Delcath Systems, Inc. Announces Additional $35 Million in Funding Tied to the FDA Approval of HEPZATO KIT™
The FDA approval and additional financing triggers an extension of the interest-only period from September 30, 2023, to December 31, 2023, for an existing loan agreement with Avenue Venture Opportunities Fund, L.P.
"With the exercise of these warrants we have, as planned, accessed adequate capital to fund the commercial launch of HEPZATO KIT without adding to our fully diluted share count," said Gerard Michel, Delcath's Chief Executive Officer. Mr. Michel continued, "We can now focus on providing access to HEPZATO KIT to uveal melanoma patients as well as expanding our development efforts to treat other liver dominant cancers."
The Company plans to have commercial product available for uveal melanoma patients by the end of 2023. Until that time patients will continue to be enrolled and treated at Expanded Access Program (EAP) sites.
About HEPZATO KIT
HEPZATO KIT is a liver-directed treatment for adult patients with metastatic uveal melanoma (mUM) with unresectable hepatic metastases affecting less than 50% of the liver and no extrahepatic disease, or extrahepatic disease limited to the bone, lymph nodes, subcutaneous tissues, or lung that is amenable to resection or radiation.
HEPZATO KIT is a combination product that administers HEPZATO (melphalan), a well-known and long-approved chemotherapeutic agent, directly to the liver through Delcath's novel Hepatic Delivery System (HDS), which permits higher drug exposure in target tissues while limiting systemic toxicity. The use of the HDS allows a healthcare provider team to surgically isolate the liver while the hepatic venous blood is filtered during melphalan infusion and subsequent washout during a Percutaneous Hepatic Perfusion (PHP) procedure. PHP, which can only be performed with Delcath's HDS, resulting in loco-regional delivery of a relatively high melphalan dose.
Please see the full Prescribing Information, including BOXED WARNING for the HEPZATO KIT.
Important Safety Information
Patients eligible for HEPZATO should NOT have any of the following medical conditions:
- Active intracranial metastases or brain lesions with a propensity to bleed
- Liver failure, portal hypertension, or known varices at risk for bleeding
- Surgery or medical treatment of the liver in the previous 4 weeks
- Active cardiac conditions including unstable or severe angina or myocardial infarction), worsening or new-onset congestive heart failure, significant arrhythmias, or severe valvular disease
- History of allergies or known hypersensitivity to melphalan or a component or material utilized within the HEPZATO KIT including natural rubber latex, heparin, and severe hypersensitivity to iodinated contrast not controlled by antihistamines and steroids
Most common adverse reactions or laboratory abnormalities occurring with HEPZATO treatment are thrombocytopenia, fatigue, anemia, nausea, musculoskeletal pain, leukopenia, abdominal pain, neutropenia, vomiting, increased alanine aminotransferase, prolonged activated partial thromboplastin time, increased alkaline phosphatase, increased aspartate aminotransferase and dyspnea.
Severe peri-procedural complications including hemorrhage, hepatocellular injury, and thromboembolic events may occur via hepatic intra-arterial administration of HEPZATO. HEPZATO is available only through a restricted program under a Risk Evaluation and Mitigation Strategy called the HEPZATO KIT REMS. Myelosuppression with resulting severe infection, bleeding, or symptomatic anemia may occur with HEPZATO. Additional cycles of HEPZATO therapy will be delayed until blood counts have improved.
About Delcath Systems, Inc.
Delcath Systems, Inc. is an interventional oncology company focused on the treatment of primary and metastatic liver cancers. The Company's proprietary products, HEPZATO KIT (melphalan for Injection/Hepatic Delivery System), approved for use in
Forward Looking Statements
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