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Orion’s rolling submission to FDA completed

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Orion Corporation and Bayer have announced the completion of the rolling submission of a New Drug Application (NDA) for darolutamide to the U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA).

The submission, which was initiated in December 2018, is based on data from the Phase III ARAMIS trial in men with non-metastatic castration-resistant prostate cancer (nmCRPC) showing a statistically significant improvement in metastasis-free survival (MFS) for darolutamide plus androgen deprivation therapy (ADT). Darolutamide plus ADT has shown a favorable safety profile compared to placebo plus ADT.

“These results are truly exciting”

“Darolutamide is highly effective in the patient population with non-metastatic castration-resistant prostate cancer, and it has a side-effect profile that parallels that of placebo. Patients who received Darolutamide had substantially longer MFS in the ARAMIS trial, and there was also a strong trend for improved overall survival. These results are truly exciting. We are looking forward to taking the next steps in bringing Darolutamide to men with nmCRPC and their treating physicians,” said Christer Nordstedt, MD, PhD, Senior Vice President, Research and Development, Orion Corporation.

Bayer has been granted Fast Track designation by the U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA) for darolutamide in men with nmCRPC. Bayer is also in discussions with other health authorities regarding a submission of darolutamide. The compound is being developed jointly by Orion Corporation and Bayer.

About the ARAMIS trial

The ARAMIS trial is a randomized, Phase III, multi-center, double-blind, placebo-controlled trial evaluating the safety and efficacy of oral darolutamide in patients with nmCRPC who are currently being treated with ADT and are at high risk for developing metastatic disease. 1,509 patients were randomized in a 2:1 ratio to receive 600 mg of darolutamide twice a day or placebo along with ADT.

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