Intellia's (NTLA) HAE Therapy Granted RMAT by the FDA
Shares of Intellia Therapeutics NTLA were up almost 4% on Mar 21, as the company announced that its candidate, NTLA-2002, received Regenerative Medicine Advanced Therapy (RMAT) designation from the FDA.
Shares of Intellia have plunged 43.3% in the past year compared with the industry’s 14.2% decline.
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NTLA-2002 is Intellia’s in vivo CRISPR-based investigational therapy candidate evaluated in phase I/II study to treat hereditary angioedema (HAE). It aims to prevent HAE attacks by suppressing the plasma kallikrein activity.
The company has also initiated patient screening in the phase II portion of the phase I/II study in New Zealand. It plans to present additional clinical data on safety, durability and attack rates across all cohorts from the phase I study, later in 2023.
The RMAT designation provides the candidate with increased opportunities to meet FDA officials, as well as arrange early meetings to discuss potential surrogate or intermediate endpoints. It opens up early interactions between the FDA and sponsors to facilitate accelerated approval and potential priority review of a product’s biologics license application (BLA).
Earlier, NTLA-2002 had also received orphan drug designation from the FDA, and the Innovation Passport from the United Kingdom Medicines and Healthcare products Regulatory Agency (“MHRA”).
Intellia is developing CRISPR/Cas9-based therapies for multiple indications. Its another candidate, NTLA-2001, is being evaluated for the treatment of ATTR amyloidosis.
Intellia Therapeutics, Inc. Price and Consensus
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Zacks Rank & Stocks to Consider
Currently, Intellia has a Zacks Rank #3 (Hold).
Some better-ranked stocks in the same sector are Kala Pharmaceuticals KALA, CRISPR Therapeutics CRSP and Jasper Therapeutics JSPR, each carrying a Zacks Rank #2 (Buy). You can see the complete list of today's Zacks #1 Rank (Strong Buy) stocks here.
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