TAIPEI, TAIWAN. APRIL 8, 2020– OBI Pharma has been closely monitoring the impact of the COVID-19 pandemic worldwide. We realize the intense challenges that patients and our clinical research investigators and institutions are under due to the COVID-19 crisis. Therefore, in order to allow our collaborating clinical research centers to prioritize response to the pandemic, we will place a three-month pause to the Adagloxad Simolenin Phase 3 GLORIA Triple-Negative Breast Cancer (TNBC) study, enrollment to ongoing Phase 1/2 clinical trials and activations of new research sites.
We are working with our clinical research sites to optimize management of patients who are currently enrolled, including implementation of remote monitoring where possible. Based on feedback from our lead investigators, we are also proposing an amendment to our Adagloxad Simolenin Phase 3 GLORIA TNBC study that would substantially streamline study visits.
Other OBI products under Phase 1/2 clinical studies (OBI-888, OBI-999 and OBI-3424) have also been affected by the global restrictions at clinical sites due to the COVID-19 pandemic. These studies will be monitored for re-engagement on an ongoing basis.
“We will continue to work with our sites and collaborating clinical research organizations to minimize impact on recruitment timelines, since all of OBI Pharma’s programs are directed towards improving care for patients with cancer”, noted Tillman Pearce, MD, the Chief Medical Officer of OBI Pharma.
“OBI Pharma realizes that “we are all in this together,” and that the actions we are taking now will be to the benefit of the patients, investigators, institutions, and collaborating organizations that have chosen to work with us for the benefit of patients with cancer,” added Dr. Pearce.
About OBI Pharma, Inc.
OBI Pharma has a diverse portfolio of innovative cancer therapies at various stages of development. OBI is focused on the development of therapeutic vaccines, monoclonal antibodies, antibody drug conjugates targeting Globo series, Globo H (Adagloxad Simolenin, OBI-833 vaccines, OBI-888 mAb, OBI-999 ADC) and SSEA-4 (OBI-866 vaccine, OBI-898 mAb, OBI-998 ADC) and a prodrug targeting the tumor-specific enzyme AKR1C3 (OBI-3424).
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