SAN DIEGO, Sept. 27 /PRNewswire-FirstCall/ -- ADVENTRX Pharmaceuticals, Inc. (Amex: ANX), a biopharmaceutical research and development company focused on commercializing proprietary product candidates for the treatment of cancer and infectious diseases, announced today that data from preclinical studies of ANX-514 (docetaxel emulsion) will be presented at the American Association of Cancer Research (AACR), National Cancer Institute (NCI) and European Organization and Treatment of Cancer (EORTC) International Conference "Molecular Targets and Cancer Therapeutics" in San Francisco, October 22-26, 2007. The abstract entitled "A novel emulsion formulation of docetaxel eliminates hypersensitivity reactions without impacting pharmacokinetics or antitumor activity" will be presented on October 25, 2007 at 12:30p.m. Pacific Standard Time.
ANX-514 is a novel emulsion formulation of docetaxel. Docetaxel is an anti-cancer agent that is approved to treat breast, non-small cell lung, prostate, gastric and head and neck cancers, and is marketed under the brand name Taxotere(R). Annual sales of Taxotere in 2006 were approximately $2.2 billion.
ADVENTRX recently received confirmation from the U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA) regarding its proposed 505(b)(2) New Drug Application (NDA) regulatory plan for ANX-514 (docetaxel emulsion). The FDA indicated that data from a single study of approximately 28 patients that demonstrates the bioequivalence of ANX-514 and Taxotere is sufficient to support filing an NDA.
About ANX-514 (docetaxel emulsion)
ANX-514 is a novel nano-emulsion formulation of the chemotherapy drug
docetaxel, a product marketed under the brand name Taxotere. ANX-514 is
formulated without poly
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