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On January 4, 2024, NewAmsterdam Pharma Company N.V. issued a press release highlighting its strategic priorities and anticipated milestones for 2024. A copy of the press release is furnished as Exhibit 99.1 hereto.
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Dated: January 4, 2024
NewAmsterdam Pharma Announces 2024 Strategic Priorities
Positioned for three Phase 3 trial readouts over the next 18 months
Topline data expected from Phase 3 BROOKLYN trial in HeFH in 3Q 2024 and BROADWAY trial in ASCVD in 4Q 2024
Plan to initiate TANDEM, a pivotal Phase 3 trial evaluating obicetrapib and ezetimibe fixed-dose combination, in
1Q 2024; topline data expected in 1Q 2025
On-track to complete enrollment in Phase 3 PREVAIL CVOT in 1Q 2024; topline data expected in 2026
Well-capitalized with cash to support operations through BROADWAY, BROOKLYN, and PREVAIL readouts
Naarden, the Netherlands and Miami, USA; January 4, 2024 NewAmsterdam Pharma Company N.V. (Nasdaq: NAMS or NewAmsterdam or the Company), a clinical-stage biopharmaceutical company developing oral, non-statin medicines for patients at high risk of cardiovascular disease (CVD) with residual elevation of low-density lipoprotein cholesterol (LDL-C), for whom existing therapies are not sufficiently effective or well-tolerated, today provided an update on its clinical development programs and outlined its strategic priorities for 2024.
NewAmsterdam is entering 2024 on the precipice of a major transformation, with the potential to deliver significant benefit to patients globally and create value for our shareholders, said Michael Davidson, M.D., Chief Executive Officer of NewAmsterdam. In the year ahead, we are on track to report topline results from our first two pivotal Phase 3 trials of obicetrapib, BROOKLYN and BROADWAY. We are optimistic that these data will build on our prior Phase 2 trials, where we observed a robust impact on lipid and lipoprotein parameters believed to be predictive of CVD risk. We continue to believe that our oral small molecule, low-dose, once-daily CETP inhibitor, if approved, has the potential to become the preferred LDL-C lowering therapy for the millions of dyslipidemia patients who are underserved by existing therapies.
Dr. Davidson continued, In addition, in the first quarter, we expect to complete enrollment in PREVAIL, our cardiovascular outcomes trial, and initiate a fourth pivotal Phase 3 trial evaluating a fixed-dose combination of obicetrapib and ezetimibe, which was observed in our Phase 2 trial to reduce LDL-C by 63%. Taken together, we believe our comprehensive Phase 3 program will showcase obicetrapibs potential to help many more patients reach guideline-mandated LDL-C goals and, as a result, reduce suffering from major adverse cardiac events, while also providing physicians with multiple treatment options to optimize the care of each patient. We look forward to advancing our clinical program, while investing in our commercial organization and laying the groundwork for a successful global launch if obicetrapib receives the necessary marketing approvals.
Program Updates and Upcoming Milestones:
NewAmsterdam is developing obicetrapib, an oral, low-dose and once-daily cholesteryl ester transfer protein (CETP) inhibitor, as the preferred LDL-C lowering therapy to be used as an adjunct to maximally tolerated statin therapy for high-risk CVD patients. In 2023, NewAmsterdam reported positive, statistically significant and clinically meaningful data from two Phase 2 clinical trials of obicetrapib: the Phase 2 ROSE2 trial, which evaluated obicetrapib in combination with ezetimibe, and a Phase 2b dose-finding trial, which evaluated obicetrapib in Japanese patients. In total, the Company has completed six Phase 1 or 2 clinical trials and tested obicetrapib in over 800 patients. Statistically significant LDL-lowering was observed in each of the Companys completed Phase 2 clinical trials, combined with generally moderate side effects and no drug-related, treatment-emergent serious adverse events.
The Company is currently conducting three pivotal Phase 3 clinical trials of obicetrapib: BROOKLYN, BROADWAY and PREVAIL. In addition, the Company plans to initiate a fourth Phase 3 trial, TANDEM, evaluating a fixed-dose combination (FDC) of obicetrapib and ezetimibe.
BROOKLYN is evaluating obicetrapib in patients with heterozygous familial hypercholesterolemia (HeFH), whose LDL-C is not adequately controlled, despite being on maximally tolerated lipid-lowering therapy. The primary objective is to evaluate the effect of obicetrapib on LDL-C levels. Secondary objectives include evaluating the effect of obicetrapib on non-high-density lipoprotein cholesterol (non-HDL-C), apolipoprotein B (ApoB), and lipoprotein(a) (Lp(a)). The trial is also evaluating the safety and tolerability profile of obicetrapib. NewAmsterdam completed enrollment of approximately 350 patients in April 2023 and expects to report topline data in the third quarter of 2024.
BROADWAY is evaluating obicetrapib in adult patients with HeFH and/or established atherosclerotic cardiovascular disease (ASCVD), whose LDL-C is not adequately controlled, despite being on maximally tolerated lipid-lowering therapy. The primary objective is to evaluate the effect of obicetrapib on LDL-C levels at day 84. Secondary objectives include evaluating the effect of obicetrapib on ApoB, Lp(a), HDL-C, and non-HDL-C, at day 84, and on LDL-C levels at days 180 and 365. The trial is also evaluating the safety and tolerability of obicetrapib. NewAmsterdam completed enrollment of over 2,500 patients in July 2023 and expects to report topline data in the fourth quarter of 2024.
PREVAIL is a cardiovascular outcomes trial (CVOT) evaluating obicetrapib in patients with a history of ASCVD, whose LDL-C is not adequately controlled, despite being on maximally tolerated lipid-lowering therapy. The primarily objective is to evaluate the effect of obicetrapib on the risk of major adverse cardiovascular events, including cardiovascular death, non-fatal myocardial infraction, non-fatal stroke, or non-elective coronary revascularization. Secondary objectives include evaluating the effect of obicetrapib on all-cause mortality, total cardiovascular events, new-onset diabetes mellitus, and change in LDL-C, non-HDL-C, and ApoB levels. NewAmsterdam expects to complete patient enrollment in PREVAIL in the first quarter of 2024 and to report topline data in 2026.
TANDEM is designed as a pivotal Phase 3 clinical trial to evaluate obicetrapib as part of a FDC tablet with ezetimibe, a non-statin oral LDL-lowering therapy. The Company expects to initiate TANDEM in the first quarter of 2024 and to report topline data in the first quarter of 2025.
Also in 2023, NewAmsterdam reported positive initial data from a Phase 2a clinical trial evaluating obicetrapib in patients with early Alzheimers disease who carry at least one copy of the apolipoprotein E4 mutation. NewAmsterdam anticipates sharing the full results from this Phase 2a clinical trial in a forthcoming publication or in a presentation at a medical meeting.
Financial Guidance: Based on its current operating and development plans, NewAmsterdam believes that its existing cash will be sufficient to fund the Companys operations through 2026, beyond the anticipated readout of its three ongoing Phase 3 trials: BROADWAY, BROOKLYN and PREVAIL.
Obicetrapib is a novel, oral, low-dose CETP inhibitor that NewAmsterdam is developing to overcome the limitations of current LDL-lowering treatments. The Company believes that obicetrapib has the potential to be a once-daily oral CETP inhibitor for lowering LDL-C, if approved. In the Companys Phase 2b ROSE trial, obicetrapib demonstrated a 51% lowering of LDL-C from baseline at a 10 mg dose level on top of high-intensity statins and, in the Companys Phase 2 ROSE2 trial, the combination of a 10 mg dose of obicetrapib and a 10 mg dose of ezetimibe demonstrated a 63% lowering of LDL-C from baseline. In all five of the Companys Phase 2 trials, ROSE2, TULIP, ROSE, OCEAN, and TA-8995-203, evaluating obicetrapib as monotherapy or combination therapy, the Company observed statistically significant LDL-lowering combined with a side effect profile similar to that of placebo, including no increase in blood pressure or muscle related side effects. Obicetrapib has demonstrated strong tolerability in more than 800 patients with elevated lipid levels in NewAmsterdams clinical trials to date. The Company is conducting two Phase 3 pivotal trials, BROADWAY and BROOKLYN, to evaluate obicetrapib as a
monotherapy used as an adjunct to maximally tolerated lipid-lowering therapies to provide additional LDL-lowering for high-risk CVD patients. The Company began enrolling patients in BROADWAY in January 2022 and in BROOKLYN in July 2022 and completed enrollment of BROOKLYN in April 2023 and BROADWAY in July 2023. The Company also commenced the Phase 3 PREVAIL cardiovascular outcomes trial in March 2022, which is designed to assess the potential of obicetrapib to reduce occurrences of major adverse cardiovascular events, including cardiovascular death, non-fatal myocardial infarction, non-fatal stroke and non-elective coronary revascularization.
Based in the Netherlands, NewAmsterdam (Nasdaq: NAMS) is a clinical-stage biopharmaceutical company whose mission is to improve patient care in populations with metabolic diseases where currently approved therapies have not been sufficiently adequate or well tolerated. We seek to fill a significant unmet need for a safe, cost-effective and convenient LDL-lowering therapy as an adjunct to statins, a class of lipid-lowering medications that are the current standard of care for high-risk CVD patients with high cholesterol. NewAmsterdam is investigating obicetrapib, an oral, low-dose and once-daily CETP inhibitor, as the preferred LDL-C lowering therapy to be used as an adjunct to maximally tolerated statin therapy for high-risk CVD patients.
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