NEW YORK, March 12, 2019 (GLOBE NEWSWIRE) -- TG Therapeutics, Inc. (TGTX), today announced that data from the Phase 2 multicenter trial evaluating ublituximab (TG-1101), the Company’s novel glycoengineered anti-CD20 monoclonal antibody, in relapsing forms of Multiple Sclerosis (RMS) has been selected for presentation at the upcoming American Academy of Neurology (AAN) annual meeting, to be held May 4 – 10, 2019 in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania. Final data from the core Phase 2 trial has been previously presented, most recently at the Americas Committee for Treatment and Research in Multiple Sclerosis (ACTRIMS) annual meeting in Dallas, TX. In addition to highlighting the final Phase 2 data, the AAN presentation plans to include data from the open label extension (OLE), a trial made available to any patient who completed the core Phase 2 trial allowing them to continue treatment with ublituximab.
The abstract is available online and can be accessed via the below link or on the AAN meeting website at www.aan.com.
- Title: Open Label Extension (OLE) of Phase 2 Multicenter Study of Ublituximab (UTX), a Novel Glycoengineered Anti-CD20 Monoclonal Antibody (mAb) in Patients with Relapsing Forms of Multiple Sclerosis (RMS)
— Presentation Date & Time: Tuesday May 7, 2019, 5:30 PM – 6:30 PM ET
— Session Title: Poster Session P3: MS Clinical Trials and Therapeutic Research
— Presenter: Edward Fox, MD, PhD, Central Texas Neurology Consultants, Round Rock, TX
— Location: Pennsylvania Convention Center
— Abstract Number: 2055
These data support the ongoing, fully enrolled, international Phase 3 program evaluating ublituximab for the treatment of RMS. The Phase 3 trials, entitled ULTIMATE I and ULTIMATE II, are being conducted under Special Protocol Assessment (SPA) agreement with the U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA) and are being led by Lawrence Steinman, MD, of Stanford University.
Following the presentation, the data presented will be available on the Publications page of the Company’s website at www.tgtherapeutics.com.
ABOUT TG THERAPEUTICS, INC.
TG Therapeutics is a biopharmaceutical company focused on the acquisition, development and commercialization of novel treatments for B-cell malignancies and autoimmune diseases. Currently, the company is developing two therapies targeting hematological malignancies and autoimmune diseases. Ublituximab (TG-1101) is a novel, glycoengineered monoclonal antibody that targets a specific and unique epitope on the CD20 antigen found on mature B-lymphocytes. TG Therapeutics is also developing umbralisib (TGR-1202), an oral, once-daily inhibitor of PI3K-delta. Umbralisib uniquely inhibits CK1-epsilon, which may allow it to overcome certain tolerability issues associated with first generation PI3K-delta inhibitors. Both ublituximab and umbralisib, or the combination of which is referred to as "U2", are in Phase 3 clinical development for patients with hematologic malignancies, with ublituximab also in Phase 3 clinical development for Multiple Sclerosis. Additionally, the Company has recently brought its anti-PD-L1 monoclonal antibody, TG-1501, its covalently-bound Bruton’s Tyrosine Kinase (BTK) inhibitor, TG-1701, as well as its anti-CD47/CD19 bispecific antibody, TG-1801, into Phase 1 development. TG Therapeutics is headquartered in New York City.
Statements included in this press release, particularly those with respect to anticipating the benefit of the data seen in the Phase 2 MS trial program and performance of ublituximab in the Phase 3 ULTIMATE clinical program may be forward-looking statements that involve a number of risks and uncertainties. For those statements, we claim the protection of the safe harbor for forward-looking statements contained in the Private Securities Litigation Reform Act of 1995. Among the factors that could cause our actual results to differ materially are the following: the risk that early clinical results that supported our decision to move forward will not be reproduced in additional patients in expansion cohorts or in the MS Phase 3 program; the risk that data included in the abstract submission will not be reproduced in the full data presentation; the risk that the clinical results from the MS Phase 3 program, will not be positive and/or will not support regulatory approval of ublituximab to treat MS; our ability to successfully and cost-effectively complete the MS Phase 3 trials; the risk that trials will take longer to enroll than expected; our ability to achieve the milestones we project over the next year; our ability to manage our cash in line with our projections, and other risk factors identified from time to time in our reports filed with the Securities and Exchange Commission. Any forward-looking statements set forth in this press release speak only as of the date of this press release. We do not undertake to update any of these forward-looking statements to reflect events or circumstances that occur after the date hereof. This press release and prior releases are available at www.tgtherapeutics.com. The information found on our website is not incorporated by reference into this press release and is included for reference purposes only.
Senior Vice President,
TG Therapeutics, Inc.