SEATTLE - Omeros Corporation (Nasdaq: OMER) today announced final data from its pivotal trial for narsoplimab in hematopoietic stem cell transplant-associated thrombotic microangiopathy (HSCT-TMA), an often-lethal complication of stem-cell transplantation for which there is no approved therapy.
Narsoplimab, an inhibitor of mannan-binding lectin-associated serine protease-2 (MASP-2), the effector enzyme of the lectin pathway and activator of the coagulation cascade, is being studied for the treatment of HSCT-TMA patients at high risk for poor outcomes. Narsoplimab has been awarded Breakthrough Therapy designation by U.S. FDA and is the subject of a rolling Biologics License Application (BLA) for HSCT-TMA. The nonclinical and CMC modules of the rolling BLA have already been submitted, and the final sections of the clinical module are in the publishing phase during which finalized documents are electronically processed and integrated for submission in the format required by FDA.
Omeros previously presented preliminary data from its pivotal HSCT-TMA trial. The final data reported today are those that are included in the BLA. In the 28-patient single-arm, open-label pivotal trial in adult HSCT-TMA patients, treatment consisted of narsoplimab administered intravenously once weekly for up to 8 weeks with an extended follow-up period. The study's patient population was very ill, with the large majority of study patients having multiple comorbidities at baseline (e.g., graft-versus-host disease, significant infections, multi-organ dysfunction, etc.). The FDA-agreed primary endpoint (complete response) required clinical improvement in TMA markers (platelet count and lactate dehydrogenase [LDH]) and in organ function (renal, pulmonary, gastrointestinal or neurological) or freedom from transfusion. Secondary endpoints included 100-day and overall survival as well as change from baseline for individual laboratory markers (platelets, LDH, haptoglobin, hemoglobin and creatinine).
About Omeros Corporation
Omeros is a commercial-stage biopharmaceutical company committed to discovering, developing and commercializing small-molecule and protein therapeutics for large-market and orphan indications targeting inflammation, complement-mediated diseases, disorders of the central nervous system and immune-related diseases, including cancers. In addition to its commercial product OMIDRIA (phenylephrine and ketorolac intraocular solution) 1%/0.3%, Omeros has multiple late-stage clinical development programs focused on complement-mediated disorders, including COVID-19, and substance abuse. A rolling biologics license application for narsoplimab, the company's lead MASP-2 inhibitor, in hematopoietic stem cell transplant-associated thrombotic microangiopathy is being completed for submission to the U.S. FDA. Omeros also has a diverse group of preclinical programs including GPR174, a novel target in immuno-oncology that modulates a new cancer immunity axis recently discovered by Omeros. Small-molecule inhibitors of GPR174 are part of Omeros' proprietary G protein-coupled receptor (GPCR) platform through which it controls 54 new GPCR drug targets and their corresponding compounds. The company also exclusively possesses a novel antibody-generating platform.
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