Tuesday, October 4, 2022

561.316.3330

Biotechnology News Magazine

Kintor Pharmaceutical Receives Emergency Use Authorization for Proxalutamide for the Treatment of COVID-19 in Paraguay

Latest Posts

City of Hope to Accelerate Immunotherapy Research & Treatment Innovation with $15 Mil Gift from Ted Schwartz Family

Ted Schwartz, who is now cancer free, achieved complete remission at City of Hope in 2020 with the center's leading CAR T cell therapy after a 16-year battle with lymphoma, provided the gift to City of Hope to advance treatment options that offer better outcomes and quality of life for people living with cancer.

Neurocrine Biosciences Appoints Dr Ingrid Delaet as Chief Regulatory Officer

Prior to joining Neurocrine Biosciences, Dr Ingrid Delaet served as Senior Vice President, Regulatory Affairs at Intercept Pharmaceuticals, which she joined in 2016.

Astrea Bioseparations Introduces Nereus LentiHERO, a Fit-for-purpose Solution for Lentiviral Vector Purification

“We believe that AstreAdept will be a game-changer,” explained Astrea Bioseparations’ CEO Terry Pizzie. “Our approach was to rapidly develop and incorporate this material into the Nereus LentiHERO, a simple, fit-for-purpose device that radically transforms how lentivirus can be purified [in terms of speed, recovery, and efficiency].

At Pack Expo, Schreiner MediPharm to Debut Functional Labels Designed from More Sustainable Materials

Schreiner MediPharm advises he new label concepts are based on existing items in Schreiner MediPharm’s roster of functional labeling solutions.

Kintor Pharmaceutical Limited (HKEX:9939), a clinical-stage biotechnology company developing innovative small molecule and biological therapeutics, today announced that Paraguay’s Ministry of Public Health and Social Welfare (MSPBS) has granted an emergency use authorization (EUA) for proxalutamide to treat hospitalized patients with COVID-19 infections at the MSPBS hospitals.

The first hospital to use proxalutamide under the EUA, Hospital Barrio Obrero, part of Paraguay’s MSPBS network, has reported promising initial results. Of the first 25 COVID-19 inpatients treated with Proxaluatmide, only 1 patient (4%) died. Such mortality rate was lower than the usual mortality rate of COVID-19 inpatients in Paraguay. In addition, proxalutamide has demonstrated potential benefits in 7 of the patients who initially required high flow oxygen.

Dr. Youzhi Tong, the founder, Chairman, and CEO of Kintor Pharmaceutical, commented, “We are delighted to see that proxalutamide is saving lives in Paraguay following the EUA from the MSPBS. We are actively exploring additional EUAs of proxalutamide in other countries and regions to help COVID-19 patients around the world.”

About Proxalutamide (GT-0918)

Proxalutamide is a nonsteroidal antiandrogen — specifically, a selective high-affinity silent antagonist of the androgen receptor — under development for the potential treatment of COVID-19, prostate cancer, and breast cancer. Kintor Pharmaceutical received approval from the U.S. Food and Drug Administration(FDA) and the Brazilian Health Regulatory Agency (ANVISA) to conduct phase III clinical trials with proxalutamide in patients with COVID-19. The company is now conducting two registered phase III multi-regional clinical trials (MRCT) of proxalutamide for the treatment of COVID-19 outpatients, and one phase III MRCT for COVID-19 inpatients in countries and regions including the United States, South America (including Brazil), the European Union, and Asia.

Latest Posts

Learn More

spot_img

Subscribe

spot_img

Our Sister Publication

Medical Device News Magazine