Partner Therapeutics Announces $35 Million Contract with U.S. Department of Defense for Advanced Development and Emergency Use of Leukine® (rhuGM-CSF) for COVID-19 Acute Hypoxemic Respiratory Failure (AHRF)

 

Funding will support two randomized, multi-center clinical trials in COVID-19 patients, expansion of manufacturing capacity and potential Emergency Use Authorization (EUA) filing

LEXINGTON, MA – August 4, 2020 — Partner Therapeutics, Inc. (PTx), a commercial biotechnology company, today anounced a $35 million milestone-based Other Transaction Agreement (OTA) with the U.S. Department of Defense (DOD) to fund two clinical studies of inhaled Leukine® (sargramostim, rhu-Granulocyte Macrophage-Colony Stimulating Factor “GM-CSF”) in patients with COVID-19 associated acute hypoxemia.  Through the DOD’s Chemical Biological Defense ...

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Partner Therapeutics Announces Initiation of Clinical Trial Evaluating Leukine® in T Cell Replete HLA-mismatched Haploidentical Stem Cell Transplant

 

LEXINGTON, MA. June 11, 2020 – Partner Therapeutics, a commercial biotechnology company, announces the enrollment of the first patient dosed in a Phase II investigator-initiated study evaluating the efficacy and safety of Leukine® (sargramostim, rhu-GM-CSF) in T cell replete HLA-mismatched haploidentical stem cell transplant recipients who are receiving post-transplant cyclophosphamide (NCT04237623).

The study will enroll patients with high risk hematologic malignancies who are the recipients of a haploidentical cell transplant. The trial will evaluate the effectiveness of Leukine compared to a matched ...

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Partner Therapeutics Announces Initiation of Clinical Trial to Evaluate Leukine® in Respiratory Illness in Patients with COVID-19 at Singapore General Hospital

Trial expands global clinical research of Leukine in treatment of COVID-19 including multi-center trial underway in Belgium

Lexington, MA – May 28, 2020 — Partner Therapeutics, Inc. (PTx), a commercial biotech company, announces the initiation of an investigator-initiated randomized, double-blind, placebo-controlled clinical trial of Leukine(sargramostim, rhu-GM-CSF) in patients with acute respiratory failure associated with COVID-19, conducted at Singapore General Hospital (NCT04400929).  The study will evaluate the effect of Leukine on lung function and other important patient outcomes.

“There is large ...

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Partner Therapeutics Announces Initiation of Clinical Trial to Evaluate Leukine® in Patients with COVID-19 Associated Respiratory Illness

SARPAC trial initiated at the University Hospital Ghent in Belgium

Lexington, MA – March 24, 2020 /PRNewswire/ — Partner Therapeutics, Inc. (PTx) announced that Leukine® (sargramostim, rhu-GM-CSF) is being assessed in the SARPAC trial (sargramostim in patients with acute hypoxic respiratory failure due to COVID-19 – EudraCT #2020-001254-22) at University Hospital Ghent to treat patients with respiratory illness associated with COVID-19.  Major medical centers in Germany, Italy and Spain are considering joining the study.  The study will evaluate the effect ...

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Partner Therapeutics (PTx) Announces the Appointment of John McManus as Chief Business Officer

Former Aeolus CEO will lead business development and government relations

LEXINGTON, Mass., Nov. 7, 2019 /PRNewswire/ — Partner Therapeutics, Inc. (PTx), a commercial biotechnology company, announced today that it appointed John McManus to serve as the company’s Chief Business Officer. In his role as CBO, Mr. McManus will oversee business development activities and government relations for PTx and serve on the Company’s executive management team.

Mr. McManus has over 20 years of leadership experience in the biopharmaceutical industry that includes leading the ...

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Partner Therapeutics Receives Orphan Drug Designation for Leukine® (sargramostim)

 

LEXINGTON, Mass., Sept. 19, 2019 /PRNewswire/ — Partner Therapeutics, Inc. (PTx), a commercial biotechnology company, announced that the U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA) has granted orphan drug designation to Leukine® (sargramostim), a yeast-derived recombinant human granulocyte-macrophage colony stimulating factor (rhuGM-CSF), for the potential treatment of Stage IIb-IV melanoma.

Melanoma is the most aggressive form of skin cancer and rates of melanoma have been rising for the past 30 years. The American Cancer Society estimates 96,480 new melanoma cases will be ...

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Partner Therapeutics Receives FDA Orphan Drug Designation for Leukine® for the Treatment of Pulmonary Alveolar Proteinosis

 

LEXINGTON, MA – Nov 6th, 2018/ PR Newswire/ – Partner Therapeutics, Inc. (PTx), a commercial biotechnology company, announced that the U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA) has granted orphan drug designation to Leukine® (sargramostim), a yeast-derived recombinant human granulocyte-macrophage colony stimulating factor (rhu-GM-CSF), for the treatment of pulmonary alveolar proteinosis (PAP). Leukine works by stimulating the production of white blood cells including neutrophils, monocytes/macrophages and myeloid-derived dendritic cell and promoting their ability to function.

PAP is a rare syndrome characterized by ...

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Partner Therapeutics (PTx) Announces US FDA Approval of Leukine® (sargramostim) for the Treatment of Acute Radiation Syndrome

 

LEXINGTON, Mass., June 6, 2018 /PRNewswire/

Commercial-stage cancer biotech company, Partner Therapeutics, Inc. (PTx), announced the recent FDA approval of Leukine for the treatment of adult and pediatric patients acutely exposed to myelosuppressive doses of radiation (Hematopoietic Syndrome of Acute Radiation Syndrome, or H-ARS). Leukine is the first drug for H-ARS to demonstrate an improvement in survival when initiated 48 hours after radiation exposure.

Acute Radiation Syndrome (ARS) (sometimes known as radiation toxicity or radiation sickness) is an acute illness caused by ...

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Tanner Pharma Group Signs a Distribution Agreement for Partner Therapeutics’ Product, Leukine®

 

CHARLOTTE, N.C., May 24, 2018 08:00 AM 

(BUSINESS WIRE)– Tanner Pharma Group, a global provider of integrated specialty access solutions, has announced the signing of a distribution agreement with Partner Therapeutics, Inc. (PTx), an integrated biopharmaceutical company. The agreement names Tanner Pharma Group as a distributor of Leukine® (sargramostim) in areas outside of the United States and Canada where the product is not yet registered. Leukine® (sargramostim) is used to help increase ...

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Partner Therapeutics (PTx) Announces the Appointment of Ellen Hukkelhoven Ph.D. and Terry Gould to its Board of Directors

Add their extensive experience and networks to PTx team

BOSTON, March 7, 2018-PRNewswire

Boston-based cancer company Partner Therapeutics, Inc. (PTx) announced today the appointment of Ellen Hukkelhoven and Terry Gould to the company’s Board of Directors. Dr. Hukkelhoven and Mr. Gould join the company’s founders Bob Mulroy and Debasish Roychowdhury as directors.

Dr. Ellen Hukkelhoven is a Senior Analyst at Perceptive Advisors, a leading healthcare investment firm. Perceptive invests in highly innovative therapies aimed at the treatment of true unmet medical needs. The ...

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