Teva Announces Data on Granulocyte Colony Stimulating Factor Compounds for the Prevention of Chemotherapy-Induced Neutrope

  • CG-10639 (formerly Neugranin) Phase II/III data demonstrated non-inferiority to pegfilgrastim
  • Dosing study of XM22 supported future Phase III trial of 6mg dose versus pegfilgrastim
  • Both compounds studied in breast cancer patients receiving myelosuppressive chemotherapy
  • Data presented at American Society of Clinical Oncology Annual Meeting
  • Teva to release Phase III study results in the near future

JERUSALEM--(BUSINESS WIRE)-- Teva Pharmaceutical Industries Ltd. (NASDAQ:TEVA) announced today that data from studies of two investigational Granulocyte Colony Stimulating Factor (G-CSF) compounds in breast cancer patients receiving myelosuppressive chemotherapy will be presented at the 47th Annual Meeting of the American Society of Clinical Oncology (ASCO) in Chicago, June 3-7, 2011.

A Phase II/III study of CG-10639, a long-acting recombinant human albumin-human G-CSF to prevent chemotherapy-induced neutropenia, demonstrated similar outcomes to pegfilgrastim (PEGF), for both efficacy and safety measures in breast cancer patients. The primary endpoint was duration of severe neutropenia (DSN) in days during cycle one of treatment. These data showed the non-inferiority of CG-10639 (40mg and 50mg) to PEGF; a confirmatory Phase III study comparing CG-10639 40mg and PEGF 6mg is currently underway. No clinically relevant immunogenicity with CG-10639 was observed.

Phase II data from a dose-finding study of another Teva investigational compound for G-CSF, XM22, will also be presented at ASCO. These data confirmed greater efficacy based on DSN with higher doses of XM22. While all formulations of XM22 studied (3mg, 4.5mg and 6mg) impacted DSN similarly in the first treatment cycle, a trend for shorter DSN was associated with the higher doses. Treatment-related adverse events were similar between treatment groups. The results supported the use of XM22 6mg in the ongoing Phase III clinical trial program.

Phase III study results will be released in the near future.

The full abstracts can be found online at the links below:

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Teva Pharmaceutical Industries Ltd. (NASDAQ:TEVA) is a leading global pharmaceutical company, committed to increasing access to high-quality healthcare by developing, producing and marketing affordable generic drugs as well as innovative and specialty pharmaceuticals and active pharmaceutical ingredients. Headquartered in Israel, Teva is the world's largest generic drug maker, with a global product portfolio of more than 1,450 molecules and a direct presence in 60 countries. Teva's branded businesses focus on neurological, respiratory and women's health therapeutic areas as well as biologics. Teva's leading innovative product, Copaxone®, is the number one prescribed treatment for multiple sclerosis. Teva employs approximately 40,000 people around the world and reached $16.1 billion in net sales in 2010.

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