Spectrum Pharmaceuticals, Inc. Initiates Phase 2 Study of Long-Acting GCSF Drug Candidate, SPI-2012, for the Treatment of Chemotherapy-Induced Neutropenia
Published: Apr 08, 2013
HENDERSON, Nev.--(BUSINESS WIRE)--Spectrum Pharmaceuticals (NasdaqGS: SPPI), a biotechnology company with fully integrated commercial and drug development operations with a primary focus in hematology and oncology, today announced the Company has initiated a Phase 2 clinical program for SPI-2012 (also referred to as “LAPS-GCSF”), a drug candidate for the treatment of chemotherapy-induced neutropenia that utilizes partner Hanmi Pharmaceutical Company’s proprietary LAPSCOVERY™ Technology. This technology, as shown in preclinical models, permits greater marrow penetration and retention of G-CSF when compared to naked CSF and avoids elimination through kidney. In a previous Phase 1 trial in healthy volunteers SPI-2012 showed increase in neutrophil count similar to Neulasta® (pegfilgrastim) at one-third the dose.