DBV Technologies Receives Complete Response Letter from FDA for Viaskin Peanut BLA in Children Ages 4-11 Years
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- Published on Tuesday, 04 August 2020 12:01
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MONTROUGE, France I August 4, 2020 I DBV Technologies (Euronext: DBV - ISIN: FR0010417345 - Nasdaq Stock Market: DBVT), a clinical-stage biopharmaceutical company, today announced that the U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA) has issued a Complete Response Letter regarding the Company’s Biologics License Application (BLA) for investigational Viaskin™ Peanut (DBV712), a non-invasive, once-daily epicutaneous patch to treat peanut allergies in children ages 4 to 11 years.
The Complete Response Letter indicates that the FDA cannot approve the application in its present form. The FDA has identified concerns regarding the impact of patch-site adhesion on efficacy and indicated the need for patch modifications, and subsequently a new human factor study. The FDA has also indicated that supplementary clinical data would need to be generated to support the modified patch. In addition, the FDA requested additional Chemistry, Manufacturing and Controls data. The Agency did not raise any safety concerns related to Viaskin Peanut.
DBV intends to request a meeting with FDA to discuss the FDA’s comments as well as requirements for additional clinical data that may be needed to support BLA resubmission. The Company anticipates providing an update following this meeting, including updated cash runway resulting from the recent restructuring announced on June 26, 2020.
“We are very disappointed in the FDA’s response, but continue to believe in the potential of Viaskin Peanut. Peanut allergy is one of the most common food allergies, and accidental exposure can result in life threatening reactions,” Daniel Tassé, Chief Executive Officer of DBV Technologies, stated. “We plan to fully collaborate with the FDA with regards to the outstanding issues and believe that the EPIT patch technology platform lends itself well to potential modifications to enhance patch functionality. We remain dedicated in our mission to develop innovative treatments for patients with food allergies.”
About DBV Technologies
DBV Technologies is developing Viaskin™, an investigational proprietary technology platform with broad potential applications in immunotherapy. Viaskin is based on epicutaneous immunotherapy, or EPIT™, DBV’s method of delivering biologically active compounds to the immune system through intact skin. With this new class of non-invasive product candidates, the Company is dedicated to safely transforming the care of food allergic patients. DBV’s food allergies programs include ongoing clinical trials of Viaskin Peanut and Viaskin Milk, and preclinical development of Viaskin Egg. DBV is also pursuing a human proof-of-concept clinical trial of Viaskin Milk for the treatment of Eosinophilic Esophagitis, and exploring potential applications of its platform in vaccines and other immune diseases. DBV Technologies has global headquarters in Montrouge, France and offices in Bagneux, France, and North American operations in Summit, NJ and New York, NY. The Company’s ordinary shares are traded on segment B of Euronext Paris (Ticker: DBV, ISIN code: FR0010417345), part of the SBF120 index, and the Company’s ADSs (each representing one-half of one ordinary share) are traded on the Nasdaq Global Select Market (Ticker: DBVT).
SOURCE: DBV Technologies