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Zosano Pharma Completes Manufacture of M207 Registration Batches
FREMONT, Calif., Sept. 19, 2018 (GLOBE NEWSWIRE) -- Zosano Pharma Corporation (NASDAQ:ZSAN) (“Zosano” or the “Company”), a clinical-stage biopharmaceutical company focused on providing rapid systemic administration of therapeutics to patients using its proprietary Adhesive Dermally-Applied Microneedle (“ADAM™”) technology, today announced the release of three registration batches of M207, the Company’s lead development candidate.
The registration batches will be used to support Zosano’s New Drug Application (NDA) filing with the U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA). Twelve months of room temperature stability for a product candidate are typically required in order for the FDA to assess manufacturability and stability of a drug product. Zosano’s batches have been placed on stability per regulatory requirements and will complete the 12-month timepoint in September of 2019.
“This is a significant milestone for Zosano in the development of our lead product candidate, M207,” said Hayley Lewis, senior vice president, operations at Zosano Pharma. “Our process development and manufacturing teams have successfully established a robust process to scale up for commercial manufacturing of M207. We can now confidently say we have completed an important requirement in anticipation of our filing in Q4 2019, which is a monumental and very encouraging accomplishment.”
M207 is our proprietary formulation of zolmitriptan delivered utilizing Zosano's proprietary ADAM technology. Zosano's ADAM technology consists of titanium microprojections (microneedles) coated with drug, and in the case of M207, our formulation of zolmitriptan. The drug-coated microneedles penetrate into the epidermis and dermis, where the drug is dissolved and enters into the bloodstream. In February 2017, the Company announced statistically significant results from the ZOTRIP pivotal study, which demonstrated that the 3.8mg dose of M207 met both co-primary endpoints, achieving pain freedom and most bothersome symptom freedom at 2 hours. In November 2017, the Company announced the initiation of its long-term safety study evaluating M207 and expects to file an NDA for M207 in the fourth quarter of 2019.
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