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Acticor Biotech Announces FDA Acceptance of IND Application for glenzocimab in Acute Ischemic Stroke

Paris, France, November 4, 2021 at 06:30 pm CET – ACTICOR BIOTECH (ISIN: FR0014005OJ5 – ALACT), a clinical stage biotechnology company involved in the acute phase of thrombotic diseases, today announces that the U.S Food and Drug Administration (FDA) has provided clearance for the initiation of a clinical trial in US with glenzocimab, a novel humanized monoclonal antibody fragment, for use in patients with acute ischemic stroke.

This active IND represents a significant milestone and marks the launch in the US of the Phase 2/3 clinical trial with glenzocimab in acute ischemic stroke as an add-on therapy to standard of care for this indication.

“The development of new therapeutic options for the treatment of the acute phase of ischemic stroke without increasing the bleeding risk, is a major medical need of the coming years. The FDA acceptance of an IND application for glenzocimab and the clinical program that will be conducted by Acticor Biotech in the US constitute important steps to offer new safe treatments to stroke patients” says Pr. James Grotta, M.D., Memorial Hermann Hospital, Texas Medical Center, Global Coordinating Investigator for ACTISAVE.

“We are very pleased with the achievement of this milestone which materializes our clinical objective stated at the time of our IPO which took place a few days ago, to enroll a first US patient in Q1 2022, following the enrollment of a first patient in Europe at the end of September 2021” concluded Gilles Avenard, Chief Executive Officer of Acticor Biotech.

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