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Incyte (INCY) Reports 2017 Second-Quarter Financial Results And Updates On Key Clinical Programs



8/1/2017 7:28:07 AM

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WILMINGTON, Del.--(BUSINESS WIRE)--Incyte Corporation (Nasdaq: INCY) today reports 2017 second-quarter financial results, highlighting strong revenue growth driven by increased sales of Jakafi® (ruxolitinib) in the U.S. and Iclusig® (ponatinib) in Europe, and royalties from ex-U.S. sales of Jakavi® (ruxolitinib) by Novartis and Olumiant® (baricitinib) by Lilly. Recent highlights also include the initiation of two pivotal studies (ruxolitinib for treatment-refractory chronic graft versus host disease (GVHD); itacitinib for steroid-naïve acute GVHD), and the presentation of multiple data sets at ASCO 2017 supporting the expansion of the pivotal trial program for epacadostat.

“Revenue growth from Jakafi and Iclusig continues to be very robust, driven by strong demand, and we have also made significant progress across our clinical portfolio. As we look forward to the second half of 2017, we anticipate the publication of important data from our development candidates, as well as the initiation of multiple additional pivotal combination studies with epacadostat,” stated Hervé Hoppenot, Chief Executive Officer, Incyte. “Investment in innovation has created significant value for Incyte, our stakeholders and for the patients that our products treat. With strong revenue growth, a broad clinical development portfolio, comprehensive drug discovery capabilities and an expanded geographic footprint which now includes the U.S., Europe and Japan, we believe that we are well positioned for long-term value creation.”

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In July, the latest National Comprehensive Cancer Network® (NCCN®) Clinical Practice Guidelines in Oncology for myeloproliferative neoplasms (MPNs) were published, and now include Jakafi as a recommended treatment for patients with myelofibrosis and patients with polycythemia vera who have had an inadequate response to first-line therapies, such as hydroxyurea.

In June, REACH3, a Phase 3 trial of ruxolitinib as a treatment for patients with steroid-refractory chronic GVHD, was initiated. REACH3 is being conducted in collaboration with Novartis.

RESET-272, the double-blind, randomized pivotal trial of ruxolitinib versus anagrelide for the treatment of patients with essential thrombocythemia who are resistant to or intolerant of hydroxyurea, is now open for enrollment.

GRAVITAS-301, the Phase 3 trial of itacitinib, Incyte’s selective JAK1 inhibitor, in patients with treatment-naïve acute GVHD, began dosing in July.

Following a review of the clinical profiles of Incyte’s two BRD inhibitors, INCB54329 and INCB57643, including data expected to be presented at medical meetings in the second half of 2017, the Company intends to focus future development efforts on INCB57643.

In June, Incyte initiated the Phase 1/2 dose-escalation trial of its FGFR4 inhibitor, INCB62079, in patients with hepatocellular carcinoma.


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