World News: 09:00 GMT Wednesday 12th June 2019. [BeiGene, LTD. via Globe Newswire via SPi World News]
CAMBRIDGE, Mass. and BEIJING, China, June 12, 2019 (GLOBE NEWSWIRE) -- BeiGene, Ltd. (NASDAQ: BGNE; HKEX: 06160), a commercial-stage biopharmaceutical company focused on developing and commercializing innovative molecularly-targeted and immuno-oncology drugs for the treatment of cancer, today announced upcoming data in three oral presentations and one poster presentation on its investigational BTK inhibitor zanubrutinib at the 15 International Conference on Malignant Lymphoma (ICML), taking place June 18-22, 2019 in Lugano, Switzerland. The company will also host an investor conference call and webcast of mid-2019 clinical data updates on Thursday, June 20 at 8:00 a.m. EDT.
BeiGene will host a conference call and webcast on Thursday, June 20 at 8:00 a.m. EDT. Investors and analysts are invited to join the conference call using the following dial-in information:
A live webcast of the conference call can be accessed from the investors section of BeiGene’s website at or . An archived replay will be available two hours after the event for 90 days.
Zanubrutinib (BGB-3111) is an investigational small molecule inhibitor of Bruton’s tyrosine kinase (BTK) discovered by BeiGene scientists that is currently being evaluated in a broad pivotal clinical program globally as a monotherapy and in combination with other therapies to treat various B-cell malignancies.
Clinical trials of zanubrutinib include a fully-enrolled, global Phase 3 clinical trial in patients with Waldenström macroglobulinemia (WM) comparing zanubrutinib to ibrutinib, currently the only approved BTK inhibitor for WM; a global Phase 3 clinical trial in patients with previously untreated chronic lymphocytic leukemia (CLL)/small lymphocytic lymphoma (SLL); a pivotal Phase 2 trial in patients with relapsed/refractory (R/R) follicular lymphoma in combination with GAZYVA(obinutuzumab); a pivotal Phase 2 trial in patients with R/R marginal zone lymphoma (MZL); a Phase 3 trial comparing zanubrutinib to ibrutinib in patients with R/R CLL/SLL; and a global Phase 1 trial. In China, BeiGene has completed two pivotal Phase 2 clinical trials of zanubrutinib in patients with MCL and CLL/SLL and the enrollment in the pivotal Phase 2 clinical trials in patients with WM.
Zanubrutinib has been granted by the U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA) Fast Track designation for the treatment of patients with WM, and Breakthrough Therapy designation for the treatment of adult patients with MCL who have received at least one prior therapy. The NDAs in China for R/R MCL and R/R CLL/SLL have been accepted by the China National Medical Products Administration (NMPA) and granted priority review.
BeiGene is a global, commercial-stage, research-based biotechnology company focused on molecularly-targeted and immuno-oncology cancer therapeutics. With a team of approximately 2,400 employees in China, the United States, Australia and Europe, BeiGene is advancing a pipeline consisting of novel oral small molecules and monoclonal antibodies for cancer. BeiGene is also working to create combination solutions aimed to have both a meaningful and lasting impact on cancer patients. BeiGene markets ABRAXANE (nanoparticle albumin–bound paclitaxel), REVLIMID (lenalidomide), and VIDAZA (azacitidine) in China under a license from Celgene Corporation.
Globe Newswire: 09:00 GMT Wednesday 12th June 2019
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