Pfizer Announces Positive Preliminary Results from a Proof-of-Concept Phase 2 Study (B7471003) of its 20-Valent Pneumococcal Conjugate Vaccine Candidate Being Investigated for the Prevention of Invasive Disease and Otitis Media in Healthy Infants
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Additionally, Pfizer Has Completed Enrollment of its Phase 3 Studies (NCT03828617, NCT03835975 and NCT03760146) for its 20-Valent Pneumococcal Conjugate Vaccine Candidate Being Investigated for the Prevention of Invasive Disease and Pneumonia in Adults Aged 18 Years and Older
NEW YORK, NY, USA I September 09, 2019 I Pfizer Inc. (NYSE: PFE) announced today positive preliminary results following administration of three doses in a four-dose series for a Proof-of-Concept Phase 2 study (B7471003) to assess safety and immunogenicity of its 20-valent pneumococcal conjugate vaccine (20vPnC) candidate, PF-06482077, being investigated for the prevention of invasive disease and otitis media caused by Streptococcus pneumoniae serotypes contained in the vaccine in healthy infants. Pfizer’s 20vPnC candidate includes the 13 serotypes contained in Prevnar 13 (Pneumococcal 13-valent Conjugate Vaccine [Diphtheria CRM197 Protein]) plus seven additional serotypes (8, 10A, 11A, 12F, 15B, 22F, and 33F).
“The initial three doses of 20vPnC in this Phase 2 trial provide preliminary evidence that the vaccine candidate in infants has an overall safety profile that is similar to Prevnar 13. 20vPNC induced immune responses for all 20 serotypes in infants. These findings are encouraging and should support the program’s advancement to Phase 3,” said Kathrin U. Jansen, Ph.D., Senior Vice President and Head of Vaccine Research & Development, Pfizer. “Once data with the fourth dose are available, we will discuss Phase 3 plans with regulators. If successful in Phase 3 and approved, 20vPnC may help protect infants against seven additional Streptococcus pneumoniae serotypes, which represent prevalent circulating global disease strains today, in addition to those contained within Prevnar 13.”
B7471003 is a randomized, double-blind Phase 2 proof-of concept study to assess the safety and immunogenicity of 20vPnC in approximately 460 healthy infants. Subjects were randomized equally to receive a 4-dose series of either 20vPnC or Prevnar 13 at 2, 4, 6, and 12 months of age. Local reactions and systemic events were collected for 7 days after each vaccination. Adverse events were collected in a similar fashion to the Prevnar 13 infant program. More details on the study can be found on www.clinicaltrials.gov. (NCT03512288)
Pfizer will seek to present and publish outcomes from this clinical trial at a future date once safety and immunogenicity data has been analyzed following the completion of the four-dose regimen.
20vPnC Phase 3 Adult Program Completes Enrollment
Pfizer has completed enrollment in its three Phase 3 pivotal clinical trials (NCT03828617, NCT03835975 and NCT03760146) evaluating 20vPnC for the prevention of invasive disease and pneumonia in adults 18 years and older. Combined, these three trials have enrolled more than 6,000 adult subjects, including populations of vaccine-naïve adults and adults with prior pneumococcal vaccination. Pfizer remains on track to submit the Biologics License Application for the adult 20vPnC indications to the U.S. FDA by the end of 2020, subject to the successful completion of these Phase 3 studies.
The seven new serotypes included in 20vPnC are global causes of invasive pneumococcal disease,1,2,3,4,5 and are associated with high case-fatality rates6,7,8,9, antibiotic resistance5,10,11 and/or meningitis.12,13 Together, the 20 serotypes included in 20vPnC are responsible for the majority of currently circulating pneumococcal disease in the U.S. and globally.14,15,16,17,18,19,20
On September 20, 2018, Pfizer announced the U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA) granted Breakthrough Therapy Designation for 20vPnC for the prevention of invasive disease and pneumonia in adults age 18 years and older. Breakthrough Therapy Designation is designed to expedite the development and review of drugs and vaccines that are intended to treat or prevent serious conditions and preliminary clinical evidence indicates that the drug or vaccine may demonstrate substantial improvement over available therapy on a clinically significant endpoint(s).21 Drugs and vaccines that receive Breakthrough Therapy Designation are eligible for all features of the FDA’s Fast Track designation, which may include more frequent communication with the FDA about the drug’s development plan and eligibility for Accelerated Approval and Priority Review, if relevant criteria are met.22
The FDA previously granted Fast Track designation for 20vPnC in September 2017 for use in adults aged 18 years and older.23 The FDA’s Fast Track approach is a process designed to facilitate the development and expedite the review of new drugs and vaccines intended to treat or prevent serious conditions and address an unmet medical need.22
Additionally, in May 2017 the FDA granted Fast Track status for a pediatric indication for 20vPnC.
INDICATIONS FOR PREVNAR 13®
- Prevnar 13® is a vaccine approved for adults 18 years and older for the prevention of pneumococcal pneumonia and invasive disease caused by S. pneumoniae serotypes 1, 3, 4, 5, 6A, 6B, 7F, 9V, 14, 18C, 19A, 19F, and 23F
- Prevnar 13® is also approved for children 6 weeks through 17 years of age (prior to the 18th birthday) for the prevention of invasive disease caused by the 13 strains of Streptococcus pneumoniae in the vaccine, and for children 6 weeks through 5 years (prior to the 6th birthday) for the prevention of ear infections caused by 7 of the 13 strains in the vaccine
- Prevnar 13® is not 100% effective and will only help protect against the 13 strains in the vaccine
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