Orion Corporation and Bayer have announced that the U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA) has accepted the New Drug Application (NDA) for review and granted Priority Review for darolutamide for the treatment of non-metastatic castration-resistant prostate cancer (nmCRPC) in the U.S.
The NDA and Priority Review status were based on data from the Phase III ARAMIS trial in men with nmCRPC. Darolutamide is an investigational, non-steroidal androgen receptor (AR) antagonist with a distinct chemical structure that binds with high affinity to the receptor, inhibiting the growth of prostate cancer cells.
“Darolutamide is highly effective in the patient population with non-metastatic castration-resistant prostate cancer, and it has few adverse effects with a profile that parallels that of placebo. We are looking forward to taking the next steps in bringing darolutamide to men with nmCRPC and their treating physicians. With the NDA acceptance for review and Priority Review designation, we are an important step closer to bringing darolutamide to patients as quickly as possible,” said Christer Nordstedt, MD, PhD, Senior Vice President, Research and Development, Orion Corporation.
A joint collaboration
The FDA grants Priority Review for the applications of medicines that, if approved, would provide significant improvements in the safety or effectiveness of the treatment, diagnosis, or prevention of serious conditions when compared to standard applications.
Bayer recently submitted an application to the European Medicines Agency and the Ministry of Health, Labor and Welfare (MHLW) in Japan. Bayer is also in discussions with other health authorities regarding submissions.
Darolutamide is being developed jointly by Orion Corporation and Bayer.
Photo of Christer Nordstedt: Orion