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Citius Pharmaceuticals, Inc. (NASDAQ: CTXR) is Specializing in Stem Cell Therapy & Critical Cancer Care Immunotherapy

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Citius Pharmaceuticals, Inc. (NASDAQ: CTXR) is Specializing in Stem Cell Therapy & Critical Cancer Care Immunotherapy

May 11
22:24 2022
Citius Pharmaceuticals, Inc. (NASDAQ: CTXR) is Specializing in Stem Cell Therapy & Critical Cancer Care Immunotherapy
CTXR has no debt on its balance sheet, which is rare for a loss-making pharma, which typically has high debt relative to its equity
  • Two Late-Stage Product Candidates Progressing to Phase 3 Clinical Trials.

  • Mino-Lok(R) Granted Fast Track Designation by the U.S. FDA. 

  • I/ONTAK Received Orphan Drug Designation by the U.S. FDA. 

  • Developing a Novel Proprietary Mesenchymal Stem Cell Treatment for Acute Respiratory Conditions with Near-Term Focus on Acute Respiratory Distress Syndrome Associated with COVID-19.

  • First Patient Enrolled in Phase 2b Study of Halo-Lido for Prescription Treatment of Hemorrhoids. 

  • Bio-Pharma Industry Veteran Management Realignment to Support Commercialization of Late-Stage Product Candidates. 

  • CTXR to Accelerate Phase 3 Mino-Lok Trial by Expanding Trial Sites Internationally

Recent News:

Citius Pharmaceuticals, Inc. (NASDAQ: CTXR) Recent Highlights and Upcoming Milestones

  • Citius anticipates filing a biologics license application (BLA) for I/ONTAK® with the U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA) in the second half of 2022;

  • Topline data from the Phase 3 study of cancer immunotherapy I/ONTAK are consistent with the previously-approved formulation of denileukin diftitox (ONTAK), and there are no new safety signals;

  • Halo-Lido Phase 2b trial initiated in April 2022 with last patient enrollment anticipated by the end of 2022;

  • Phase 3 Mino-Lok® trial proceeding without modification as recommended by the independent data monitoring committee (DMC) following all three DMC reviews;

  • Mino-Lok Phase 3 trial completion anticipated by end of 2022; and,

  • Pre-clinical development ongoing for Citius’ Mino-Wrap and induced mesenchymal stem cell programs.

“2022 is a year of important catalysts for Citius as we continue to make progress on multiple fronts. We recently released topline results for I/ONTAK which were consistent with the prior FDA-approved and marketed formulation of denileukin diftitox (ONTAK). In preparation for a planned BLA submission in the second half of 2022, we are marshalling the necessary manufacturing and commercial resources to support the application, and ultimately a successful launch,” stated Leonard Mazur, Chairman and CEO of Citius.

“Our Mino-Lok program continues to advance in accordance with the recommendations of the independent data monitoring committee, which advised us to continue with the trial as planned, following each of its three data reviews. We remain encouraged by the positive signal conveyed by the DMC guidance to proceed. Coupled with the recent ramp up in patient recruitment following an easing of COVID-related hospital restrictions, we believe our efforts to increase engagement with existing trial sites and to onboard additional sites will continue to drive trial enrollment and enable us to achieve the necessary trial events to support statistically significant results,” added Mazur.

“In April, we initiated our Phase 2b Halo-Lido trial for the treatment of hemorrhoids. By the end of 2022, we expect to complete trial enrollment. A data readout will follow upon validation and analysis of the information provided in the electronic patient reported outcome tool (ePRO) designed with guidance from the FDA. The results will be used to design the Phase 3 trial. As this product would ultimately be marketed directly to consumers, rather than to targeted physician and hospital groups like our other pipeline candidates, we will evaluate alternatives to optimize the value of this asset as we advance the program. Citius considers all strategic alternatives to maximize the value of our portfolio, individually and collectively, on an ongoing basis. We believe we remain well capitalized to advance our programs through multiple catalysts this year, and we plan to continue building long-term value in the business by focusing on execution,” concluded Mr. Mazur.

2022 Achieved and Anticipated Catalysts

  • Report Topline results of I/ONTAK Phase 3 trial (April 2022)

  • Initiate Halo-Lido Phase 2b trial (April 2022)

  • Submit I/ONTAK BLA application (2H 2022)

  • Complete enrollment in Mino-Lok Phase 3 trial (end of 2022)

  • Complete enrollment in Halo-Lido Phase 2b trial (end of 2022)

Citius Pharmaceuticals, Inc. (NASDAQ: CTXR) is a late-stage biopharmaceutical company dedicated to the development and commercialization of first-in-class critical care products, with a focus on oncology, anti-infectives in adjunct cancer care, unique prescription products, and stem cell therapies. CTXR has two late-stage product candidates, Mino-Lok(R), an antibiotic lock solution for the treatment of patients with catheter-related bloodstream infections (CRBSIs), which is currently enrolling patients in a Phase 3 Pivotal superiority trial, and I/ONTAK (E7777), a novel IL-2R immunotherapy for an initial indication in cutaneous T-cell lymphoma (CTCL), which has completed enrollment in its Pivotal Phase 3 trial. Mino-Lok(R) was granted Fast Track designation by the U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA). I/ONTAK has received orphan drug designation by the FDA for the treatment of CTCL and peripheral T-cell lymphoma (PTCL). 

Through its subsidiary, NoveCite, Inc., CTXR is developing a novel proprietary mesenchymal stem cell treatment derived from induced pluripotent stem cells (iPSCs) for acute respiratory conditions, with a near-term focus on acute respiratory distress syndrome (ARDS) associated with COVID-19. 

  • CTXR Enrolls First Patient in Phase 2b Study of Halo-Lido for the Prescription Treatment of Hemorrhoids

  • Key Management Realignment to Support Commercialization of Two Late-Stage Product Candidates

Leonard Mazur named Chairman of the Board of Directors and CEO of CTXR. 

Co-founder, Myron Holubiak to transition from President & CEO to Executive Vice Chairman of the Board of Directors to build commercial capabilities. 

Jaime Bartushak, Chief Financial Officer, to assume additional responsibilities as Chief Business Officer.

For more information on Citius Pharmaceuticals, Inc. (NASDAQ: CTXR) visit http://www.citiuspharma.com 

DISCLAIMER: 

The products mentioned are THC-free and/or compliant with the 2018 Farm Bill.

This article is purely for informational purposes and is not a recommendation in any way for buying or selling stocks

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