NEW YORK, April 11, 2023 (Newswire.com) - Oncolyze, which already holds an Orphan Drug Designation for its lead drug candidate OM-301 in treating acute myeloid leukemia (AML), is pleased to announce that the FDA has just granted OM-301 its second Orphan Drug Designation, for multiple myeloma.
There are approximately 35,000 cases of multiple myeloma yearly in the U.S. The five-year survival rate for multiple myeloma is about 50%. Resistance to therapy is the primary challenge associated with relapse and recurrence of multiple myeloma, especially in elderly patients. The mainstays of treatment have been agents that affect the immune system, such as Revlimid® (BMS) used in combination with the generic corticosteroid dexamethasone. The prescribing of proteasome inhibitors such as Kyprolis® (Amgen / Ono) and Ninlaro® (Takeda), along with the emergence of novel drugs such as Darzalex® (Genmab / Janssen), is having an impact on treatment choices in the third-line setting.
Research has shown that OM-301 is effective against multiple myeloma. In vitro, OM-301 was effective against eight multiple myeloma cell lines including p53 mutated and null cell lines, and it prolonged survival in an in vivo proof of concept study.
Oncolyze has recently launched a Regulation A+ ("Reg A+") funding campaign to finance the company through the FDA pathway and to clinical trials; the company is spreading awareness of OM-301 among cancer patients, healthcare professionals, and the investment community. Regulation A+ is a type of offering that allows anyone to invest in Oncolyze and receive shares in the company. The investment opportunity is being hosted by StartEngine and investments may be made in Oncolyze directly by visiting the StartEngine website. Potential investors can also learn more about the investment opportunity at the Oncolyze website.
ABOUT ONCOLYZE, INC.
Oncolyze is developing a disruptive technology for the treatment of cancer. Our lead drug candidate, OM-301, has a simple mechanism of action to selectively kill cancer cells and cancer stem cells while sparing normal cells. This can provide a highly effective treatment with potentially little to no side effects. Our initial therapeutic target is AML. Most AML patients relapse within 1 year of treatment, as standard therapy is not very effective in destroying cancer stem cells. As a result, AML has only a 25% 5-year survival rate. In contrast, OM-301 has been shown to kill leukemic cancer stem cells, which has the potential to disrupt current medical treatment. Following our proof of concept in AML, we expect to pursue development for patients with other hematologic and solid cancers; multiple myeloma is a likely target for a following clinical trial.
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