PRNewswire | July 11, 2023
Signant Health, the leader in evidence generation for modern clinical trials, announced expanded flexibility and capabilities for its leading Signant SmartSignals Supplies software, empowering small and mid-size customers to experience the advantages of technology-driven clinical supply management.
Relaunched as Signant SmartSignals Supplies GxP Inventory, the solution provides sponsors and contract research organizations (CROs) with efficient, comprehensive management and oversight of the end-to-end supply chain. Unlike spreadsheet-based supply chain management, the GxP Inventory solution offers centralized, full visibility of clinical trial material creation, release, and distribution activities within a single system. Available as either an Essential or Enterprise option, clinical research sponsors can select the optimal solution for their needs, which is often dictated by size or trial volume.
The Essential option enables sponsors to deploy quickly using our pre-configured system for inventory manufacturing, management, and QA/QP release. The Enterprise option provides more advanced features for larger customers with internal supply chain capabilities to meet more individualized requirements, sponsor-specific terminology/labels, and additional workflow/process options. Both options are SaaS-based for cost-effective implementation, reduction of internal technology investments, and ease of ongoing maintenance.
"Signant is extremely proud of its heritage as a leading provider of GxP inventory management solutions to many top-20 sponsor organizations. Our Essential option now extends the same benefits to smaller sponsors and CROs who wish to have the same level of inventory control, regulatory compliance, and visibility in a more compact, per-protocol commercial offering," said Sanjiv Waghmare, Signant's chief product officer.
Technology-based solutions make clinical trials safer for patients through better visibility and control of supplies, particularly with respect to investigational products. From sourcing drug substance ingredients to randomized patient kits, these solutions ensure that all supply chain data is in one place, and not distributed across spreadsheets, emails, and external inventory management systems. With the launch of the Essential option, we are making the technology-based solution for clinical supply management accessible to sponsors of all sizes.
About Signant Health
Signant Health is the evidence generation company. We are focused on leveraging software, deep therapeutic and scientific knowledge, and operational expertise to consistently capture, aggregate, and reveal quality evidence for clinical studies across traditional, virtual, and hybrid trial models. For more than 20 years, over 600 sponsors and CROs of all sizes – including all Top 20 pharma – have trusted Signant solutions for remote and site-based eCOA, eConsent, RTSM, supply chain management, and data quality analytics.
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Businesswire | August 07, 2023
Mind Medicine Inc a clinical stage biopharmaceutical company developing novel product candidates to treat brain health disorders, announced today that it has entered into a license agreement with Catalent, a leader in enabling the development and supply of better treatments for patients worldwide, to access Catalent’s proprietary Zydis® orally disintegrating tablet (ODT) technology.
Under the terms of the licensing agreement, Catalent has granted MindMed access to its Zydis technology for the development of MindMed’s lead product candidate MM-120 (lysergide D-tartrate), which is a proprietary, pharmaceutically optimized form of lysergide. The agreement also provides MindMed with exclusive rights for the use of the Zydis technology to develop all salt and polymorphic forms of lysergide in the United States, United Kingdom, and European Union among other key territories. Zydis ODT is a unique, freeze-dried, oral solid dosage form that disperses almost instantly in the mouth, without the need for water. Zydis is also recognized as one of the world’s best performing ODTs and has well-established advantages over conventional oral dosage forms, including improved patient compliance, adherence and convenience.
“We aim to develop best-in-class brain health treatments that have the potential to reach patients in need and are pleased to be working with Catalent, a global CDMO leader with broad, deep-scale expertise in delivery technologies, and multi-modality manufacturing capabilities to reach this objective”, said Robert Barrow, Chief Executive Officer and Director of MindMed. “ODT formulations have the potential to result in enhanced bioavailability and more rapid absorption, which could ultimately culminate in a shorter treatment session for MM-120. We believe that the Zydis ODT delivery technology, when incorporated into our MM-120 product candidate, represents an optimized pharmaceutical product that has the potential to enhance our competitive advantage in the marketplace and continue to expand our intellectual property estate. If granted, based on our current and ongoing applications that incorporate the Zydis ODT platform, MM-120 would benefit from numerous patents with first expiration dates beginning in 2042.”
“Catalent has a proven track record in working with partners to bring novel therapies through the clinic and to market quickly and we look forward to working with MindMed in the development of this potentially life-changing new product candidate,” said Tom Hawkeswood, President, Division Head of Pharma Product Delivery at Catalent. “The Zydis technology platform has been shown to be very versatile and effective in developing easy-to-administer dose forms for innovators, and its superiority over other ODTs has been illustrated by its use in the launch of more than 36 products in over 60 countries.”
MindMed is currently conducting a Phase 2b trial evaluating MM-120 for the treatment of generalized anxiety disorder (GAD) with topline data expected in the fourth quarter of 2023. This Phase 2b trial is a multi-center, parallel, randomized, double-blind, placebo-controlled, dose-optimization study. The participants are randomized to receive a single administration of 25 µg, 50 µg, 100 µg or 200 µg of MM-120 or placebo. The primary objective is to determine the reduction in anxiety symptoms four weeks after a single administration of MM-120, compared across the five treatment arms. Key secondary objectives, measured up to 12 weeks after the single administration, include assessments of anxiety symptoms, safety and tolerability, as well as other measures of efficacy and quality of life. More information about the trial is available on our website (mindmed.co), the trial website (anxietyresearchstudy.com) or on clinicaltrials.gov (identifier NCT05407064). In addition, MindMed is in the process of initiating a Phase 1 pharmacokinetics bridging study to support advancement of the MM-120 ODT formulation into pivotal clinical trials.
MindMed is a clinical stage biopharmaceutical company developing novel product candidates to treat brain health disorders. Our mission is to be the global leader in the development and delivery of treatments that unlock new opportunities to improve patient outcomes. We are developing a pipeline of innovative product candidates, with and without acute perceptual effects, targeting neurotransmitter pathways that play key roles in brain health disorders.
businesswire | September 26, 2023
Tris Pharma, Inc. (Tris), a commercial-stage biopharmaceutical company focused on ADHD, pain, addiction and neurological disorders, today announced that Health Canada has authorized the use of Quillivant® ER (extended release) for the treatment of attention deficit hyperactivity disorder (ADHD) in children ages 6 to 12. Quillivant ER will be available as both an oral suspension and chewable tablet (known in the United States as Quillivant XR® and QuilliChew ER®, respectively). Quillivant ER is the first once-daily, long-acting, chewable and oral suspension formulations of methylphenidate to be approved for the treatment of ADHD in Canada.
“Children with ADHD around the world need medications that provide fast-acting and long-lasting relief in a range of formulations that are easy for them to take. Since the launch of our Quillivant XR product in the United States, we have been approached by potential partners to make our portfolio of ADHD products available around the world,” said Ketan Mehta, founder and chief executive officer at Tris Pharma. “We are truly delighted by this milestone, which will make this important medication available to millions of patients in Canada.”
Ontario-based KYE Pharmaceuticals, Inc. will make Quillivant ER Oral Suspension and Quillivant ER Chewable Tablets available to patients in Canada beginning in Q1 2024. Tris will manufacture Quillivant ER in the United States and export to KYE Pharmaceuticals for Canadian patients.
ADHD is one of the most common neurodevelopmental disorders diagnosed among children. Many therapies approved to treat ADHD have well-established and significant drawbacks, including early symptom rebound, limited duration of release and efficacy, delayed onset, inability to customize or control titration, and patient difficulty taking the medications (e.g., children unable to swallow a tablet).
In Canada, Quillivant ER is authorized for administration to children aged 6 to 12 diagnosed with ADHD as a once-daily liquid suspension or as a chewable tablet to overcome the difficulty of swallowing pills while still achieving the duration needed to control ADHD symptoms for the desired timeframe. Quillivant ER has demonstrated onset of action as soon as 45 minutes through 12 hours post-dose, providing consistent, continuous delivery throughout the day. Quillivant ER Oral Suspension allows for personalized dosing with ease of titration and the Quillivant ER chewable tablets are scored tablets, which are ideal for pediatric patients, providing additional flexibility in dose administration with the most dosing options available in an extended-release methylphenidate tablet. Tris developed both formulations using the company’s proprietary LiquiXR® technology.
“Quillivant ER has the potential to address a significant unmet market need in the treatment of ADHD by overcoming drawbacks associated with many other ADHD medications, particularly among children,” said John McKendry, president at KYE Pharmaceuticals. “Our strategic partnership with Tris allows us to apply our extensive regulatory and commercial expertise to ensure this unique ADHD medication is made available to patients in Canada.”
About Tris Pharma
Tris Pharma is a privately held, innovation-driven biopharmaceutical company that is applying its drug development capabilities and proprietary technologies to transform the treatment of ADHD, pain and neurological disorders, including addiction and diseases of the central nervous system. Tris is an established commercial organization with a robust portfolio of best-in-class ADHD products and a promising pipeline of differentiated, near-term drug candidates. More information is available at www.trispharma.com and on LinkedIn @TrisPharma.
About KYE Pharmaceuticals
Kye Pharmaceuticals Inc. is a private company headquartered in Mississauga, Canada focused on bringing medications to the Canadian market which fulfill clinically significant and unmet needs. KYE has licensed many innovative products and was founded on an entrepreneurial spirit that optimizes our team’s strengths and brings unique value to our partners, Canadian healthcare professionals, and most importantly, patients across Canada.