristal Therapeutics EUR 12.8 million Financing Round 13-02-2017 Europese Commissie breidt marketingvergunning RUCONEST® uit met zelfstandige toediening 30-11--0001 Pharming announces positive data from paediatric clinical trial with RUCONEST®

Pharming announces positive data from paediatric clinical trial with RUCONEST®

RUCONEST® provided clinically meaningful relief of symptoms in children with hereditary angioedema

Leiden, The Netherlands, 02 October 2017: Pharming Group N.V. (“Pharming” or “the Company”) (Euronext Amsterdam: PHARM) announced today positive data from a clinical trial with the use of RUCONEST® [Recombinant Human C1 Esterase Inhibitor/ conestat alfa] for the treatment of hereditary angioedema (HAE) attacks in children.

The open-label, single arm, Phase II clinical trial was designed in agreement with the European Medicines Agency (EMA) as part of a Paediatric Investigation Plan (PIP) to assess the pharmacokinetic, safety and efficacy profiles of RUCONEST® at a dose of 50 IU/kg in paediatric HAE patients ages 2-13 years in support of a paediatric indication for treatment of HAE attacks.  

A total of 20 children with HAE were treated for 73 HAE attacks at a dose of 50 IU/kg (up to a maximum of 4200 IU). The study reported clinically meaningful relief of symptoms assessed using a visual analogue scale (VAS) completed by the patient (assisted by their parent). The median time to onset of relief was 60 minutes (95% confidence interval: 60-63), and the median time to minimal symptoms was 122 minutes (95% confidence interval: 120-126). Only 3/73 (4%) attacks were treated with a second dose of RUCONEST®.

RUCONEST® was generally safe and well-tolerated in the study. No patients withdrew from the study due to adverse events. There were no related serious adverse events, hypersensitivity reactions, or neutralizing antibodies detected.

The detailed efficacy and safety results will be further analysed and submitted for presentation at an upcoming major medical meeting.

Prof. Bruno Giannetti, Pharming’s Chief Operations Officer, commented:

“The results of this study provide important safety and efficacy data on the use of RUCONEST® in children and show good clinical concordance with results from adolescents and adults with HAE. Children with HAE have limited therapeutic options, and we will work expeditiously with regulatory authorities to expand choices for these patients.”

– ENDS –

Forward-looking Statements

This press release of Pharming Group N.V. and its subsidiaries (“Pharming”, the “Company” or the “Group”) may contain forward-looking statements including without limitation those regarding Pharming’s financial projections, market expectations, developments, partnerships, plans, strategies and capital expenditures.

The Company cautions that such forward-looking statements may involve certain risks and uncertainties, and actual results may differ. Risks and uncertainties include without limitation the effect of competitive, political and economic factors, legal claims, the Company’s ability to protect intellectual property, fluctuations in exchange and interest rates, changes in taxation laws or rates, changes in legislation or accountancy practices and the Company’s ability to identify, develop and successfully commercialize new products, markets or technologies.

As a result, the Company’s actual performance, position and financial results and statements may differ materially from the plans, goals and expectations set forth in such forward-looking statements. The Company assumes no obligation to update any forward-looking statements or information, which should be taken as of their respective dates of issue, unless required by laws or regulations.

Contact:

Pharming Group N.V.

Sijmen de Vries, CEO, Tel: +31 71 524 7400

Robin Wright, CFO, Tel: +31 71 524 7400

FTI Consulting, London, UK:

Julia Phillips/ Victoria Foster Mitchell, T: +44 203 727 1136

LifeSpring Life Sciences Communication, Amsterdam, The Netherlands:

Leon Melens, Tel: +31 6 53 81 64 27

 

About HAE

Hereditary Angioedema (HAE) is a rare genetic disorder. It is characterized by spontaneous and recurrent episodes of swelling (edema attacks) of the skin in different parts of the body, as well as in the airways and internal organs. Edema of the skin usually affects the extremities, the face, and the genitals. Patients suffering from this kind of edema often withdraw from their social lives because of the disfiguration, discomfort and pain these symptoms may cause. Almost all HAE patients suffer from bouts of severe abdominal pain, nausea, vomiting and diarrhoea caused by swelling of the intestinal wall.

Edema of the throat, nose or tongue can be particularly dangerous as this can lead to obstruction of the airway passages and be potentially life threatening. Although there is currently no known cure for HAE, it is possible to treat the symptoms associated with edema attacks. HAE affects about 1 in 10,000 to 1 in 50,000 people, worldwide experts believe that a lot of patients are still seeking the right diagnosis: although HAE is (in principle) easy to diagnose, it is frequently identified very late or not discovered at all. The reason HAE is often misdiagnosed is because the symptoms are similar to those of many other common conditions such as allergies or appendicitis by the time it is diagnosed correctly, the patient has often been through a long-lasting ordeal.

 

About RUCONEST®

US INDICATION

RUCONEST® (C1 esterase inhibitor [recombinant]) is indicated for the treatment of acute attacks in adult and adolescent patients with hereditary angioedema (HAE). Effectiveness in clinical studies was not established in HAE patients with laryngeal attacks.

 

IMPORTANT SAFETY INFORMATION

o   Patients with a history of allergy to rabbits or rabbit-derived products.

o   Patients with a history of life-threatening immediate hypersensitivity reactions to C1 esterase inhibitor preparations, including anaphylaxis.

Please see Full Prescribing Information for RUCONEST® as applicable for various jurisdictions:

About Pharming Group N.V.

Pharming is a specialty pharmaceutical company developing innovative products for the safe, effective treatment of rare diseases and unmet medical needs. Pharming’s lead product, RUCONEST® (conestat alfa) is a recombinant human C1 esterase inhibitor approved for the treatment of acute Hereditary Angioedema (“HAE”) attacks in patients in Europe, the US, Israel and South Korea. The product is available on a named-patient basis in other territories where it has not yet obtained marketing authorization.

RUCONEST® is commercialized by Pharming in Algeria, Andorra, Austria, Bahrain, Belgium, France, Germany, Ireland, Jordan, Kuwait, Lebanon, Luxembourg, Morocco, the Netherlands, Oman, Portugal, Qatar, Syria, Spain, Switzerland, Tunisia, the United Arab Emirates, the United Kingdom, the United States of America and Yemen.

RUCONEST® is distributed by Swedish Orphan Biovitrum AB (publ) (SS: SOBI) in the other EU countries, and in Azerbaijan, Belarus, Georgia, Iceland, Kazakhstan, Liechtenstein, Norway, Russia, Serbia and Ukraine.

RUCONEST® is distributed in Argentina, Colombia, Costa Rica, the Dominican Republic, Panama, and Venezuela by Cytobioteck, in South Korea by HyupJin Corporation and in Israel by Megapharm.

RUCONEST® has recently completed a clinical trial for the treatment of HAE in young children (2-13 years of age) and is also evaluated for various additional follow-on indications.

Pharming’s technology platform includes a unique, GMP-compliant, validated process for the production of pure recombinant human proteins that has proven capable of producing industrial quantities of high quality recombinant human proteins in a more economical and less immunogenetic way compared with current cell-line based methods. Leads for enzyme replacement therapy (“ERT”) for Pompe and Fabry’s diseases are being optimized at present, with additional programs not involving ERT also being explored at an early stage at present.

Pharming has a long-term partnership with the China State Institute of Pharmaceutical Industry (“CSIPI”), a Sinopharm company, for joint global development of new products, starting with recombinant human Factor VIII for the treatment of Haemophilia A. Pre-clinical development and manufacturing will take place to global standards at CSIPI and are funded by CSIPI. Clinical development will be shared between the partners with each partner taking the costs for their territories under the partnership.

Pharming has declared that the Netherlands is its “Home Member State” pursuant to the amended article 5:25a paragraph 2 of the Dutch Financial Supervision Act.

Additional information is available on the Pharming website: www.pharming.com

 

 

Science Park 400 Matrix II Building 1098 XH Amsterdam +31 (0)653816427
lmelens@lifespring.nl

  • - Corporate Communications
  • - Healthcare PR
  • - Financial Communications
  • - Content Marketing
  • - Social Media and Online Communications