07 October 2019 | News
Partnership to supply the No-carrier-added Lutetium-177, a key component of Betalutin for R&D, clinical and commercial uses
Nordic Nanovector ASA has signed a long-term global supply agreement with a subsidiary of ITM Isotopen Technologien München AG (ITM), Isotope Technologies Garching GmbH (ITG) to ensure the supply of high quality, no-carrier-added (n.c.a.) Lutetium-177, a key component of Betalutin® (177Lu-lilotomab-satetraxetan) for R&D, clinical and commercial uses.
ITM, a biotechnology and radiopharmaceutical group of companies and world-leader in the development and production of radiopharmaceuticals and radionuclides for the targeted treatment of cancers as well as for diagnostics, has been supplying n.c.a. Lutetium-177 (EndolucinBeta®) to Nordic Nanovector since 2010.
Marco Renoldi, Chief Operating Officer at Nordic Nanovector, said: "We are pleased to extend our collaboration with a long-time and reliable partner such as ITM. This global supply agreement is a key milestone in the implementation of our CMC (Chemistry, Manufacturing and Controls) strategy for gaining regulatory approval for Betalutin® and its subsequent commercial rollout, as it provides certainty of continued supply of n.c.a. Lutetium-177 during clinical development as well as after launch. The agreement with ITM, alongside other manufacturing supply and development agreements in place with specialist manufacturers at all stages of the manufacturing and supply chain for Betalutin® strengthens our confidence in the ability to deliver a reliable and sustainable supply chain in support of the launch of our lead asset."
Steffen Schuster, CEO of ITM, added: "Nordic Nanovector is one of our longstanding partners and we are delighted that Nordic Nanovector has reaffirmed their confidence through this long-term supply agreement for EndolucinBeta®. In addition to the development of our own pipeline, we have once again been able to gain a strategic partner for the development of targeted radiopharmaceuticals in Precision Oncology, thereby making a significant contribution to advancing a promising treatment option for difficult-to-treat cancers. With our manufacturing facilities around the world and our unrivaled logistics network, we feel well equipped to reliably meet our partners' needs and to enter into further strategic relationships."