TESARO Announces Successful Completion of Rolapitant Bioequivalence Study

WALTHAM, Mass., May 30, 2015 (GLOBE NEWSWIRE) -- TESARO, Inc. (Nasdaq:TSRO), an oncology-focused biopharmaceutical company, today announced the successful completion of the rolapitant bioequivalence study.

"The results of this study indicate that the exposure for a 185 milligram dose of intravenous rolapitant is similar to the exposure of a 200 milligram dose of oral rolapitant, said Mary Lynne Hedley, Ph.D., President and COO of TESARO. "By developing two formulations of rolapitant, we may enable oncologists to tailor their antiemetic regimen to best meet the needs of their patients and target the entire CINV market opportunity. We continue to expect to submit the New Drug Application for the intravenous formulation of rolapitant following the commercial launch of oral rolapitant."

This open-label study enrolled healthy male and female volunteers. Study participants were randomized to receive a single dose of either 185 milligrams of intravenous rolapitant administered over 30 minutes (n=61) or 200 milligrams of oral rolapitant (n=62). The primary endpoint of this pivotal study was bioequivalence, defined by estimating whether the 90% confidence intervals (CI) for the ratio of the area under the curves (AUCs) of the two formulations are entirely included within the acceptance range of 80% to 125%. Safety and tolerability were also assessed for both formulations. No new adverse events were identified, and the safety profile was consistent with previous clinical trials of rolapitant.


TESARO is an oncology-focused biopharmaceutical company dedicated to improving the lives of cancer patients by acquiring, developing and commercializing safer and more effective therapeutics. For more information, visit www.tesarobio.com.

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