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スペソリマブ (遺伝子組換え)

Mol weight145878.0547
Antipsoriatic, Anti-IL-36 receptor antagonist

fda approved 2022/9/1, spevigo

BI 655130; Spesolimab-sbzo

  • OriginatorBoehringer Ingelheim
  • ClassAnti-inflammatories; Antipsoriatics; Monoclonal antibodies; Skin disorder therapies
  • Mechanism of ActionInterleukin 36 receptor antagonists
  • Orphan Drug StatusYes – Generalised pustular psoriasis
  • RegisteredGeneralised pustular psoriasis
  • Phase II/IIIUlcerative colitis
  • Phase IICrohn’s disease; Hidradenitis suppurativa; Palmoplantar pustulosis
  • DiscontinuedAtopic dermatitis
  • 01 Sep 2022First global approval – Registered for Generalised pustular psoriasis in USA (IV)
  • 01 Sep 2022Adverse events data from the Effisayil 1 phase II trial in Generalised pustular psoriasis released by Boehringer Ingelheim
  • 03 Aug 2022Boehringer Ingelheim anticipates regulatory approval in Generalised pustular psoriasis by 2022

Spesolimab (BI 655130) is a humanised monoclonal antibody, being developed by Boehringer Ingelheim, for the treatment of generalised pustular psoriasis, Crohn’s disease, palmoplantar pustulosis, ulcerative colitis and hidradenitis suppurativa.

What causes Palmoplantar Pustulosis?

Researchers have found some possible causes including smoking, infections, certain medications and genetics. Smoking: Many patients who have PPP are smokers or have smoked in the past. Smoking may cause sweat glands to become inflamed, especially on the hands and feet, which causes pustules to form.

FDA approves the first treatment option for generalized pustular psoriasis flares in adults

  • More than half of patients treated with SPEVIGO® (spesolimab-sbzo) injection, for intravenous use showed no visible pustules one week after receiving treatment
  • Spesolimab is a monoclonal antibody that inhibits interleukin-36 (IL-36) signaling

Ridgefield, Conn., September 1, 2022 – Boehringer Ingelheim announced today the U.S. Food and Drug Administration has approved SPEVIGO, the first approved treatment option for generalized pustular psoriasis (GPP) flares in adults. SPEVIGO is a novel, selective antibody that blocks the activation of the interleukin-36 receptor (IL-36R), a key part of a signaling pathway within the immune system shown to be involved in the cause of GPP.

“GPP flares can greatly impact a patient’s life and lead to serious, life-threatening complications,” said Mark Lebwohl, M.D., lead investigator and publication author, and Dean for Clinical Therapeutics, Icahn School of Medicine at Mount Sinai, Kimberly and Eric J. Waldman Department of Dermatology, New York. “The approval of SPEVIGO is a turning point for dermatologists and clinicians. We now have an FDA-approved treatment that may help make a difference for our patients who, until now, have not had any approved options to help manage GPP flares.”

Distinct from plaque psoriasis, GPP is a rare and potentially life-threatening neutrophilic skin disease, which is characterized by flares (episodes of widespread eruptions of painful, sterile pustules). In the United States, it is estimated that 1 out of every 10,000 people has GPP. Given that it is so rare, recognizing the signs and symptoms can be challenging and consequently lead to delays in diagnosis.

“This important approval reflects our successful efforts to accelerate our research with the aim to bring innovative treatments faster to the people most in need,” said Carinne Brouillon, Member of the Board of Managing Directors, responsible for Human Pharma, Boehringer Ingelheim. “We recognize how devastating this rare skin disease can be for patients, their families and caregivers. GPP can be life-threatening and until today there have been no specific approved therapies for treating the devastating GPP flares. It makes me proud that with the approval of SPEVIGO we can now offer the first U.S. approved treatment option for those in need.” 

In the 12-week pivotal Effisayil 1 clinical trial, patients experiencing a GPP flare (N=53) were treated with SPEVIGO or placebo. After one week, patients treated with SPEVIGO showed no visible pustules (54%) compared to placebo (6%). 

In Effisayil 1, the most common adverse reactions (≥5%) in patients that received SPEVIGO were asthenia and fatigue, nausea and vomiting, headache, pruritus and prurigo, infusion site hematoma and bruising, and urinary tract infection.

“GPP can have an enormous impact on patients’ physical and emotional wellbeing. With the FDA approval of this new treatment, people living with GPP now have hope in knowing that there is an option to help treat their flares,” said Thomas Seck, M.D., Senior Vice President, Medicine and Regulatory Affairs, Boehringer Ingelheim. “SPEVIGO represents Boehringer Ingelheim’s commitment to delivering meaningful change for patients living with serious diseases with limited treatment options.”

SPEVIGO is indicated for the treatment of GPP flares in adults. SPEVIGO is contraindicated in patients with severe or life-threatening hypersensitivity to spesolimab-sbzo or to any of the excipients in SPEVIGO. Reactions have included drug reaction with eosinophilia and systemic symptoms (DRESS).

What is SPEVIGO?
SPEVIGO is a prescription medicine used to treat generalized pustular psoriasis (GPP) flares in adults. It is not known if SPEVIGO is safe and effective in children.

U.S. FDA grants Priority Review for spesolimab for the treatment of flares in patients with generalized pustular psoriasis (GPP), a rare, life-threatening skin disease

December 15, 2021 – Boehringer Ingelheim today announced that the U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA) has accepted a Biologics License Application (BLA) and granted Priority Review for spesolimab for the treatment of generalized pustular psoriasis (GPP) flares. 

FDA grants Priority Review to applications for medicines that, if approved, would offer significant improvement over available options in the safety or effectiveness of the treatment, diagnosis, or prevention of serious conditions. The FDA has granted spesolimab Orphan Drug Designation for the treatment of GPP, and Breakthrough Therapy Designation for spesolimab for the treatment of GPP flares in adults.

“The FDA acceptance of our filing for spesolimab is a critical step in our efforts to bring this first-in-class treatment to people living with GPP,” said Matt Frankel, M.D., Vice President, Clinical Development and Medical Affairs, Specialty Care, Boehringer Ingelheim. “There is an urgent unmet need for an approved treatment option that can rapidly clear painful GPP flares.”

GPP is a rare, life-threatening neutrophilic skin disease, which is distinct from plaque psoriasis. It is characterized by episodes of widespread eruptions of painful, sterile pustules (blisters of non-infectious pus). There is a high unmet need for treatments that can rapidly and completely resolve the signs and symptoms of GPP flares. Flares greatly affect a person’s quality of life and can lead to hospitalization with serious complications, including heart failure, renal failure, sepsis, and death.

About spesolimab
Spesolimab is a novel, humanized, selective antibody that blocks the activation of the interleukin-36 receptor (IL-36R), a signaling pathway within the immune system shown to be involved in the pathogeneses of several autoimmune diseases, including GPP. Spesolimab is also under investigation for the prevention of GPP flares and for the treatment of other neutrophilic skin diseases, such as palmoplantar pustulosis (PPP) and hidradenitis suppurativa (HS).

About generalized pustular psoriasis (GPP)
GPP is a rare, heterogenous and potentially life-threatening neutrophilic skin disease, which is clinically distinct from plaque psoriasis. GPP is caused by neutrophils (a type of white blood cell) accumulating in the skin, resulting in painful, sterile pustules all over the body. The clinical course varies, with some patients having a relapsing disease with recurrent flares, and others having a persistent disease with intermittent flares. While the severity of GPP flares can vary, if left untreated they can be life-threatening due to complications such as sepsis and multisystem organ failure. This chronic, systemic disease has a substantial quality of life impact for patients and healthcare burden. GPP has a varied prevalence across different geographical regions and more women are affected than men.

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Boehringer Ingelheim
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