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Epeius Biotechnologies' Rexin-G Receives FDA Fast Track Designation for the Treatment of Pancreatic Cancer
Date:6/17/2009

potential of this Investigational New Drug to meet an unmet medical need, but it reflects on the design and integrity of the clinical development program of Epeius Biotechnologies. "It took years of sustained effort, but our decision to firmly establish the overall safety of repeated infusions of Rexin-G in early-stage clinical trials, before we moved on to progressively higher doses, has served us well," said Dr. Gordon. "For it was in determining the actual needs of our patients, in concordance with ongoing FDA guidance, that eventually achieved the control of tumor growth and metastasis," she added.

Remarkably, the adaptive designs of the strategic dose-escalation studies not only served to confirm the overall safety of Rexin-G and the lack of either systemic or dose-limiting toxicity, but it served to establish the critical thresholds of bioactivity and the dose-response relationships in several intractable cancers, which confirms and reveals the physiological mechanisms-of-action. These quantitative aspects of applied pharmacology are of paramount importance in establishing the clinical utility of a major new class of biological agents. Moreover, the progressive and adaptive trial designs helped to create and refine the clinical protocols for future medical praxis.

About Epeius Biotechnologies

Epeius Biotechnologies Corporation is a privately held biopharmaceutical company dedicated to the advancement of genetic medicine with the development and commercialization of its high-performance gene delivery systems that are embodied in Rexin-G and Reximmune-C, a tumor-targeted cancer vaccine. To learn more about ongoing clinical trials, please contact Dr. Erlinda M. Gordon at egordon@epeiusbiotech.com.

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