Active Biotech’s partner NeoTX enters clinical collaboration with AstraZeneca to evaluate ANYARA in combination with IMFINZI® (durvalumab) in the upcoming Phase 1b/2 study
Lund Sweden, February 11 2019 – Active Biotech (NASDAQ STOCKHOLM: ACTI) announces that their partner NeoTX enters a clinical collaboration with AstraZeneca Group Plc (NYSE: AZN) global biologics research and development arm, MedImmune, to support Phase 1b/2 studies investigating ANYARA in combination with AstraZeneca’s IMFINZI®. IMFINZI® (durvalumab) is a human monoclonal antibody that blocks the immune checkpoint protein programmed death-ligand (PD-L1). Under terms of the agreement, NeoTX and AstraZeneca will collaborate on a non-exclusive basis to evaluate the combination of the two drugs in solid tumors. NeoTX will sponsor the study, while AstraZeneca will supply durvalumab. Up to 195 patients are planned to be enrolled in this multicenter, open-label study, which is planned to start during 2019.
“We are very pleased with NeoTX’s progress in the ANYARA project. The collaboration with AstraZeneca validates the project and is an important step towards start of the clinical study” says Helén Tuvesson, CEO, Active Biotech AB.
See also https://www.neotx.com for NeoTX’s communication related to this information.