ABINGDON, England, April 26, 2016 (GLOBE NEWSWIRE) -- Midatech Pharma (AIM:MTPH; Nasdaq:MTP), the international specialty pharmaceutical company focused on commercialising and developing products in oncology and other therapeutic areas, today announces positive pharmacokinetic data with its Q-Octreotide programme (MTD201) for the treatment of acromegaly and carcinoid syndrome. The pilot preclinical study confirmed the systemic release profile of Midatech’s Q-Octreotide compared favourably with the reference Octreotide product and current market leader, Sandostatin® LAR Depot (Novartis).
Commenting on the announcement, Dr. Jim Phillips, Chief Executive Officer of Midatech Pharma, said: “Q-Octreotide is one of the most advanced of our in-house cancer treatments. Whilst preparing the programme for clinical development, the existing use of Octreotide gives us confidence that this programme can be progressed quickly. We look forward to continuing to develop our internal pipeline of cancer therapies with Q-Octreotide near the front. Furthermore we are delighted now to be progressing with the investment in commercial scale up of production in our Bilbao facility in Spain, which will enable Q-Octreotide and other projects to be manufactured in-house, enabling us to capture more of the integrated value chain.”
MTD201, a sustained release version of Octreotide, is used to treat the incapacitating symptoms of metastatic carcinoid tumours, where it suppresses or inhibits the severe diarrhoea and flushing episodes associated with the disease, and to normalise the over-production of growth hormone in people suffering acromegaly who have had inadequate response to other therapies. Midatech plans on submitting its investigational new drug application (IND) to the U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA) and begin bio-equivalence studies in late 2016.
Q-Octreotide is a wholly-owned asset of Midatech Pharma and will continue to be developed in-house. Subject to regulatory approval, Midatech expects to commercialize Q-Octreotide in the United States through its Midatech Pharma U.S. subsidiary.
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About Midatech Pharma PLC
Midatech is an international specialty pharmaceutical company focused on oncology and other therapeutic areas with a commercial platform and four marketed products in the US. Midatech’s strategy is to develop products in-house in oncology and with partners in other indications, and to accelerate growth organically and through strategic acquisitions. The Company’s R&D activities are supported by two breakthrough drug delivery technologies. The Group, listed on AIM: MTPH and Nasdaq: MTP, employs c.100 staff in four countries. For further company information see: www.midatechpharma.com
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