New Dupixent® (Dupilumab) Analyses at Two Upcoming Dermatology Congresses Reinforce Long-Term Safety and Efficacy Profile in Patients with Atopic Dermatitis as Young as 6 Years
By Lauren Hewett
Published On: Apr 23, 2021
Last Updated On: Jun 16, 2021
TARRYTOWN, N.Y., April 23, 2021 /PRNewswire/ —
Nearly 30 data presentations at AAD and ESPD highlight the impact of Dupixent on disease measures including rapid itch relief and sustained improvement in disease severity, as well as quality of life in clinical and real-world settings
Regeneron Pharmaceuticals, Inc. (NASDAQ: REGN) today announced that new analyses of Dupixent® (dupilumab) in patients as young as 6 years with moderate-to-severe atopic dermatitis will be presented at the American Academy of Dermatology Annual Meeting (AAD VMX 2021) from April 23-25, and at the 20th European Society for Pediatric Dermatology Annual Meeting (ESPD 2021) from May 12-14.
“Atopic dermatitis is a debilitating disease that spares no age group and is associated with persistent itch and painful lesions that can impair quality of life, affecting the entire family,” said Bola Akinlade, M.D., Vice President, Clinical Sciences, Immunology and Inflammation, at Regeneron. “The depth and breadth of our data being presented at AAD and ESPD show the rapid and long-term effect of Dupixent in adults, adolescents and children, addressing the key disease measures that are top of mind for patients and treating physicians. Further, our data continue to support the established safety profile of Dupixent, which can be one of the most important factors impacting treatment decisions for this chronic disease.”
Regeneron and Sanofi will present results from clinical and real-world settings including long-term data from Dupixent open-label extension (OLE) trials, up to three years in adults and up to one year in adolescents (aged 12 to 17 years) and children (aged 6 to 11 years) with moderate-to-severe atopic dermatitis. In the adult analysis, a lower rate of overall infections was observed in the Dupixent long-term treatment group compared to the placebo group in the one-year CHRONOS trial. Additional long-term analyses on laboratory blood measures further reinforce that patients 6 years and older who take Dupixent do not require ongoing laboratory blood monitoring. Across age groups, researchers evaluated the response rates across a broad patient population, as well as the impact of Dupixent on disease extent and severity, quality of life and itch.
Dupixent is a fully human monoclonal antibody that inhibits the signaling of the interleukin-4 (IL-4) and interleukin-13 (IL-13) pathways and is not an immunosuppressant. It was invented using Regeneron’s proprietary VelocImmune® technology. IL-4 and IL-13 are key and central drivers of the type 2 inflammation that plays a major role in atopic dermatitis, asthma, chronic rhinosinusitis with nasal polyposis (CRSwNP) and eosinophilic esophagitis.
Abstracts to be presented at AAD VMX 2021 Abstracts presenting research on Dupixent and evaluation of efficacy, safety and impact on health-related quality of life include:
Pediatric efficacy and quality of life data
Abstract #27350: Dupilumab Improves Eczema Area and Severity Index Regional Scores Across All Anatomical Regions in Children Aged 6–11 Years with Severe Atopic Dermatitis (AD), Amy S. Paller
Abstract #27375: Dupilumab Provides Early and Sustained Improvement of Sleep Disturbance in Children ≥ 6 Years With Severe Atopic Dermatitis (AD) and Adolescents With Moderate-to-Severe AD, Amy S. Paller
Abstract #27389: Rapid and Sustained Improvement in Itch in Children Aged 6–11 Years With Severe Atopic Dermatitis (AD) Treated With Dupilumab: Analysis From the LIBERTY AD PEDS Phase 3 Trial, Amy S. Paller
Abstract #27394: Dupilumab Provides Clinically Meaningful Improvement in Atopic Dermatitis (AD) Signs, Symptoms, and Quality of Life in Children With Severe AD: Results From the LIBERTY AD PEDS Phase 3 Clinical Trial, Amy S. Paller
Abstract #27406: Dupilumab Improves Signs and Symptoms of Severe Atopic Dermatitis in Children Aged 6–11 Years With and Without Comorbid Asthma, Mark Boguniewicz
Abstract #27431: Dupilumab Treatment Improves Health-Related Quality of Life in Children Aged ≥6 to <12 Years With Severe Atopic Dermatitis, Alan Irvine
Adult efficacy data
Abstract #26839: Dupilumab With Topical Corticosteroids Results in Rapid and Sustained Improvement in Adults with Moderate-to-Severe Atopic Dermatitis Across All Anatomic Regions Over 52 Weeks, Andrew Blauvelt
Abstract #27571: Dupilumab Provides Clinically Meaningful Responses in Adults With Moderate-To-Severe Atopic Dermatitis (AD): Results From LIBERTY AD CHRONOS Study, Jonathan I. Silverberg
Abstract #26313: Efficacy and Safety of Dupilumab for up to 1 Year in a Phase 3 Open-Label Extension (OLE) Trial (LIBERTY AD PED-OLE) in Adolescents With Uncontrolled, Moderate-To-Severe Atopic Dermatitis (AD), Andrew Blauvelt
Abstract #26875: 52-Week Laboratory Safety Findings From an Open-Label Extension (OLE) Study of Dupilumab in Adolescent Patients With Atopic Dermatitis (LIBERTY AD PED-OLE), Michael J. Cork
Abstract #26880: Long-Term Efficacy and Safety Data for Dupilumab in a Phase 3, Open-Label Extension Trial (LIBERTY AD PED-OLE) in Patients Aged ≥6 to <12 Years With Uncontrolled, Moderate-to-Severe Atopic Dermatitis (AD), Michael J. Cork
Abstract #27419: Laboratory Safety of Long-Term Dupilumab Treatment in Adults With Moderate-to-Severe Atopic Dermatitis: Open-Label Extension (OLE) Study, Andrew Blauvelt
Abstract #27424: Infections in Adults with Moderate-to-Severe Atopic Dermatitis Treated with Dupilumab: Long-Term Data from an Open-Label Extension (OLE) Study, Andrew Blauvelt
Abstract #27434: Early Trends of Disease Improvement in Adult Patients With Atopic Dermatitis Treated With Dupilumab: Real-World Data From the PROSE Registry, Jerry Bagel
Abstracts presenting research on the burden, impact and care of atopic dermatitis include:
Abstract #27430: Worldwide Survey Shows That Atopic Dermatitis Is Associated with a High Disease Burden in Children, Stephan Weidinger
Abstract #27473: Worldwide Survey Shows That Atopic Dermatitis in Children is Associated with a Negative Impact on Their Families, Sebastien Barbarot
Abstract #28081: Strategies to Improve Quality of Atopic Dermatitis Care in the North America: Results from the Atopic Dermatitis Quality of Care (ADQoC) Initiative, Peter Lio
Abstracts to be presented at ESPD 2021 Abstracts related to the research for Dupixent and evaluation of efficacy, safety and impact on health-related quality of life include:
ESPD21-0326: Dupilumab Provides Clinically Meaningful Improvement in Atopic Dermatitis (AD) Signs, Symptoms, and Quality of Life in Children With Severe AD, Stephan Weidinger
ESPD21-0330: Dupilumab Improves EASI Regional Scores Across All Anatomical Regions in Children Aged ≥6–<12 Years With Severe Atopic Dermatitis, Michael J. Cork
ESPD21-0331: Rapid Itch Improvement in Children With Severe Atopic Dermatitis Treated With Dupilumab: A Phase 3 Subset Analysis, Gil Yosipovitch
ESPD21-0332: Dupilumab Significantly Improves Signs and Symptoms of Atopic Dermatitis Assessed by SCORAD in Children Aged ≥6 to <12 Years, Sebastien Barbarot
ESPD21-0334: Dupilumab Treatment Improves Health-Related Quality of Life in Children Aged ≥6 to <12 Years With Severe Atopic Dermatitis, Alan Irvine
ESPD21-0340: Dupilumab Improved Itch in Children Aged 6–11 Years With Severe Atopic Dermatitis: Analysis from the LIBERTY AD PEDS Trial, Amy S. Paller
ESPD21-0341: Dupilumab Treatment Improves Sleep in Children Aged ≥6 to <12 Years With Severe Atopic Dermatitis, Amy S. Paller
ESPD21-0335: Long-Term Efficacy and Safety of Dupilumab in a Phase 3, Open-Label Extension Trial in Children With Uncontrolled, Moderate-to-Severe Atopic Dermatitis, Michael J. Cork
ESPD21-0200: Increased Incidence of Conjunctivitis With Dupilumab Treatment in Adolescents Appears to be Specific to Atopic Dermatitis, Marjolein De Bruin-Weller
ESPD21-0308: Laboratory Safety of Dupilumab in Children Aged ≥6–<12 Years With Severe Atopic Dermatitis: Results From a Phase 3 Trial, Andreas Wollenberg
Results from a qualitative survey on the impact of atopic dermatitis
ESPD21-0322: AD-GAP: A Global, Cross-sectional, Qualitative Survey of Children/Adolescents Aged 6−17 Years With Moderate-to-Severe Atopic Dermatitis, Their Carers, and Physicians, Stephan Weidinger
About Dupixent Dupixent is approved in the U.S. to treat patients aged 6 years and older with moderate-to-severe atopic dermatitis that is not well controlled with prescription therapies used on the skin (topical), or who cannot use topical therapies; for use with other asthma medicines for the maintenance treatment of moderate-to-severe eosinophilic or oral steroid dependent asthma in patients aged 12 years and older whose asthma is not controlled with their current asthma medicines; and for use with other medicines for the maintenance treatment of CRSwNP in adults whose disease is not controlled.
Outside of the U.S., Dupixent is approved for specific patients with moderate-to-severe atopic dermatitis and certain patients with asthma in a number of other countries around the world, including those in the EU and Japan. Dupixent is also approved in the EU and Japan to treat certain adults with severe CRSwNP. Across all approved indications globally, more than 260,000 patients have been treated with Dupixent.
About Regeneron’s VelocImmune® Technology Regeneron’s VelocImmune technology utilizes a proprietary genetically engineered mouse platform endowed with a genetically humanized immune system to produce optimized fully human antibodies. When Regeneron’s co-Founder, President and Chief Scientific Officer George D. Yancopoulos was a graduate student with his mentor Frederick W. Alt in 1985, they were the first to envision making such a genetically humanized mouse, and Regeneron has spent decades inventing and developing VelocImmune and related VelociSuite® technologies. Dr. Yancopoulos and his team have used VelocImmune technology to create approximately a quarter of all original, FDA-approved fully human monoclonal antibodies currently available. This includes REGEN-COV™ (casirivimab with imdevimab), Dupixent® (dupilumab), Libtayo® (cemiplimab-rwlc), Praluent® (alirocumab), Kevzara® (sarilumab), Evkeeza™ (evinacumab-dgnb) and Inmazeb™ (atoltivimab, maftivimab and odesivimab-ebgn).
Dupilumab Development Program To date, dupilumab has been studied in more than 10,000 patients across 50 clinical trials in various chronic diseases driven by type 2 inflammation.
In addition to the currently approved indications, Regeneron and Sanofi are studying dupilumab in a broad range of diseases driven by type 2 inflammation or other allergic processes, including pediatric asthma (6 to 11 years of age, Phase 3), chronic obstructive pulmonary disease with evidence of type 2 inflammation (Phase 3), pediatric atopic dermatitis (6 months to 5 years of age, Phase 3), eosinophilic esophagitis (Phase 3), bullous pemphigoid (Phase 3), prurigo nodularis (Phase 3), chronic spontaneous urticaria (Phase 3), chronic inducible urticaria-cold (Phase 3), chronic rhinosinusitis without nasal polyposis (Phase 3), allergic fungal rhinosinusitis (Phase 3) and food allergies (Phase 2). These potential uses are under clinical investigation, and the safety and efficacy of dupilumab in these conditions have not been fully evaluated by any regulatory authority. Dupilumab is being jointly developed by Regeneron and Sanofi under a global collaboration agreement.
DUPIXENT is a prescription medicine used:
to treat people aged 6 years and older with moderate-to-severe atopic dermatitis (eczema) that is not well controlled with prescription therapies used on the skin (topical), or who cannot use topical therapies. DUPIXENT can be used with or without topical corticosteroids. It is not known if DUPIXENT is safe and effective in children with atopic dermatitis under 6 years of age.
with other asthma medicines for the maintenance treatment of moderate-to-severe eosinophilic or oral steroid dependent asthma in people aged 12 years and older whose asthma is not controlled with their current asthma medicines. DUPIXENT helps prevent severe asthma attacks (exacerbations) and can improve your breathing. DUPIXENT may also help reduce the amount of oral corticosteroids you need while preventing severe asthma attacks and improving your breathing. DUPIXENT is not used to treat sudden breathing problems. It is not known if DUPIXENT is safe and effective in children with asthma under 12 years of age.
with other medicines for the maintenance treatment of chronic rhinosinusitis with nasal polyposis (CRSwNP) in adults whose disease is not controlled. It is not known if DUPIXENT is safe and effective in children with chronic rhinosinusitis with nasal polyposis under 18 years of age.
IMPORTANT SAFETY INFORMATION FOR U.S. PATIENTS
Do not use if you are allergic to dupilumab or to any of the ingredients in DUPIXENT®.
Before using DUPIXENT, tell your healthcare provider about all your medical conditions, including if you:
have eye problems
have a parasitic (helminth) infection
are scheduled to receive any vaccinations. You should not receive a “live vaccine” if you are treated with DUPIXENT.
are pregnant or plan to become pregnant. It is not known whether DUPIXENT will harm your unborn baby.
There is a pregnancy exposure registry for women who take DUPIXENT during pregnancy to collect information about the health of you and your baby. Your healthcare provider can enroll you or you may enroll yourself. To get more information about the registry call 1–877-311-8972 or go to https://mothertobaby.org/ongoing-study/dupixent/.
are breastfeeding or plan to breastfeed. It is not known whether DUPIXENT passes into your breast milk.
Tell your healthcare provider about all the medicines you take, including prescription and over-the-counter medicines, vitamins and herbal supplements.
Especially tell your healthcare provider if you are taking oral, topical, or inhaled corticosteroid medicines; have asthma and use an asthma medicine; or have atopic dermatitis or CRSwNP, and also have asthma. Do not change or stop your corticosteroid medicine or other asthma medicine without talking to your healthcare provider. This may cause other symptoms that were controlled by the corticosteroid medicine or other asthma medicine to come back.
DUPIXENT can cause serious side effects, including:
Allergic reactions (hypersensitivity), including a severe reaction known as anaphylaxis. Stop using DUPIXENT and tell your healthcare provider or get emergency help right away if you get any of the following symptoms: breathing problems, fever, general ill feeling, swollen lymph nodes, swelling of the face, mouth and tongue, hives, itching, fainting, dizziness, feeling lightheaded (low blood pressure), joint pain, or skin rash.
Eye problems. Tell your healthcare provider if you have any new or worsening eye problems, including eye pain or changes in vision.
Inflammation of your blood vessels. Rarely, this can happen in people with asthma who receive DUPIXENT. This may happen in people who also take a steroid medicine by mouth that is being stopped or the dose is being lowered. It is not known whether this is caused by DUPIXENT. Tell your healthcare provider right away if you have: rash, shortness of breath, persistent fever, chest pain, or a feeling of pins and needles or numbness of your arms or legs.
The most common side effects by indication are as follows:
Atopic dermatitis: injection site reactions, eye and eyelid inflammation, including redness, swelling, and itching, and cold sores in your mouth or on your lips.
Asthma: injection site reactions, pain in the throat (oropharyngeal pain), and high count of a certain white blood cell (eosinophilia).
Chronic rhinosinusitis with nasal polyposis: injection site reactions, eye and eyelid inflammation, including redness, swelling, and itching, high count of a certain white blood cell (eosinophilia), trouble sleeping (insomnia), toothache, gastritis, and joint pain (arthralgia).
Tell your healthcare provider if you have any side effect that bothers you or that does not go away. These are not all the possible side effects of DUPIXENT. Call your doctor for medical advice about side effects. You are encouraged to report negative side effects of prescription drugs to the FDA. Visit www.fda.gov/medwatch, or call 1-800-FDA-1088.
Use DUPIXENT exactly as prescribed. Your healthcare provider will tell you how much DUPIXENT to inject and how often to inject it. DUPIXENT is an injection given under the skin (subcutaneous injection). If your healthcare provider decides that you or a caregiver can give DUPIXENT injections, you or your caregiver should receive training on the right way to prepare and inject DUPIXENT. Do not try to inject DUPIXENT until you have been shown the right way by your healthcare provider. In children 12 years of age and older, it is recommended that DUPIXENT be administered by or under supervision of an adult. In children younger than 12 years of age, DUPIXENT should be given by a caregiver.
About Regeneron Regeneron (NASDAQ: REGN) is a leading biotechnology company that invents life-transforming medicines for people with serious diseases. Founded and led for over 30 years by physician-scientists, our unique ability to repeatedly and consistently translate science into medicine has led to nine FDA-approved treatments and numerous product candidates in development, almost all of which were homegrown in our laboratories. Our medicines and pipeline are designed to help patients with eye diseases, allergic and inflammatory diseases, cancer, cardiovascular and metabolic diseases, pain, infectious diseases and rare diseases.
Regeneron is accelerating and improving the traditional drug development process through our proprietary VelociSuite technologies, such as VelocImmune, which uses unique genetically humanized mice to produce optimized fully human antibodies and bispecific antibodies, and through ambitious research initiatives such as the Regeneron Genetics Center, which is conducting one of the largest genetics sequencing efforts in the world.
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