AlloVir Announces FDA Clearance of Investigational New Drug Application for ALVR106, an Allogeneic, Off-the-Shelf, Multi-Virus Specific T Cell Therapy Targeting Four Devastating Respiratory Viruses
Proof-of-concept phase 1/2 trial to initiate in 2021 to treat severe respiratory viral infections in patients following hematopoietic stem cell transplantation
ALVR106 designed to target devastating diseases caused by four respiratory viruses: respiratory syncytial virus, influenza, parainfluenza virus, and human metapneumovirus
“Respiratory viruses are a leading cause of morbidity and mortality in HSCT patients, and based on evidence from our preclinical studies, we believe ALVR106 could transform the treatment and prevention of respiratory infections and substantially reduce the associated morbidity and mortality of these infections in the future,” said Ercem Atillasoy, M.D., Chief Regulatory and Safety Officer of
Respiratory tract infections due to RSV, influenza, PIV, and hMPV are a major public health concern and are detected in up to 40 percent of allogeneic HSCT patients. These viral infections can progress from upper respiratory tract infections to more serious lower respiratory tract infections, which are associated with mortality rates of 20-45 percent in HSCT patients.
As previously disclosed, this proof-of-concept clinical trial will initiate in 2021 as the company is assessing the impact of the COVID-19 pandemic on the incidence, diagnosis, and treatment of the respiratory viral infections which ALVR106 targets.
ALVR106 is an allogeneic, off-the-shelf, multi-virus specific VST investigational therapy designed to target infections and diseases caused by the respiratory syncytial virus (RSV), influenza, parainfluenza virus (PIV), and human metapneumovirus (hMPV). In vitro data demonstrate that ALVR106 has antiviral activity against each of the targeted viruses with minimal or no activity against non-virus-infected cells. This preclinical data supports the potential for antiviral benefit and safety of ALVR106 when administered to patients.
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