UCB Highlights Data to Be Presented At American Society for Bone and Mineral Research 2018 Annual Meeting
- New ARCH Trial data analysis shows T-score as Indicator of Fracture Risk on Therapy: Evidence From Active Comparator Study of EVENITY™ (Romosozumab) in Post-Menopausal Women With Osteoporosis
BRUSSELS, BELGIUM (Sept. 25th, 2018) – UCB (Euronext Brussels: UCB) today announced that the latest observations from the EVENITY™* (romosozumab) clinical data and findings from collaborative studies that advance knowledge on the treatment gap and sclerostin biology, will be presented at the Annual Meeting of the American Society for Bone and Mineral Research (ASBMR) in Montreal, Quebec, Canada from September 28 – October 1, 2018. Romosozumab, is an investigational bone-forming monoclonal antibody that increases bone formation and reduces bone resorption to increase bone mineral density (BMD) and reduce the risk of fracture.
“We believe the new data analyses from the Phase 3 active-comparator ARCH study, and additional research on fragility fracture diagnosis, management and prevention, will be valuable to our ongoing goal of improving care and treatment options of those impacted by fragility fractures,” said Dr. Pascale Richetta, Head of Bone and Executive Vice President at UCB. “It is estimated that nearly 80 percent of individuals who have already had at least one osteoporotic fracture, are neither identified nor treated, further indicating that opportunities are being missed to address the management and treatment gaps of those affected by osteoporosis.”
Amgen and UCB resubmitted a Biologics License Application (BLA) to the U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA) for romosozumab in July 2018. The European Medicines Agency (EMA) and the Pharmaceuticals and Medical Device Agency (PMDA) in Japan are currently reviewing marketing authorisation applications for romosozumab and interactions with the agencies are ongoing. Romosozumab is being co-developed by UCB and Amgen.
- T-score as an Indicator of Fracture Risk on Therapy: Evidence From Romosozumab vs Alendronate Treatment in the ARCH Trial - Presentation number 1074, Oral Presentation, Sunday Sept. 30, 10:45-11:00 a.m. EDT
- The Design and Validation of a New Algorithm to Identify Initial Incident and Recurrent Incident Fragility Fractures in Administrative Claims Data – Presentation number SUN-0637, Poster Presentation, Sunday Sept. 30, 12:30-2:30 p.m. EDT
- Multiple Missed Opportunities to Reduce Key Fragility Fractures: Can We Afford to Continue to Ignore the Facts? – Presentation number SUN-0639, Poster Presentation, Sunday Sept. 30, 12:30-2:30 p.m. EDT
- Secular Trends in the Initiation of Therapy in Secondary Fracture Prevention: Widening Treatment Gaps in Denmark and Spain – Presentation number FRI-0262, Plenary Poster Presentation, Friday Sept. 28 5:00-7:00 p.m.
- Osteocytes Maintain Mechanosensing Following Long-Term Dosing with Sclerostin Antibody – Presentation number MON-0995, Poster Presentation, Monday Oct. 1, 12:00-2:00 p.m. EDT
About EVENITY™* (romosozumab)
Romosozumab is an investigational bone-forming monoclonal antibody and is not approved by any regulatory authority for the treatment of osteoporosis. It is designed to work by inhibiting the activity of sclerostin, which enables romosozumab to increase bone formation and reduce bone resorption simultaneously. Romosozumab has been studied for its to reduce the risk of fractures in an extensive global Phase 3 program. This program included two large fracture trials comparing romosozumab to either placebo or active comparator in more than 11,000 postmenopausal women with osteoporosis. Amgen and UCB are co-developing romosozumab.
About the Amgen and UCB Collaboration
Since 2004, Amgen and UCB have been working together under a collaboration and license agreement to research, develop and market antibody products targeting the protein sclerostin. As part of this agreement, the two companies continue to collaborate on the development of romosozumab for the treatment of osteoporosis. This gene-to-drug project demonstrates how Amgen and UCB are joining forces to translate a genetic discovery into a new medicine, turning conceptual science into a reality.
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