06 November 2017

Oxford BioMedica notes the CTL019 MAA submission to the EMA for children, young adults with r/r B-cell ALL and adult patients with r/r DLBCL


Oxford, UK – 6 November 2017: Oxford BioMedica plc (“Oxford BioMedica” or “the Group”) (LSE:OXB), a leading gene and cell therapy group, today notes an announcement by Novartis confirming submission of a Marketing Authorisation Application (MAA) to the European Medicines Agency (EMA) for CTL019 (tisagenlecleucel) for two indications. The application is for the treatment of children and young adults with relapsed or refractory (r/r) B-cell acute lymphoblastic leukaemia (ALL) and for adult patients with r/r diffuse large B-cell lymphoma (DLBCL) who are ineligible for autologous stem cell transplant (ASCT). CTL019 is a novel immunocellular therapy and a one-time treatment that uses a patient’s own T cells to fight cancer.


Oxford BioMedica is the sole manufacturer of the lentiviral vector that encodes CTL019. The Group signed an agreement with Novartis in July 2017 for the commercial and clinical supply of lentiviral vectors used to generate CTL019 and other undisclosed CAR-T products, for which Oxford BioMedica could potentially receive in excess of $100m from Novartis over the next three years. As announced in October 2014, Oxford BioMedica will also receive undisclosed royalties on potential future sales of Novartis CAR-T products.


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Oxford BioMedica plc:

John Dawson,  Chief Executive Officer

Stuart Paynter, Chief Financial Officer



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Consilium Strategic Communications

Mary-Jane Elliott/Matthew Neal/Philippa Gardner/Laura Thornton/Rosie Phillips


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About Oxford BioMedica

Oxford BioMedica (LSE:OXB) is a leading gene and cell therapy group focused on developing life changing treatments for serious diseases.  Oxford BioMedica and its subsidiaries (the "Group") have built a sector leading lentiviral vector delivery platform (LentiVector®), which the Group leverages to develop in vivo and ex vivo products both in-house and with partners. The Group has created a valuable proprietary portfolio of gene and cell therapy product candidates in the areas of oncology, ophthalmology and CNS disorders. The Group has also entered into a number of partnerships, including with Novartis, Sanofi, GSK, Orchard Therapeutics and Immune Design, through which it has long-term economic interests in other potential gene and cell therapy products.  Oxford BioMedica is based across several locations in Oxfordshire, UK and employs more than 280 people. Further information is available at www.oxfordbiomedica.co.uk.

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