RedHill Biopharma and IntelGenx Announce First European Marketing Approval of RIZAPORT(TM) (RHB-103) for Migraines
- The German Federal Institute for Drugs and Medical Devices (BfArM) has granted national marketing approval for RIZAPORT™ (RHB-103) for the treatment of acute migraines under the European Decentralized Procedure (DCP)
- RedHill and IntelGenx continue their close cooperation in order to obtain approvals in additional European countries and in the U.S., where a New Drug Application (NDA) was submitted and a Complete Response Letter was received
- RedHill and IntelGenx continue to advance their activities to secure commercialization partners in Europe, the U.S. and additional territories
- RIZAPORT™, an oral thin film formulation of rizatriptan for acute migraines, offers an innovative therapeutic alternative for many migraine patients, primarily patients who suffer from dysphagia or migraine-related nausea
TEL-AVIV, Israel, Nov. 9, 2015 (GLOBE NEWSWIRE) -- RedHill Biopharma Ltd. (NASDAQ:RDHL) (TASE:RDHL) ("RedHill" or the "Company"), an Israeli biopharmaceutical company primarily focused on late clinical-stage, proprietary, orally-administered, small molecule drugs for inflammatory and gastrointestinal diseases, including cancer, today announced, together with IntelGenx Corp. (TSX-V:IGX) (OTCQX:IGXT) ("IntelGenx"), a Canadian drug delivery company focused on oral drug delivery, that the Federal Institute for Drugs and Medical Devices of Germany (BfArM) has granted marketing authorization of RIZAPORT™ (RHB-103) 5mg and 10mg, an oral thin film formulation of rizatriptan benzoate for the treatment of acute migraines.
Over 50 million people in Europe are estimated to be affected by migraines. Approximately 2 million Europeans are prone to migraine attacks every day1. The worldwide migraine market is expected to exceed $2 billion in sales in 2016.
The national approval of RIZAPORT™ in Germany was granted under the European Decentralized Procedure (DCP), in which Germany served as the Reference Member State. This authorization is the first national marketing approval of RIZAPORT™. Marketing authorization in Luxemburg, the Concerned Member State, is expected to follow. RedHill and IntelGenx intend to continue to work together to obtain national phase approvals in other European DCP territories.
Dr. Reza Fathi, Ph.D., RedHill's Senior VP R&D, said: "We are very pleased to receive German marketing authorization for RIZAPORT™. This is the first drug in RedHill's advanced pipeline to gain marketing approval, a significant milestone for the Company that reflects our team's commitment and execution capabilities, as well as the successful cooperation with IntelGenx."
Dr. Elkan Gamzu, Ph.D., RedHill's RIZAPORT™ Product Manager added: "RIZAPORT™ is an innovative new oral thin film formulation of rizatriptan, potentially benefiting many migraine patients who suffer from migraine related nausea, due to its rapid dissolution, pleasant flavor and ease of use. RedHill continues to advance its activities to secure commercialization partners in Europe, the U.S. and additional territories to bring this new therapeutic alternative to market."
"The European approval of RIZAPORT™ is an important milestone achieved by IntelGenx and RedHill which reflects our team's strong capabilities as partners," said Dr. Horst G. Zerbe, President and CEO of IntelGenx. "We are committed to bringing RIZAPORT™ to market as soon as possible, as we believe it will be a potentially beneficial treatment for patients suffering from migraines. This approval will make RIZAPORT™ the first oral thin film bioequivalent to Maxalt® Lingua."
RIZAPORT™, an oral thin film formulation of rizatriptan for the treatment of acute migraines, offers a potentially attractive therapeutic alternative for many migraine patients. The RIZAPORT™ oral thin film has a pleasant taste and dissolves rapidly in the mouth, without the need for water. It is a therapeutic alternative for patients suffering from dysphagia (difficulty swallowing), and patients who suffer from migraine-related nausea, estimated to be approximately 80% of the total migraine patient population2. Rizatriptan is considered one of the most effective oral triptans, a class of molecules that constricts blood vessels in the brain to relieve swelling and other migraine symptoms.
RedHill and IntelGenx submitted a New Drug Application (NDA) to the FDA in 2013 seeking marketing approval of RIZAPORT™ in the U.S. In 2014, the companies received a complete response letter (CRL) from the FDA which raised questions primarily related to CMC. It is noted that no deficiency was raised relating to the safety or bio-equivalence data of RIZAPORT™. RedHill and IntelGenx reported that they believe that FDA approval of the RIZAPORT™ NDA is subject to the satisfactory resolution of the remaining CMC questions. RedHill and IntelGenx continue their cooperative effort to work with the FDA in order to address and resolve all remaining CMC questions and to secure a compliant source of the raw material.
About RIZAPORT™ (RHB-103):
RIZAPORT™ is a proprietary oral thin film formulation of rizatriptan benzoate, a 5-HT1 receptor agonist and the active drug in Merck & Co.'s Maxalt®. RIZAPORT™ 5mg and 10mg was approved for marketing in Germany in October 2015, under the European Decentralized Procedure. A New Drug Application for RIZAPORT™ was also filed with the U.S. FDA in 2013 and a CRL was received in 2014. Rizatriptan is considered one of the most effective oral triptans, a class of molecules that constricts blood vessels in the brain to relieve swelling and other migraine symptoms. The worldwide annual sales of triptans were estimated to have exceeded $870 million in 20143. RIZAPORT™ is based on IntelGenx's proprietary "VersaFilm™" technology. It dissolves rapidly and releases its active ingredient in the mouth, leading to efficient absorption of the drug through the gastrointestinal tract. The administration method of the RIZAPORT™ oral thin film, which does not require the patient to swallow a pill or consume water, along with its pleasant flavor, presents a potentially attractive therapeutic alternative for many migraine patients, including those who suffer from migraine-related nausea, estimated to be approximately 80% of the total migraine patient population.
About RedHill Biopharma Ltd.:
RedHill Biopharma Ltd. (NASDAQ:RDHL) (TASE:RDHL) is an emerging Israeli biopharmaceutical company primarily focused on the development of late clinical-stage, proprietary, orally-administered, small molecule drugs for the treatment of inflammatory and gastrointestinal diseases, including cancer. RedHill's current pipeline of proprietary products includes: (i) RHB-105 - an oral combination therapy for the treatment of Helicobacter pylori infection, with successful top-line results from a first Phase III study; (ii) RHB-104 - an oral combination therapy for the treatment of Crohn's disease with an ongoing first Phase III study; (iii) BEKINDA™ (RHB-102) - a once-daily oral pill formulation of ondansetron with an ongoing Phase III study in the U.S. for acute gastroenteritis and gastritis and a European marketing application for chemotherapy and radiotherapy-induced nausea and vomiting submitted in December 2014; (iv) RHB-106 - an encapsulated bowel preparation licensed to Salix Pharmaceuticals, Ltd.; (v) YELIVA™ (ABC294640) - an orally-administered first-in-class SK2 selective inhibitor targeting multiple oncology, inflammatory and gastrointestinal indications with a Phase I/II study initiated for refractory/relapsed diffuse large B-cell lymphoma (DLBCL); (vi) MESUPRON® - a Phase II-stage first-in-class uPA inhibitor, administered by oral capsule, targeting gastrointestinal and other solid tumors; (vii) RP101 - currently subject to an option-to-acquire by RedHill, RP101 is a Phase II-stage first-in-class Hsp27 inhibitor, administered by oral tablet, targeting pancreatic and other gastrointestinal cancers; (viii) RIZAPORT™ (RHB-103) - an oral thin film formulation of rizatriptan for acute migraines, with a U.S. NDA currently under discussion with the FDA and marketing authorization received in Germany in October 2015; and (ix) RHB-101 - a once-daily oral pill formulation of the cardio drug carvedilol.
IntelGenx is a leading drug delivery company focused on the development of innovative products based on its proprietary oral drug delivery technologies. Established in 2003, the Montreal-based company, listed on the TSX-V and OTC-QX, develops innovative oral drug delivery solutions based on its proprietary platform technologies, VersaFilmTM, VersaTabTM and AdVersaTM. IntelGenx has developed a broad and diverse product portfolio addressing unmet market needs and offering lifecycle management opportunities. FORFIVO XLTM, launched in 2012, is the first and only FDA approved once-daily bupropion HCI 450mg dose in a single tablet for the treatment of major depressive disorder. IntelGenx highly skilled team provides comprehensive pharmaceuticals services to pharmaceutical partners, including R&D, clinical monitoring, IP protection, analytical method development and regulatory services. IntelGenx state-of-the art manufacturing facility, established for the VersaFilmTM technology platform, supports lab-scale to pilot- and commercial-scale production, offering full service capabilities to our clients. More information is available about the company at: www.intelgenx.com.
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