BURLINGTON, Mass. & OXFORD, England--(BUSINESS WIRE)--Jun 12, 2019--

Blue Earth Diagnostics, a molecular imaging diagnostics company, today announced upcoming presentations at the Society of Nuclear Medicine and Molecular Imaging Annual Meeting (SNMMI), from June 22 – 26, 2019 in Anaheim, Ca. Highlighted presentations encompass clinical use of Axumin ® (fluciclovine F 18) injection; investigational use of 18 F-fluciclovine; and initial clinical experience by the Technical University of Munich with 18 F-rhPSMA-7, an investigational Prostate Specific Membrane Antigen-targeted radiohybrid PET imaging agent representative of the family of rhPSMA agents that Blue Earth Diagnostics exclusively licensed in 2018. Senior executives from Blue Earth Diagnostics will participate in sessions about advancing companies from concept to commercialization, and current and future approaches to molecular imaging and therapy. In addition, a special program led by SNMMI, “Fluciclovine Live Reader Training,” will be held immediately prior to the Annual Meeting. Details of selected oral and poster presentations by Blue Earth Diagnostics and its collaborators are listed below.

NOTE: Axumin ® (fluciclovine F 18) injection is FDA-approved for positron emission tomography (PET) imaging in men with suspected prostate cancer recurrence based on elevated blood prostate specific antigen (PSA) levels following prior treatment. Presentations noted by “*” discuss results of investigational studies of an approved product that is not approved by the FDA for the specific use or purpose noted, or “*” denotes experience with an investigational agent for which the safety and efficacy have not been established by the FDA.

HIGHLIGHTED SCIENTIFIC PRESENTATIONS

 

Axumin (fluciclovine F 18) presentations

Date:  Monday, June 24, 2019
Poster Title:[18F]-fluciclovine positivity rate is not affected by androgen deprivation therapy (ADT) in recurrent prostate cancer post-prostatectomy
Session Title:MTA I: Prostate/GU Imaging Posters
Presenter:Olayinka Abiodun-Ojo, MD, Emory University
Presentation Time:3:00 – 4:30 PM PT
Location:Exhibit Hall C
Publication No.:1576
 
Date:Monday, June 24, 2019
Poster Title:Comparison of18F-Fluciclovine PET/CT and Technetium-99m MDP BS in Detection of Bone Metastasis in Prostate Cancer
Session Title:MTA I: Prostate/GU Imaging Posters
Presenter:Bo Chen, MD, MD Anderson Cancer Center
Presentation Time:3:00 – 4:30 PM PT
Location:Exhibit Hall C
Publication No.:1553
 
 

Investigational18F-fluciclovine presentations

Date:  Monday, June 24, 2019
Session Title:SS47: Brain PET/MRI

Presentation Title:

Evaluation of glioma tumor volume with 18F-fluciclovine positron emission tomography interpreted in combination with MRI, compared with MRI alone: Results from a prospective phase 3 blinded image evaluation*
Presenter:Matthew P. Miller, PhD, Blue Earth Diagnostics
Session Time:4:45 – 6:15 PM PT
Presentation Time:5:25 – 5:35 PM PT
Location:Room 204B

Publication No.:

394
 
Date:Tuesday, June 25, 2019
Session Title:SS58: Brain Imaging Reloaded II
Presentation Title:Safety and effectiveness of18F-fluciclovine PET in adults with recurrent glioma: A retrospective observational study*
Presenter:Tore Bach-Gansmo, MD, PhD, Oslo University Hospital
Session Time:10:00 – 11:30 AM PT
Presentation Time:11:20 – 11:30 AM PT
Location:Room 201B
Publication No.496
 
Date:Tuesday, June 25, 2019
Poster Title:PET imaging of recurrent brain tumors using18F-FACBC*
Session Title:MTA II: Neurology & Psychiatry Imaging Posters
Presenter:Laure Michaud, MD, Memorial Sloan-Kettering Cancer Center
Presentation Time:3:00 – 4:30 PM PT
Location:Exhibit Hall C
Publication No.:1506
 
Date:Monday, June 24, 2019
Poster Title:[18F]-fluciclovine PET/CT is superior to conventional imaging in preoperative nodal staging in patients with high-risk prostate cancer*
Session Title:MTA I: Prostate/GU Imaging Posters
Presenter:Olayinka Abiodun-Ojo, MD, Emory University

Presentation Time:

3:00 – 4:30 PM PT
Location:Exhibit Hall C
Publication No.:1580
 
Date:Monday, June 24, 2019
Poster Title:Preoperative staging in high-risk prostate cancer patients using [18F] fluciclovine PET/CT*
Session Title:MTA I: Prostate/GU Imaging Posters
Presenter:Akinyemi A. Akintayo, MD, Emory University
Presentation Time:3:00 – 4:30 PM PT
Location:Exhibit Hall C
Publication No.:1554
 
Date:Monday, June 24, 2019
Poster Title:[18F] Fluciclovine PET/MRI for Initial Staging of High-Risk Prostate Cancer*
Session Title:MTA I: Prostate/GU Imaging Posters
Presenter:Samuel J. Galgano, MD, University of Alabama at Birmingham
Presentation Time:3:00 – 4:30 PM PT
Location:Exhibit Hall C
Publication No.:1561
 
Date:Tuesday, June 25, 2019
Poster Title:Using dynamic PET/CT imaging to explore the kinetics of 18F-fluciclovine (anti-(18)F-FACBC) in invasive breast cancer*
Session Title:MTA II: Data Analysis & Management Posters
Presenter:Nathaniel P. Scott, MSc, MPhys, University of Oxford
Presentation Time:3:00 – 4:30 PM PT
Location:Exhibit Hall C
Publication No.:1194
 
Date:Tuesday, June 25, 2019
Session Title:SS65: Gynecological Cancers
Presentation Title:Feasibility of Fluciclovine PET-CT Imaging of Endometrial, Cervical and Ovarian Cancers: Preliminary Findings*
Presenter:Funmilayo Tade, MD, MPH, Loyola University Medical Center
Session Time:12:30 – 2:00 PM PT
Presentation Time:1:50 – 2:00 PM PT
Location:Room 202AB
Publication No.:558
 
 

Presentations on initial clinical experience with18F-rhPSMA-7 at Technical University of Munich

Date:  Monday, June 24, 2019
Poster Title:Preclinical dosimetry and human biodistribution of18F-rhPSMA-7 and18F-rhPSMA-7.3*
Session Title:MTA I: Prostate/GU Imaging Posters
Presenter:So Won Oh, MD, PhD, Seoul National University Boramae Hospital
Presentation Time:3:00 – 4:30 PM PT
Location:Exhibit Hall C
Publication No.:1635
 
Date:Monday, June 24, 2019
Poster Title:Quantitative and qualitative analysis of biodistribution and PET image quality of novel radiohybrid PSMA ligand,18F-rhPSMA-7, in patients with prostate cancer *
Session Title:MTA I: Prostate/GU Imaging Posters
Presenter:So Won Oh, MD, PhD, Seoul National University Boramae Hospital
Presentation Time:3:00 – 4:30 PM PT
Location:Exhibit Hall C
Publication No.:1557
 
Date:Monday, June 24, 2019
Poster Title:Histologically-confirmed diagnostic efficacy of18F-rhPSMA-7 positron emission tomography for N-staging of patients with high risk primary prostate cancer*
Session Title:MTA I: Prostate/GU Imaging Posters
Presenter:Markus Kroenke, Technical University of Munich
Presentation Time:3:00 – 4:30 PM PT
Location:Exhibit Hall C
Publication No.:1567
 
Date:Tuesday, June 25, 2019
Session Title:SS69: Prostate Diagnosis I
Presentation Title:18F-rhPSMA-7 positron emission tomography (PET) for the detection of biochemical recurrence of prostate cancer following curative-intent radiation therapy*
Presenter:Harun Ilhan, MD, Ludwig-Maximilian-University (LMU), Munich
Session Time:12:30 – 2:00 PM PT
Presentation Time:1:30 – 1:40 PM PT
Location:204B
Publication No.:592
 
Date:Tuesday, June 25, 2019
Session Title:SS76: Prostate Cancer Diagnosis II
Presentation Title:18F-rhPSMA-7 positron emission tomography (PET) for the detection of biochemical recurrence of prostate cancer following radical prostatectomy*
Presenter:Matthias Eiber, MD, Technical University of Munich
Session Time:10:00 – 11:30 AM PT
Presentation Time:11:20 – 11:30 AM PT
Location:Room 204B
Publication No.:649
 

PANEL PRESENTATIONS

  
Date:Saturday, June 22, 2019
Session Title:Concept to Commercialization and Funding Along the Way
Panel Title:Emerging Technologies, Funding, M&A
Panel Participant:Jonathan Allis, D.Phil., CEO, Blue Earth Diagnostics
Session Time:Saturday 3:30 – 5
Location:Room 303AB
 
Date:Sunday, June 23, 2019
Session Title:CMIIT Emerging Technologies – Emerging Technologies – A Look into the Future of Molecular Imaging and Therapy
Presentation Title:Molecular Imaging and Therapy – Current and Future Approaches*
Presenter:David Gauden, D.Phil., CSO, Blue Earth Diagnostics
Session Time:4:30 – 6:00 PM PT
Presentation Time:4:30 – 4:50 PM PT
Location:Room 201D
 

In addition, the following presentations will be part of independent continuing education programs at SNMMI.

  
Date:Saturday, June 22, 2019
Session Title:SNMMI Special Programming
Presentation Title:Fluciclovine Live Training Session
Session Time:9:00 AM PT – 12:00 PM PT
Location:

Registration required:

http://www.snmmi.org/AM/Registration/RegistrationAM.aspx

 
Date:Saturday, June 22, 2019
Session Title:CE08: Prostate Cancer Nuts and Bolts: Diagnosis and Therapy
Presentation Title:Prostate Cancer Diagnostic: Fluciclovine F18 PET/CT
Presenter:David M. Schuster, MD, Emory University
Session Time:3:15 – 4:45 PM PT
Presentation Time:3:15 – 3:45 PM PT
Location:Room 211AB
 
Date:Sunday, June 23, 2019
Session Title:CE29: New PET Radiopharmaceuticals – Read with the Experts
Presentation Title:Fluciclovine F18 PET/CT
Presenter:David M. Schuster, MD, Emory University
Session Time:4:45 – 6:15 PM PT
Presentation Time:4:45 – 5:05 PM PT
Location:Room 212AB
 

Blue Earth Diagnostics invites participants at this year’s SNMMI Annual Meeting to attend the presentations above and to visit the company at Exhibit Booth 720.

U.S. Indication and Important Safety Information About Axumin

INDICATION

Axumin ® (fluciclovine F 18) injection is indicated for positron emission tomography (PET) imaging in men with suspected prostate cancer recurrence based on elevated blood prostate specific antigen (PSA) levels following prior treatment.

IMPORTANT SAFETY INFORMATION

  • Image interpretation errors can occur with Axumin PET imaging. A negative image does not rule out recurrent prostate cancer and a positive image does not confirm its presence. The performance of Axumin seems to be affected by PSA levels. Axumin uptake may occur with other cancers and benign prostatic hypertrophy in primary prostate cancer. Clinical correlation, which may include histopathological evaluation, is recommended.
  • Hypersensitivity reactions, including anaphylaxis, may occur in patients who receive Axumin. Emergency resuscitation equipment and personnel should be immediately available.
  • Axumin use contributes to a patient’s overall long-term cumulative radiation exposure, which is associated with an increased risk of cancer. Safe handling practices should be used to minimize radiation exposure to the patient and health care providers.
  • Adverse reactions were reported in ≤ 1% of subjects during clinical studies with Axumin. The most common adverse reactions were injection site pain, injection site erythema and dysgeusia.

To report suspected adverse reactions to Axumin, call 1-855-AXUMIN1 (1-855-298-6461) or contact FDA at 1-800-FDA-1088 or www.fda.gov/medwatch.

Full Axumin prescribing information is available atwww.axumin.com.

About Axumin®(fluciclovine F 18)

Axumin ® (fluciclovine F 18) injection is a novel product indicated for use in positron emission tomography (PET) imaging to identify suspected sites of prostate cancer recurrence in men. Recurrence of prostate cancer is suspected by an increase in prostate specific antigen (PSA) levels following prior treatment. PET imaging with Axumin may identify the location and extent of such recurrence. Axumin was developed to enable visualization of the increased amino acid transport that occurs in many cancers, including prostate cancer. It consists of a synthetic amino acid that is preferentially taken up by prostate cancer cells compared with surrounding normal tissues and is labeled with the radioisotope F 18 for PET imaging. Fluciclovine F 18 was invented at Emory University in Atlanta, Ga., with much of the fundamental clinical development work carried out by physicians at Emory University’s Department of Radiology and Imaging Sciences. Axumin was approved by the U.S. Food and Drug Administration in May 2016, following Priority Review, and is the first product commercialized by Blue Earth Diagnostics, which licensed the product from GE Healthcare. The molecule is being investigated by Blue Earth Diagnostics for other potential cancer indications, such as glioma.

About rhPSMA

Blue Earth Diagnostics acquired exclusive, worldwide rights to radiohybrid Prostate Specific Membrane Antigen (PSMA)-targeted technology (rhPSMA) from Scintomics in 2018. rhPSMA originated from the Chair of Pharmaceutic Radiochemistry at the Technical University of Munich, Germany, by Alexander Wurzer and Hans Juergen Wester, and has been utilized clinically under German legislation at the Department of Nuclear Medicine for the diagnostic imaging of men with both primary and recurrent prostate cancer. 18 F-rhPSMA consists of a prostate-specific membrane antigen (PSMA) receptor ligand, which attaches to and is internalized by prostate cancer cells, and is labeled with the 18 F radioisotope for PET imaging. rhPSMA compounds can also be labeled with radioisotopes such as 177 Lu and 225 Ac for therapeutic use. 18 F-rhPSMA, 177 Lu-rhPSMA and 225 Ac-rhPSMA have not received regulatory approval.

About Blue Earth Diagnostics

Blue Earth Diagnostics is a leading molecular imaging diagnostics company focused on the development and commercialization of novel PET imaging agents to inform clinical management and guide care for cancer patients in areas of unmet medical need. Formed in 2014, Blue Earth Diagnostics is led by recognized experts in the clinical development and commercialization of innovative nuclear medicine products. The company’s first approved and commercially available product is Axumin ® (fluciclovine F 18), a novel molecular imaging agent approved in the United States and European Union for use in PET imaging to detect and localize prostate cancer in men with a diagnosis of biochemical recurrence. The company’s pipeline includes Prostate Specific Membrane Antigen (PSMA)-targeted radiohybrid (“rh”) agents. rhPSMA is a clinical-stage, investigational class of theranostic compounds, with potential applications in both the imaging and treatment of prostate cancer. Blue Earth Diagnostics is backed by Syncona, a healthcare company listed on the London Stock Exchange (LON: SYNC). For more information, visit: www.blueearthdiagnostics.com.

CONTACT: For Blue Earth Diagnostics (U.S.)

Priscilla Harlan

Vice President, Corporate Communications

(M) (781) 799-7917

p.harlan@blueearthdx.comFor Blue Earth Diagnostics (UK)

Georgina Mowatt

Communications Manager

Tel: +44 (0) 7810 355 912

Sam Brown Inc.

Mike Beyer

(M) (312) 961-2502

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