I-Mab gets Chinese nod to start phase 3 combo treatment trial for myelodysplastic syndrome

Sep. 13, 2022 10:21 AM ETI-Mab (IMAB)By: Anuron Mitra, SA News Editor

Blood sample for Myelodysplastic syndrome test.

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  • Chinese biotech I-Mab (NASDAQ:IMAB) on Tuesday said it got local regulatory approval to start a phase 3 trial evaluating its antibody lemzoparlimab in combination with cancer drug azacitidine for the treatment of myelodysplastic syndrome (MDS).
  • MDS is a group of cancers caused due to blood cells that are poorly formed or don't work properly.
  • The approval to start the trial follows a successful completion of an end-of-phase 2 meeting with the Center for Drug Evaluation of China's National Medical Products Administration, IMAB said in a statement.
  • The meeting was supported by results from a phase 2 trial assessing lemzoparlimab in combination with azacitidine for the treatment of patients with newly diagnosed higher-risk MS, IMAB said.
  • The company said it is on track to initiate the late-stage study as planned.
  • U.S.-listed shares of IMAB -4.8% at $5.31 in morning trading.

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