New Cerebral Adrenoleukodystrophy (CALD) Data at EBMT 2020
Lenti-D hematopoietic stem cell gene therapy stabilizes neurologic function in boys with cerebral adrenoleukodystrophy (ALD-102 and ALD-104)
Presenting Author: Dr. Jörn-Sven Kühl,
Poster Session & Number: Gene Therapy; ePoster O077
Additional bluebird bio data at EBMT 2020 includes encore presentations from the company’s CALD, sickle cell disease (SCD), transfusion-dependent β-thalassemia (TDT) and multiple myeloma programs.
Cerebral Adrenoleukodystrophy (CALD) Encore Data at EBMT 2020
Outcomes of allogeneic hematopoietic stem cell transplant in patients with cerebral adrenoleukodystrophy vary by donor cell source, conditioning regimen, and stage of cerebral disease status (ALD-103)
Presenting Author: Dr.
Poster Session & Number: Haemoglobinopathy and inborn errors; ePoster O106
Multiple Myeloma Correlative Encore Data at EBMT 2020
Markers of initial and long-term responses to idecabtagene vicleucel (ide-cel; bb2121) in the CRB-401 study in relapsed/refractory multiple myeloma
Presenting Author: Dr.
Poster Session & Number: CAR-based Cellular Therapy – clinical; ePoster A089
Sickle Cell Disease (SCD) Encore Data at EBMT 2020
LentiGlobin for sickle cell disease (SCD) gene therapy (GT): updated results in Group C patients from the Phase 1/2 HGB-206 study
Presenting Author: Dr.
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Transfusion-Dependent β-Thalassemia (TDT) Encore Data at EBMT 2020
Clinical outcomes following autologous hematopoietic stem cell transplantation with LentiGlobin gene therapy in the Phase 3 Northstar-2 and Northstar-3 studies for transfusion-dependent β-thalassemia
Presenting Author: Professor
Poster Session & Number: Gene Therapy; ePoster O074
LentiGlobin gene therapy treatment of two patients with transfusion-dependent β-thalassemia (case report)
Presenting Author: Dr.
Poster Session & Number: Haemoglobinopathy and inborn errors; ePoster A328
Cross Indication Encore Data at EBMT 2020
Safety of autologous hematopoietic stem cell transplantation with gene addition therapy for transfusion-dependent β-thalassemia, sickle cell disease, and cerebral adrenoleukodystrophy
Presenting Author: Dr. Evangelia Yannaki, Director, Gene and
Poster Session & Number: Gene Therapy; ePoster O078
Abstracts outlining bluebird bio’s accepted data at EBMT 2020 are available on the Annual Meeting website. On
About elivaldogene autotemcel (eli-cel, Lenti-D™ gene therapy)
bluebird bio is currently enrolling patients for a Phase 3 study (ALD-104) designed to assess the efficacy and safety of eli-cel after myeloablative conditioning using busulfan and fludarabine in patients with CALD. Contact firstname.lastname@example.org for more information and a list of study sites.
Additionally, bluebird bio is conducting a long-term safety and efficacy follow-up study (LTF-304) for patients who have been treated with eli-cel for CALD and completed two years of follow-up in bluebird bio-sponsored studies.
The Phase 2/3 Starbeam study (ALD-102) has completed enrollment. For more information about the ALD-102 study visit: www.bluebirdbio.com/our-science/clinical-trials or clinicaltrials.gov and use identifier NCT01896102.
Adrenoleukodystrophy (ALD) is a rare, X-linked metabolic disorder that is estimated to affect one in 21,000 male newborns worldwide. Approximately 40 percent of boys with ALD will develop CALD, the most severe form of ALD. CALD is a progressive neurogenerative disease that involves breakdown of myelin, the protective sheath of the nerve cells in the brain that are responsible for thinking and muscle control. Symptoms of CALD usually occur in early childhood and progress rapidly, if untreated, leading to severe loss of neurologic function, and eventual death, in most patients.
Eli-cel is not approved for any indication in any geography.
About idecabtagene vicleucel (ide-cel; bb2121)
Ide-cel is a B-cell maturation antigen (BCMA)-directed genetically modified autologous chimeric antigen receptor (CAR) T cell immunotherapy. The ide-cel CAR is comprised of a murine extracellular single-chain variable fragment (scFv) specific for recognizing BCMA, attached to a human CD8 α hinge and transmembrane domain fused to the T cell cytoplasmic signaling domains of CD137 4-1BB and CD3-ζ chain, in tandem. Ide-cel recognizes and binds to BCMA on the surface of multiple myeloma cells leading to CAR T cell proliferation, cytokine secretion, and subsequent cytolytic killing of BCMA-expressing cells.
In addition to the pivotal KarMMa trial evaluating ide-cel in patients with relapsed and refractory multiple myeloma, bluebird bio and Bristol Myers Squibb’s broad clinical development program for ide-cel includes clinical studies (KarMMa-2, KarMMa-3, KarMMa-4) in earlier lines of treatment for patients with multiple myeloma, including newly diagnosed multiple myeloma. For more information visit clinicaltrials.gov.
Ide-cel was granted Breakthrough Therapy Designation (BTD) by the
Ide-cel is being developed as part of a Co-Development, Co-Promotion and Profit Share Agreement between BMS and bluebird bio.
Ide-cel is not approved for any indication in any geography.
About LentiGlobin for Sickle Cell Disease
LentiGlobin for sickle cell disease (SCD) is an investigational gene therapy being studied as a potential treatment for SCD. bluebird bio’s clinical development program for LentiGlobin for SCD includes the ongoing Phase 1/2 HGB-206 study and the ongoing Phase 3 HGB-210 study.
bluebird bio is conducting a long-term safety and efficacy follow-up study (LTF-303) for people who have participated in bluebird bio-sponsored clinical studies of betibeglogene autotemcel and LentiGlobin for SCD. For more information visit: https://www.bluebirdbio.com/our-science/clinical-trials or clinicaltrials.gov and use identifier NCT02633943 for LTF-303.
SCD is a serious, progressive and debilitating genetic disease caused by a mutation in the β-globin gene that leads to the production of abnormal sickle hemoglobin (HbS). HbS causes red blood cells (RBCs) to become sickled and fragile, resulting in chronic hemolytic anemia, vasculopathy and painful vaso-occlusive crises (VOCs). For adults and children living with SCD, this means painful crises and other life-altering or life-threatening acute complications—such as acute chest syndrome (ACS), stroke and infections. If patients survive the acute complications, vasculopathy and end-organ damage, resulting complications can lead to pulmonary hypertension, renal failure and early death; in the
LentiGlobin for SCD received Orphan Medicinal Product designation from the
bluebird bio reached general agreement with the
bluebird bio anticipates additional guidance from the FDA regarding the commercial manufacturing process, including suspension lentiviral vector. bluebird bio announced in a
LentiGlobin for SCD is investigational and has not been approved in any geography.
About betibeglogene autotemcel (beti-cel; formerly LentiGlobin™ gene therapy for β-thalassemia)
In the HGB-207 clinical study supporting the conditional marketing approval of ZYNTEGLO, the primary endpoint was transfusion independence (TI) by Month 24, defined as a weighted average Hb ≥9 g/Dl without any RBC transfusions for a continuous period of ≥12 months at any time during the study after infusion of ZYNTEGLO. Ten patients were evaluable for assessment of TI. Of these, 9/10 (90.0%, 95% CI 55.5-99.7%) achieved TI at last follow-up. Among these nine patients, the median (min, max) weighted average Hb during TI was 12.22 (11.4, 12.8) g/dLl.
TDT is a severe genetic disease caused by mutations in the β-globin gene that result in reduced or significantly reduced hemoglobin (Hb). In order to survive, people with TDT maintain Hb levels through lifelong chronic blood transfusions. These transfusions carry the risk of progressive multi-organ damage due to unavoidable iron overload.
Beti-cel adds functional copies of a modified form of the β-globin gene (βA-T87Q-globin gene) into a patient’s own hematopoietic (blood) stem cells (HSCs). Once a patient has the βA-T87Q-globin gene, they have the potential to produce HbAT87Q, which is gene therapy-derived hemoglobin, at levels that may eliminate or significantly reduce the need for transfusions.
Non-serious adverse events (AEs) observed during the clinical studies that were attributed to betibeglogene autotemcel included abdominal pain, thrombocytopenia, leukopenia, neutropenia, hot flush, dyspnoea, pain in extremity, and non-cardiac chest pain. Two serious adverse events (SAE) of thrombocytopenia were considered possibly related to beti-cel.
Additional AEs observed in clinical studies were consistent with the known side effects of HSC collection and bone marrow ablation with busulfan, including SAEs of veno-occlusive disease.
The CMA for beti-cel is valid in the 27 member states of the EU as well as
Beti-cel continues to be evaluated in the ongoing Phase 3 Northstar-2 and Northstar-3 studies. For more information about the ongoing clinical studies, visit www.northstarclinicalstudies.com or clinicaltrials.gov and use identifier NCT02906202 for Northstar-2 (HGB-207), NCT03207009 for Northstar-3 (HGB-212).
About bluebird bio, Inc.
bluebird bio is pioneering gene therapy with purpose. From our
bluebird bio is a human company powered by human stories. We’re putting our care and expertise to work across a spectrum of disorders including cerebral adrenoleukodystrophy, sickle cell disease, β-thalassemia and multiple myeloma, using three gene therapy technologies: gene addition, cell therapy and (megaTAL-enabled) gene editing.
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