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Data on Endocyte Candidate - Analyst Blog
3/4/2013 6:40:00 PM
) recently provided additional data on its diagnostic imaging
agent etarfolatide (EC20) which is being evaluated for use in
patients with ovarian cancer and non-small cell lung cancer
Endocyte and its partner, Merck & Co. Inc. ( MRK ), are looking to get vintafolide approved as a treatment for patients suffering from folate-receptor positive platinum-resistant ovarian cancer in combination with pegylated liposomal doxorubicin (PLD). The companies entered into a partnership in Apr 2012.
Under this agreement, Endocyte granted Merck an exclusive license to develop, manufacture and commercialize the candidate.
Endocyte is seeking EU approval for etarfolatide along with vintafolide. Both candidates were granted orphan drug status in the EU in 2012. The company expects a decision from the European Commission on both candidates towards the end of 2013.
We expect investor focus to remain on the regulatory status of vintafolide and etarfolatide.
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