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UCB (EBR:UCB) New Three-Year BIMZELX®▼ (bimekizumab) Data Reinforce Long-Term Maintenance of Complete Skin Clearance in Moderate to Severe Plaque Psoriasis

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07/09/2022 07:01
https://mb.cision.com/Public/18595/3626545/96782afa209d40cc_800x800ar.png ** New Three-Year BIMZELX^=C2=AE=E2=96=BC (bimekizumab) Data Reinforce Long= -Term Maintenance of Complete Skin Clearance in Moderate to Severe Plaque P= soriasis ------------------------------------------------------------ =C2=B7 Three-year data from the BE BRIGHT open-label extension study are be= ing presented at the 31st EADV Congress =C2=A0 =C2=B7 Over eight out of 10 patients who achieved complete skin clearance (= PASI 100) at week 16 maintained PASI 100 responses and health-related quali= ty of life outcomes through to three years=C2=A0 =C2=B7 Analysis of pooled safety data from up to three years of treatment i= n Phase 2 and 3 clinical trials showed bimekizumab was generally well toler= ated with no new safety signals identified over three years Brussels (Belgium), 7th September 2022 =E2=80=93 07:00 (CEST) =E2=80=93 UCB= , a global biopharmaceutical company, today announced new three-year result= s from the BE BRIGHT open-label extension (OLE) study evaluating the long-t= erm safety, tolerability and efficacy of BIMZELX^=C2=AE (bimekizumab) in ad= ults with moderate to severe plaque psoriasis who completed one of three pi= votal Phase 3 studies.^1 These data, together with a three-year safety anal= ysis of pooled data from Phase 2 and Phase 3 studies^2 are being presented = at the 31st European Academy of Dermatology and Venereology (EADV) Congress= in Milan, Italy, September 7=E2=80=9310. A total of eleven abstracts highl= ighting data related to bimekizumab in psoriasis are being presented at the= congress. Bimekizumab is the first selective IL-17A and IL-17F inhibitor to be approv= ed in the European Union for the treatment of moderate to severe plaque pso= riasis in adults who are candidates for systemic therapy.^3 Data presented from the BE BRIGHT OLE study showed that over eight out of 1= 0 patients who achieved complete skin clearance (PASI 100) following 16 wee= ks of bimekizumab treatment maintained PASI 100 response and health-related= quality of life outcomes through to three years with continuous maintenanc= e dosing.* In addition, approximately nine out of 10 patients who achieved = absolute PASI (PASI =E2=89=A42) at week 16 maintained this response through= to three years.^1 Pooled data from up to three years of treatment in Phase= 2 and 3 clinical trials showed that bimekizumab was generally well-tolerat= ed over this period with no safety signals identified.^2 =E2=80=9CThese positive results highlight the deep and long-lasting skin cl= earance achieved with bimekizumab, along with a consistent safety and toler= ability profile, and reinforce the positive relationship clearing skin has = on patients=E2=80=99 quality of life. These new data add to the growing bod= y of evidence supporting longer-term use of bimekizumab in moderate to seve= re plaque psoriasis,=E2=80=9D said Emmanuel Caeymaex, Executive Vice Presid= ent, Immunology Solutions and Head of U.S., UCB.=C2=A0 =E2=80=9CThe findings presented today show that bimekizumab provided mainte= nance of completely clear skin and health-related quality of life outcomes = in the majority of patients with moderate to severe plaque psoriasis over a= three-year period,=E2=80=9D said Dr Bruce Strober, Clinical Professor of D= ermatology at Yale University, Connecticut, U.S. =E2=80=9CThe goal of psori= asis treatment often is complete clearance of skin symptoms and the availab= ility of long-term data across treatment options is important since it supp= orts healthcare providers and patients to be more informed when making trea= tment decisions.=E2=80=9D Three-year data from the BE BRIGHT OLE study All patients who had completed one of the pivotal Phase 3 studies (BE SURE,= BE VIVID and BE READY) were eligible to enter the BE BRIGHT OLE study.^1 O= n OLE entry, patients were assigned to bimekizumab 320 mg every four weeks = (Q4W) or every eight weeks (Q8W) based on PASI 90 response at the end of th= e respective Phase 3 study.=C2=A0 =C2=A0In all bimekizumab-randomized patients:^1=C2=A5 =C2=B7 Among week 16 PASI 100 responders (N=3D503), 89.3 percent achieved P= ASI 100 at year one (week 52) and 82.0 percent at year three (OLE week 96) =C2=B7 Among week 16 PASI =E2=89=A42 responders (N=3D694), 96.5 percent ach= ieved PASI =E2=89=A42 at year one (week 52) and 94.2 percent at year three = (OLE week 96) =C2=B7 Among week 16 PASI 100 responders in BE SURE and BE READY only (N=3D= 330), 92.0 percent achieved the Dermatology Life Quality Index (DLQI) 0/1 a= t year one (week 56), and 88.0 percent at year three (OLE week 96) In bimekizumab-randomized patients (320 mg Q4W for 16 weeks, and then every= eight weeks [Q8W] through three years, BE SURE and BE READY only):^1=C2=A5 =C2=B7 Among week 16 PASI 100 responders (N=3D147), 93.6 percent achieved P= ASI 100 at year one (week 52) and 84.4 percent at year three (OLE week 96) =C2=B7 Among week 16 PASI =E2=89=A42 responders (N=3D189), 98.9 percent ach= ieved PASI =E2=89=A42 at year one (week 52) and 96.8 percent at year three = (OLE week 96) =C2=B7 Among week 16 PASI 100 responders (N=3D147), 95.8 percent achieved D= LQI 0/1 at year one (week 56) and 92.5 percent at year three (OLE week 96) Pooled safety data from up to three years of treatment in Phase 2 and 3 cli= nical trials Total bimekizumab exposure was 4245.3 patient-years (PY; N=3D1789) across t= he Phase 2 and 3 trials, and 3876.4 PY (N=3D1495; Q4W: 1965.6 PY; Q8W: 1914= .5 PY) in the Phase 3 trials.^2 Treatment emergent adverse events (TEAEs) o= ccurred at an exposure-adjusted incidence rate (EAIR) of 186.1 per 100 PY, = serious TEAEs were seen at an EAIR of 5.6 new cases per 100 PY and TEAEs le= ading to discontinuation at 3.5 new cases per 100 PY.^2=C2=A0 The most common TEAEs in the Phase 2 and 3 trials with bimekizumab were nas= opharyngitis, oral candidiasis and upper respiratory tract infection at EAI= Rs of 15.3, 10.2 and 7.1 new cases per 100 PY, respectively.^2 The EAIR for= oral candidiasis showed a decrease compared with two years of bimekizumab = treatment (10.2 versus 12.6 new cases per 100 PY) and was lower with bimeki= zumab dosed Q8W compared with Q4W (7.1 and 15.9 per 100 PY, respectively).^= 2 =C2=A0The vast majority of oral candidiasis events were mild to moderate = (99.4 percent) and none were serious.^2 Serious infections occurred at a ra= te of 1.2/100 PY. The most frequently reported were serious coronavirus inf= ections (0.2 per 100 PY).^2=C2=A0 *The recommended bimekizumab dose for adult patients with plaque psoriasis = is 320 mg (given as two subcutaneous injections of 160 mg) at week 0, 4, 8,= 12, 16 and every eight weeks thereafter.3 For some patients with a body we= ight=E2=89=A5120 kg who did not achieve complete skin clearance at week 16,= 320 mg every 4 weeks after week 16 may further improve treatment response.= 3 In the studies reported at EADV 2022, patients received maintenance dosin= g of bimekizumab 320 mg Q4W or Q8W. =C2=A5 Modified non-responder imputation analyses Notes to editors : About BE BRIGHT BE BRIGHT (NCT03598790) is an ongoing, multicentre, open-label extension st= udy assessing the long-term safety, tolerability and efficacy of bimekizuma= b in adult patients with moderate to severe chronic plaque psoriasis. =C2= =A0Patients who completed one of three bimekizumab Phase 3 studies, BE READ= Y, BE VIVID and BE SURE, were eligible to enrol in the BE BRIGHT study.^4 M= ore details on BE BRIGHT can be found at ClinicalTrials.gov (https://clinic= altrials.gov/ct2/show/NCT03598790) .^4 BE VIVID, BE READY and BE SURE evaluated the efficacy and safety of bimekiz= umab in the treatment of adults with moderate to severe plaque psoriasis ve= rsus placebo and ustekinumab, versus placebo, and versus adalimumab, respec= tively.^5,6,7=C2=A0=C2=A0 About psoriasis Psoriasis is a chronic inflammatory disease with primary involvement of the= skin.^8 Psoriasis signs and symptoms can vary but may include red patches = of skin covered with silvery scales; dry, cracked skin that may bleed; and = thickened, pitted or ridged nails.^9 Psoriasis also has a considerable psyc= hological and quality-of-life impact, potentially affecting work, recreatio= n, relationships, sexual functioning, family and social life.^10 This skin = condition affects men and women of all ages and ethnicities.^8=C2=A0 About bimekizumab Bimekizumab is a humanized monoclonal IgG1 antibody that is designed to sel= ectively inhibit both interleukin 17A (IL-17A) and interleukin 17F (IL-17F)= , two key cytokines driving inflammatory processes.^3,11=C2=A0 In August 2021, bimekizumab was approved in the European Union (EU)/Europea= n Economic Area (EEA) and in Great Britain, for the treatment of moderate t= o severe plaque psoriasis in adults who are candidates for systemic therapy= ^3,12=C2=A0 The label information may differ in other countries. Please che= ck local prescribing information. BIMZELX^=C2=AE=E2=96=BC=C2=A0(bimekizumab) EU/EEA Important Safety Informat= ion in Psoriasis The most frequently reported adverse reactions with bimekizumab were upper = respiratory tract infections (14.5%) (most frequently nasopharyngitis) and = oral candidiasis (7.3%). Common adverse reactions (=E2=89=A51/100 to <1/10)= were oral candidiasis, tinea infections, ear infections, herpes simplex in= fections, oropharyngeal candidiasis, gastroenteritis, folliculitis, headach= e, dermatitis and eczema, acne, injection site reactions, fatigue. Elderly = may be more likely to experience certain adverse reactions such as oral can= didiasis, dermatitis and eczema when using bimekizumab. Bimekizumab is contraindicated in patients with hypersensitivity to the act= ive substance or any of the excipients and in patients with clinically impo= rtant active infections (e.g. active tuberculosis).=C2=A0 Bimekizumab may increase the risk of infections. Treatment with bimekizumab= must not be administered in patients with any clinically important active = infection. Patients treated with bimekizumab should be instructed to seek m= edical advice if signs or symptoms suggestive of an infection occur. Prior = to initiating treatment with bimekizumab, patients should be evaluated for = tuberculosis (TB) infection. Bimekizumab should not be given in patients wi= th active TB and patients receiving bimekizumab should be monitored for sig= ns and symptoms of active TB.=C2=A0 Cases of new or exacerbations of inflammatory bowel disease have been repor= ted with bimekizumab. Bimekizumab is not recommended in patients with infla= mmatory bowel disease. If a patient develops signs and symptoms of inflamma= tory bowel disease or experiences an exacerbation of pre-existing inflammat= ory bowel disease, bimekizumab should be discontinued and appropriate medic= al management should be initiated. Serious hypersensitivity reactions inclu= ding anaphylactic reactions have been observed with IL-17 inhibitors. If a = serious hypersensitivity reaction occurs, administration of bimekizumab sho= uld be discontinued immediately and appropriate therapy initiated.=C2=A0 Live vaccines should not be given in patients treated with bimekizumab. Please consult the summary of product characteristics in relation to other = side effects, full safety and prescribing information. https://www.ema.euro= pa.eu/en/documents/product-information/bimzelx-epar-product-information_en.= pdf EU summary of product characteristics date of revision March 2022. Last accessed: August 2022. =E2=96=BCThis medicinal product is subject to additional monitoring. This w= ill allow quick identification of new safety information. 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