XPhyto Provides Update on Drug Formulation and Development Business
- Rotigotine transdermal human pilot study successfully completed; program advancing to pivotal study
- Land purchased for construction of commercial drug manufacturing facility in Germany
Vancouver, Canada, and Biberach, Germany (May 13, 2021) – XPhyto Therapeutics Corp. (CSE:XPHY / OTC:XPHYF / FSE:4XT) (“XPhyto” or the “Company”) is pleased to announce that its 2021 drug formulation programs are advancing on schedule and continue to expand in scope. XPhyto is a bioscience accelerator at the leading-edge of the life science industry. The Company’s drug formulation and development business is conducted primarily by its wholly owned German subsidiary, Vektor Pharma TF GmbH (“Vektor”).
Vektor is focused on the development of generic and hybrid-generic drug formulations for neurological conditions through its transdermal and oral dissolvable drug delivery platforms. Products in the development pipeline are targeting large and growing markets with the potential for meaningful patient outcomes.
As announced, January 28, 2021, the Company’s drug development trial schedule for Q1 2021 was focused on a human bioavailability pilot study of its Rotigotine transdermal patch for Parkinson’s disease. The Company is pleased to announce the Rotigotine study was completed successfully in March 2021. Based on the encouraging study results the Rotigotine development program will be advanced to a pivotal human trial. Further details will be released in due course.
Further to XPhyto’s press release on January 28, 2021, and in anticipation of Vektor’s drug product commercialization schedule, the Company has signed a purchase and sale agreement for a property in the district of Biberach, Germany, for the construction of a new commercial drug manufacturing facility. The estimated maximum capacity of laboratory and manufacturing space permitted on the property is 3,000 m2 (32,000 ft2). The Company is reviewing scalable construction options to synchronize its manufacturing capacity with demand from in-house and contract manufacturing opportunities. Further details will be released in due course.
“Vektor continues to build shareholder value by advancing its product development pipeline. Its lead program is now progressing to a pivotal human study in Europe, which is the final major milestone on the path to commercial regulatory approval,” said Hugh Rogers, XPhyto CEO & Director. “The addition of in-house, scalable commercial drug manufacturing capability is expected to add further value and optionality to XPhyto’s drug formulation and manufacturing businesses.”
Vektor is a German drug manufacturer, developer, and researcher located in the district of Biberach, Baden-Württemberg, Germany. For over a decade, the company and its team have been leaders in the design, testing and manufacture of thin film drug formulations, particularly transdermal patches and sub-lingual (oral) strips for the delivery of active pharmaceutical ingredients for the treatment of pain and neurological conditions.