12 December 2017
Allergy Therapeutics - Ergomed expands its co-development pipeline with a multi-product partnership with Allergy Therapeutics for oral allergy immunotherapies
12 December 2017 Allergy Therapeutics plc (AIM:AGY), the fully integrated specialty pharmaceutical group specialising in allergy vaccines, today announces it has entered into a co-development collaboration agreement with Ergomed plc (“Ergomed”) (AIM:ERGO) for the clinical development of three OralVac immunotherapy products. Allergy Therapeutics’ core focus remains the convenient short course subcutaneous immunotherapy (SCIT) products, with the OralVac sublingual products providing an alternative option for patients who prefer oral products.
To capitalise on the changing regulatory requirements in Germany, the OralVac products, which are currently sold in Europe on a named patient basis, are being registered under the new TAV (Therapieallergene-Verordnung) regulation programme managed by the Paul Ehrlich Institute in Germany. The pharmaceutical development and pre-clinical evaluation for these products has already been completed by Allergy Therapeutics.
This planned OralVac clinical development expands Allergy Therapeutics’ current broad SCIT clinical programme. To manage this expansion, Simon Piggott, Head of Clinical Sciences and Denise Lee, Head of Clinical Operations will lead early and late phase EU clinical development respectively, with Pieter-Jan de Kam, Clinical Director, to lead the US clinical development programme, which is focused on SCIT products and is a key part of the Group’s three-pillar growth strategy.
Under the terms of the agreement, Ergomed will progress the clinical development of OralVac products for the treatment of grass pollen, tree pollen, and house dust mite allergies. The collaboration includes a future revenue share and reduced service fee.
“We are pleased to announce this co-development programme with Ergomed, which is aimed at strengthening our product portfolio across Europe in a risk-sharing fashion. Ergomed has over 20 years of experience in clinical development and significant expertise in the allergy field, and are thus ideally placed to support us in the progression of our OralVac products.”
Manuel LlobetCEO at Allergy Therapeutics
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Manuel Llobet, Chief Executive Officer
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About Allergy Therapeutics
Allergy Therapeutics is an international specialty pharmaceutical group focussed on the treatment and diagnosis of allergic disorders, including immunotherapy vaccines, that have the potential to cure disease. The Group sells proprietary and third party products from its subsidiaries in nine major European countries and via distribution agreements in an additional ten countries. Its broad pipeline of products in clinical development include vaccines for grass, tree and house dust mite, and peanut allergy vaccine in pre-clinical development. Adjuvant systems to boost performance of vaccines outside allergy are also in development.
Formed in 1999 out of Smith Kline Beecham, Allergy Therapeutics is headquartered in Worthing, UK with more than 11,000m2 of state-of-the-art MHRA-approved manufacturing facilities and laboratories. The Group, which has achieved double digit compound annual growth since formation, employs c.500 employees and is listed on the London Stock Exchange (AIM:AGY). For more information, please see www.allergytherapeutics.com.
Ergomed provides specialist services to the pharmaceutical industry and develops drugs both wholly-owned and through partnerships. Ergomed’s fast-growing, profitable service offering spans all phases of clinical development and post-approval pharmacovigilance and medical information. Drawing on more than 20 years of expertise in drug development, Ergomed is also building a growing portfolio of drug development partnerships and programmes, including wholly-owned proprietary products for the treatment of surgical bleeding. For further information, visit: http://ergomedplc.com.