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NORGINE’S PLENVU® (NER1006) RECEIVES APPROVAL IN GERMANY FOR BOWEL CLEANSING IN ADULTS PRIOR TO ANY PROCEDURE REQUIRING A CLEAN BOWEL
- PLENVU® is the first 1-litre PEG bowel preparation,,
- PLENVU® is superior to MOVIPREP® in providing high-quality cleansing in the colon ascendens – an important area for adenoma detection
Amsterdam, The Netherlands, Thursday 8 February 2018, 13:00 CET. Norgine B.V. today announced that the marketing authorisation for PLENVU® for bowel cleansing in adults prior to any procedure requiring a clean bowel, has been granted by the German regulatory authority. The approval was granted under the European decentralised procedure, with the UK as reference state. Norgine anticipates launch of PLENVU® in Germany later this year.
PLENVU® is now approved for use in Australia, Austria, Belgium, Croatia, Denmark, Finland, France, Hungary, Iceland, Ireland, Italy, Norway, Portugal, Romania, The Netherlands and in the UK (using the trademark PLEINVUE™ in Austria and The Netherlands).
PLENVU® is already commercially available in the UK and Belgium.
PLENVU® is a novel, low volume (1-litre) polyethylene glycol (PEG) 3350-based bowel preparation that has been developed by Norgine to provide whole bowel cleansing.
PLENVU® provides superior high-quality bowel cleansing efficacy (in at least one segment of the colon) compared to two widely used alternative bowel preparations: sodium picosulfate and magnesium salt solution (CITRAFLEET®) and 2-litre PEG with ascorbate (MOVIPREP®).
The approvals were based on data from the Phase III clinical trial programme, consisting of three multicentre, randomised, parallel group studies:
- MORA study. A European study that compared NER1006 versus a 2 litre PEG with ascorbate bowel cleansing solution (MOVIPREP®) using a 2-day split-dosing regimen and a 1-day morning split-dosing regimen in adults. The study met both primary endpoints: when administered using either dosing regimen, NER1006 was as effective as MOVIPREP® in achieving overall bowel cleansing success, and superior to MOVIPREP® in achieving ‘Excellent plus Good’ cleansing of the colon ascendens using the Harefield Cleansing Scale (HCS).
- NOCT study. A US study that compared NER1006 versus a trisulfate bowel cleansing solution using a 2-day split-dosing regimen in adults. Both primary endpoints were met: NER1006 was as effective as a trisulfate solution in achieving overall bowel cleansing success and ‘Excellent plus Good’ cleansing of the colon ascendens.
- DAYB study. A European study that compared NER1006 versus a sodium picosulfate and magnesium salt solution using a day before split-dosing regimen in adults. The study met both primary endpoints: NER1006 was as effective as sodium picosulfate and magnesium salt solution at achieving overall bowel cleansing success and ‘Excellent plus Good’ cleansing of the colon ascendens.
PLENVU® (NER1006) demonstrated an acceptable safety profile in the NOCT, MORA, and DAYB phase III studies.
Colonoscopy is a vital screening procedure to detect lesions. Colorectal cancer is the second most common cause of cancer-related mortality in Europe, with 447,000 new diagnoses every year.
Norgine manufactures PLENVU® and commercialises the product through its infrastructure in Europe and Australia and through its commercial partners in the rest of the world.
Notes to Editors:
PLENVU® (NER1006) is a novel, low-volume (1-litre) PEG-based bowel preparation for cleansing of the colon in preparation of colonoscopy. Effective bowel preparation is an important factor for a successful colonoscopy and for detecting adenomas and polyps. Visualisation of the ascending colon is important because adenomas and polyps in this area are often more difficult to see than those in other areas of the colon.
Norgine is a leading European specialist pharmaceutical company with a direct commercial presence in all major European markets. In 2016, Norgine’s total revenue was EUR 368 million. Norgine employs over 1,000 people across its commercial, development and manufacturing operations and manages all aspects of product development, production, marketing, sale and supply.
Norgine specialises in gastroenterology, hepatology, cancer and supportive care.
Norgine is headquartered in the Netherlands. Norgine owns a R&D site in Hengoed, Wales and two manufacturing sites in Hengoed, Wales and Dreux, France.
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