Granted Fast Track and Breakthrough Therapy Designation by the FDA
Completed NDA to FDA and MAA to EMA – PEDMARK (US) is proposed to be indicated for the prevention of ototoxicity induced by cisplatin chemotherapy in patients 1 month to <18 years of age with localized, non-metastatic solid tumors
Priority review granted upon acceptance by FDA
FDA issued CRL August 2020 – Pre-approval inspection identified deficiencies with the facility of the drug product manufacturer. No clinical or safety issues identified. Resubmission pending
Potential for 7.5 YEARS US market exclusivity with Pediatric Orphan Drug Designation
Patent protection in the US until 2039 for the for the unique anhydrous form of the active ingredient in Fennec’s PEDMARK product, as well as related methods of synthesis
EU regulatory milestones achieved
EMA validation received for MAA
Positive opinion on PIP received by PDCO at EMA
Potential for 10 YEARS EU market exclusivity with Pediatric-use Marketing Authorization (PUMA), if granted
PEDMARK has the potential to be the first and only therapy indicated in this area of significant high unmet medical need
Collaboration with Oregon Health and Science University (OHSU)
Fennec Pharma licensed 1 US and 9 foreign patents from OHSU for STS. The STS methods of use patents expire in Europe and Japan in 2021 and are currently pending in the US
Patent Protection was recently granted in the US until 2039 for method of use for children <5 years of age
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PEDMARK™ is a registered trademark of Fennec Pharmaceuticals Inc.