IluvienTreatment for Macular Edema
pSivida Reports on Resubmission to FDA of NDA for Iluvien for Chronic Diabetic Macular Edema
WATERTOWN, Mass.--BUSINESS WIRE--pSivida Corp., a specialty pharmaceutical company that is a leader in the development of sustained release ophthalmic drug treatments, today announced that its licensee Alimera Sciences, Inc. reported the submission of its response to the second Complete Response Letter from the U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA) with respect to Iluvien for chronic diabetic macular edema (DME).
Alimera reported in its 10-K filing that it submitted the response, which includes additional analyses of the risks and benefits of Iluvien based on the clinical data available from the previously completed Phase III studies (FAME), following a meeting with the FDA in the second quarter 2012. Alimera said that the resubmission focuses on the safety aspects of Iluvien and the population of patients with chronic DME. This is the same group for which marketing approval of Iluvien has been granted in six EU countries thus far. Alimera reported that it will communicate the Prescription Drug User Fee Act (PDUFA) date once it is known from the FDA and that Alimera does not plan to conduct additional trials for Iluvien for DME at this time.
“We are pleased to see the resubmission of the NDA to the FDA,” said Dr. Paul Ashton, president and CEO of pSivida Corp. “To date, we have received over $30m from Alimera from its license of Iluvien for DME, and if the FDA approves Iluvien, we would be entitled to an additional $25 million milestone payment as well as 20% of net profits, as defined, on any sales in the U.S. by Alimera.”
pSivida is entitled to the same net profit share on sales of Iluvien for DME by Alimera in the EU. Alimera has announced its intent to commercially launch Iluvien in Germany and for private patients in the UK in the second quarter of 2013, upon approval of the commercial batch size.
About pSivida Corp.
pSivida Corp., headquartered in Watertown, MA, develops tiny, sustained release, drug delivery products designed to deliver drugs at a controlled and steady rate for months or years. pSivida is currently focused on treatment of chronic diseases of the back of the eye utilizing its core technology systems, Durasert™ and BioSilicon™. The injectable, sustained release micro-insert Iluvien for the treatment of chronic Diabetic Macula Edema (DME), licensed to Alimera Sciences, Inc., has received marketing authorization in Austria, France, Germany, Portugal, the U.K. and Spain and is awaiting authorization in Italy. Iluvien for DME has not been approved in the US. pSivida plans to institute pivotal Phase III clinical trials for the treatment of posterior uveitis with the same micro-insert as Iluvien for DME. An investigator-sponsored clinical trial is ongoing for an injectable, bioerodible micro-insert to treat glaucoma and ocular hypertension. pSivida's two FDA-approved products, Retisert and Vitrasert, are implants that provide long-term, sustained drug delivery to treat two other chronic diseases of the retina.
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Posted: April 2013
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- pSivida Reports Updates on Iluvien for Planned Resubmission to FDA and European Launch - March 22, 2013
- pSivida Corp. Reports Alimera's Intention to Resubmit Application to FDA for Iluvien in DME Using Data from Completed Trials - August 1, 2012
- pSivida Reports Receipt by Alimera Sciences of Complete Response Letter from FDA for Iluvien for DME - November 11, 2011
- pSivida Announces Resubmission of New Drug Application for Iluvien - May 13, 2011
- FDA Issues Complete Response Letter Regarding New Drug Application for Iluvien - December 26, 2010
- pSivida Announces Iluvien Receives FDA Priority Review for Treatment of Diabetic Macular Edema - August 31, 2010
- pSivida Announces Submission of NDA to FDA for an Ophthalmic Product for Diabetic Macular Edema - June 29, 2010