Vaxxinity Initiates Rolling Submission for UB-612 COVID-19 Vaccine with MHRA (UK)
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- Published on Tuesday, 13 September 2022 10:53
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DALLAS, TX, USA I September 12, 2022 I Vaxxinity, Inc. (Nasdaq: VAXX), a U.S. company pioneering the development of a new class of immunotherapeutic vaccines, today announced that it has initiated a rolling submission to the Medicines and Healthcare products Regulatory Agency (MHRA) in the United Kingdom for conditional marketing authorization of its UB-612 COVID-19 vaccine as a heterologous boost to authorized primary series vaccines. UB-612 is currently being assessed in a Phase 3 pivotal trial as a booster vaccine for subjects who have received primary immunization with mRNA, adenovirus vector, or inactivated virus vaccines. Vaxxinity reiterates its plan to have a topline readout of the Phase 3 trial in the fourth quarter of 2022.
“Authorizations by stringent regulatory authorities such as the MHRA could open the pathway for UB-612 to reach countries with high unmet needs,” said Mei Mei Hu, CEO of Vaxxinity. “Because so many low and middle income (LMIC) countries look to stringent regulators' decisions as a reference, we anticipate that MHRA authorization, if achieved, could ultimately enable Vaxxinity to market UB-612 in a number of LMIC countries across the globe, which is the heart of Vaxxinity’s mission. Additionally, this authorization is a pathway to grant WHO emergency use listing (EUL), which would provide another option for getting UB-612 to countries through the COVAX program.”
UB-612 is the first multitope subunit protein/peptide-based vaccine candidate for SARS-CoV-2, which is designed to activate both B- and T-cell arms of the immune system directed against multiple structural viral antigens. Phase 1 and Phase 2 trials of UB-612 conducted in ~4000 participants have shown UB-612 to be well tolerated with no vaccine-related serious adverse events. The most striking findings were induction of long-lasting humoral and T-cell immunity, and a strong booster memory recall inducing high levels of neutralizing antibodies against Delta, Omicron, and other SARS-CoV-2 variants. UB-612 is now in a pivotal Phase 3 trial. More details on the trial can be found at clinicaltrials.gov using Identifier NCT05293665.
Vaxxinity, Inc. is a purpose-driven biotechnology company committed to democratizing healthcare across the globe. The company is pioneering a new class of synthetic, peptide-based immunotherapeutic vaccines aimed at disrupting the existing treatment paradigm for chronic disease, increasingly dominated by monoclonal antibodies, which suffer from prohibitive costs and cumbersome administration. The company’s proprietary technology platform has enabled the innovation of novel pipeline candidates designed to bring the efficiency of vaccines to the treatment of chronic diseases, including Alzheimer’s, Parkinson’s, migraine, and hypercholesterolemia. The technology is also implemented as part of a COVID-19 vaccine program. Vaxxinity has optimized its pipeline to achieve a potentially historic, global impact on human health.
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