POINT Biopharma Announces First Patients Dosed in Phase 3 Study of PNT2002 for mCRPC

INDIANAPOLIS, June 04, 2021 (GLOBE NEWSWIRE) -- POINT Biopharma Inc. (POINT), a global radiopharmaceutical company dedicated to successfully delivering precision radioligand therapy to cancer patients, today announced that it has successfully dosed multiple patients in its Phase 3 SPLASH study evaluating the efficacy of PNT2002, the Company’s investigational 177Lu-PSMA targeted radioligand therapy for patients with PSMA expressing metastatic castration resistant prostate cancer (mCRPC) who are not eligible for chemotherapy.

The Phase 3 SPLASH study is a multi-center, randomized, open label assessment of PNT2002 in patients with mCRPC who have progressed on ARAT therapy and refuse or not eligible for chemotherapy. The study will commence with a single-arm dosimetry lead-in and expects to enroll a total of approximately 450 patients across North America, Europe and the UK. Patients will be randomized 2:1 with patients in arm A receiving PNT2002 and patients in arm B receiving either Abiraterone or Enzalutamide. The primary endpoint of the study is radiographic progression-free survival (rPFS). Key secondary endpoints include overall response rate (ORR), overall survival (OS), and pharmacokinetics (PK).

“We are pleased to announce dosing of patients in our Phase 3 SPLASH study, which represents a significant milestone for POINT. I am very proud of the work our clinical and CMC teams have done to bring us to this stage and believe that this study holds the potential to demonstrate an improvement against the current standard of care for patients with little to no current therapeutic options,” said Joe McCann, Chief Executive Officer of POINT Biopharma. “It is exciting to be working on PSMA targeted radiopharmaceuticals, a technology which will likely continue to gain interest as results from studies like the VISION trial are published. We appreciate the collaboration and engagement from our trial investigators as well as the guidance from global key opinion leaders in the field.”

The first patients in the trial were dosed last month by Dr. Luke Nordquist, Urologic Medical Oncologist, Urology Cancer Center & GU Research Network, Omaha, Nebraska, and Dr. Ebrahim Delpassand, Nuclear Medicine Physician, Excel Diagnostics and Nuclear Oncology Center, Houston, Texas. “There is a significant unmet need for therapeutic alternatives with a novel mechanism of action for patients with PSMA expressing mCRPC, particularly in advance of chemotherapy. The current standard of care is not sufficient for patients with this aggressive form of cancer,” said Dr. Nordquist. “As a nuclear medicine physician with special interest in nuclear Oncology, I have seen an increasing demand and appreciation for this therapeutic modality and believe it holds much promise as the future of precision medicine,” added Dr. Delpassand.

Additional information on the Phase 3 SPLASH study can be found at https://www.clinicaltrials.gov/ct2/show/NCT04647526.

POINT Biopharma has entered into a definitive merger agreement with Research Alliance Corp. I (Nasdaq: RACA). Upon closing, the combined company is expected to be listed on Nasdaq under the ticker symbol “PNT”. A full description of the terms of the business combination can be found in a registration statement on Form S-4 filed with the SEC by RACA.

About POINT Biopharma
POINT Biopharma is a globally focused radiopharmaceutical company building a platform for the clinical development and commercialization of radioligands that fight cancer. POINT is combining a portfolio of best-in-class radiopharmaceutical assets, a seasoned management team, strategic partnerships in radioisotope supply, manufacturing technology and novel direct-to-patient targeting to revolutionize theragnostic drug development and radioligand commercialization. Learn more at https://www.pointbiopharma.com.

About Therapeutics Acquisition Corp, d/b/a Research Alliance Corp. I

Research Alliance Corp. I is sponsored by RA Capital Management, L.P., and is led by Chairman and CEO Peter Kolchinsky, PhD and CFO Matthew Hammond, PhD. RACA is a blank check company formed for the purpose of effecting a business combination with one or more businesses in the healthcare industry.

About RA Capital Management

RA Capital is a multi-stage investment manager dedicated to evidence-based investing in public and private healthcare and life science companies that are developing drugs, medical devices, and diagnostics. The flexibility of its strategy allows RA Capital to provide seed funding to startups and to lead private, IPO, and follow-on financings for its portfolio companies, allowing management teams to drive value creation from inception through commercialization.

Important Information About the Business Combination and Where to Find It

A full description of the terms of the business combination is provided in a registration statement on Form S-4 filed with the SEC by Therapeutics Acquisition Corp. d/b/a/ Research Alliance Corp. I (“RACA”), which includes a prospectus with respect to the Combined Company’s securities to be issued in connection with the business combination and a proxy statement with respect to the shareholder meeting of RACA to vote on the business combination. RACA urges its investors, shareholders and other interested persons to read the preliminary proxy statement/ prospectus as well as other documents filed with the SEC because these documents will contain important information about RACA, POINT and the business combination. After the registration statement is declared effective, the definitive proxy statement/prospectus to be included in the registration statement will be mailed to shareholders of RACA as of a record date to be established for voting on the proposed business combination. Shareholders will also be able to obtain a copy of the S-4, including the proxy statement/prospectus, and other documents filed with the SEC without charge, by directing a request to: Research Alliance Corp. I, Attn: Secretary, 200 Berkeley Group St, 18th floor, Boston, MA 02116. The preliminary and definitive proxy statement/prospectus to be included in the registration statement, once available, can also be obtained, without charge, at the SEC’s website (www.sec.gov).

Participants in the Solicitation 

RACA and POINT and their respective directors and executive officers may be considered participants in the solicitation of proxies with respect to the proposed business combination described in this press release under the rules of the SEC. Information about the directors and executive officers of RACA is set forth in RACA’s final prospectus for initial public offering filed with the SEC pursuant to Rule 424(b) of the Securities Act of 1933, as amended (the “Securities Act”) on July 9, 2020, and is available free of charge at the SEC’s website at www.sec.gov or by directing a request to: Research Alliance Corp. I, Attn: Secretary, 200 Berkeley Group St, 18th floor, Boston, MA 02116. Information regarding the persons who may, under the rules of the SEC, be deemed participants in the solicitation of the RACA shareholders in connection with the proposed business combination will be set forth in the registration statement containing the proxy statement/prospectus for the proposed business combination when it is filed with the SEC. These documents can be obtained free of charge from the sources indicated above.


This press release is not a proxy statement or solicitation of a proxy, consent or authorization with respect to any securities or in respect of the proposed business combination and shall not constitute an offer to sell or a solicitation of an offer to buy any securities nor shall there be any sale of securities in any state or jurisdiction in which such offer, solicitation, or sale would be unlawful prior to registration or qualification under the securities laws of any such state or jurisdiction. No offer of securities shall be made except by means of a prospectus meeting the requirements of the Securities Act.

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