Kitov Pharma (KTOV)
Market Cap: $16 Million
Cash $17 Million
Shares Out: 10.6 Million
Kitov Announces FDA Acceptance of NDA for KIT-302..........October 3, 2017
KIT-302 is a Treatment for Hypertension and Osteoarthritis Pain.
KIT-302 is a fixed dose combination drug comprised of the nonsteroidal anti-inflammatory drug (NSAID)celecoxib, and the well-known antihypertensive agent, amlodipine besylate. Celecoxib monotherapy often leads to hypertension, which if uncontrolled, can increase the risk of heart attack and stroke. KIT-302 is designed to provide a solution for physicians who avoid prescribing NSAIDs for osteoarthritis pain due to their hypertensive side effects. There is currently no single drug for the treatment of pain and hypertension, so, if approved, KIT-302 could be a unique product in the multibillion-dollar osteoarthritis market.
Expected Upcoming Milestones
¦Additional marketing agreements for the distribution of KIT-302
¦Q4 2017 – Top-line results from Phase III kidney function trial.
¦Q2 2018 – Expected FDA approval decision for KIT-302.
Presentation June 2017
KIT-302 is a combination drug that treats osteoarthritis pain and hypertension simultaneously
Primary efficacy endpoint achieved Lead drug candidate KIT-302 achieved its primary efficacy endpoint in a pivotal Phase III trial
Marketing potential Pipeline candidates address large, multi-billion dollar markets Kitov Received a $2 Million Filing Waiver from FDA
Kitov Pharmaceuticals Holdings Ltd. (NASDAQ: KTOV, TASE: KTOV), an innovative biopharmaceutical company, announced today that the U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA) has granted Kitov a waiver related to the $2,038,100 New Drug Application (NDA 210045) filing fee for KIT-302. KIT-302 is Kitov's patented combination of Amlodipine Besylate-Celecoxib tablets, intended to treat osteoarthritis pain and hypertension simultaneously.
Kitov’s current pipeline products, KIT-301 and KIT-302, are combination drugs that treat OA pain and HTN simultaneously. In December 2015, KIT-302 successfully achieved the primary efficacy endpoint for its Phase III clinical trial. In August 2016, the United States Patent Office issued a patent covering KIT-302.
Of the 27 million Americans with OA, 50% also suffer from HTN, which is also a common side effect of stand-alone OA drugs. With no single medication currently treating both conditions, KIT-301 and KIT-302 are targeting this multi-billion dollar market.
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“KIT-302 has the potential to address the multi-billion dollar market for the treatment of osteoarthritis pain and hypertension with one drug that reduces patients’ risk of suffering a heart attack or stroke, while also reducing cost for payers. There is currently no single medication on the market that treats both osteoarthritis pain and hypertension and thus, KIT-302 will be the only NSAID indicated both to treat pain and to reduce the risk of heart attack, stroke and death.”
Pain medications for osteoarthritis account for billions of dollars in annual sales globally. Most pain medications for osteoarthritis, including celecoxib which had global sales of $2.7 billion in 2014, are non-steroidal anti-inflammatory drugs (NSAIDs) which have the side effect of elevating blood pressure, and increasing the risk of heart attacks, strokes and death. Of the 27 million Americans who live with osteoarthritis, 13.5 million also suffer from hypertension, which also increases the risk of heart attack, stroke, and death.
Dec. 17, 2015 : Kitov Pharmaceuticals Reports Additional Data from its Phase III Trial on the Beneficial Blood Pressure Effects of KIT-302
November 20, 2015 : Kitov Pharmaceuticals Holdings Announces Pricing of U.S. Initial Public Offering and NASDAQ Listing
October 21, 2015 : Kitov Pharma Announces Completion of Patient Recruitment for the Phase III Clinical Trial for KIT-302