PARIS: Nanobiotix announced its global development plan for 2021 and beyond.
Nanobiotix is a clinical-stage biotechnology company focused on developing first-in-class product candidates that use proprietary nanotechnology to transform cancer treatment by increasing the efficacy of radiotherapy and increasing the proportion of patients that respond to immune checkpoint inhibitors.
“Following the successful closing of our initial public offering on Nasdaq in December 2020, Nanobiotix is well positioned to continue global development of NBTXR3 as planned. Despite the challenges presented in 2020, our team achieved significant milestones to advance development of our tumor-agnostic lead product candidate across several indications—both as a single agent activated by radiotherapy and in combination with other anti-cancer therapies,” Laurent Levy, CEO of Nanobiotix said.
“In 2021, we intend to continue advancing our priority head and neck cancer pathway, and to generate further evidence that NBTXR3 could improve immunotherapy patient outcomes by increasing the proportion of patients that respond to immune checkpoint inhibitors. We will also continue to lay the foundation, to expand our development plan and achieve our mission of offering the potential benefits of NBTXR3 to millions of patients around the world.”
Radiotherapy, also called radiation therapy, involves the use of X-rays or other high-energy particles or rays to kill cancer cells in tumors. It is among the most common cancer treatments, both as a standalone therapy and in combination with surgery, chemotherapy or biological therapies.
In developed countries with access to radiotherapy, approximately 60% of all cancer patients will receive radiotherapy at least once, either alone or as a part of a more complex treatment protocol.
Nevertheless, many of these patients still die from the progression of their cancer because, among other reasons, they are not able to receive a high enough radiation dose to completely destroy their tumor without resulting in an unacceptable level of damage to surrounding healthy tissues.
The pioneering approach from Nanobiotix uses nanophysics to bring a physical mode of action to destroy cancer cells. Unlike traditional chemotherapies or biologics, NBTXR3 has a broadly applicable mechanism of action that has the potential to be used in the treatment of all solid tumor types in conjunction with radiotherapy and other anti-cancer products.
The Company believes that NBTXR3’s mode of action could improve outcomes for patient populations across all solid tumors that may be treated with radiotherapy. These patient populations represent a significant market opportunity for NBTXR3.
Moreover, the Company believes that NBTXR3 could bring new opportunities to patients with cancers that cannot currently be treated with radiotherapy because of the radiosensitivity, or other characteristics, of the tissues near the tumor.
Following the successful closing of an initial public offering (IPO) on the Nasdaq stock exchange in the fourth quarter of 2020, the Company’s strategic long-term goals aim to:
- complete the development of, and satisfy applicable European Union (EU) and United States (US) regulatory requirements for, NBTXR3 for the treatment of locally advanced head and neck cancers;
- establish NBTXR3 as a complementary product to immune checkpoint inhibitors;
- complete the post-approval study for NBTXR3 for the treatment of locally advanced soft tissue sarcoma (STS) in the EU;
- expand the opportunity for NBTXR3 as a treatment for solid tumor indications; and
- build an effective clinical development program and establish a global commercial infrastructure for NBTXR3.