BDDrFVIII is a B-domain deleted recombinant factor VIII (rFVIII) product for haemophilia A. Manufacture uniquely includes purification chromatography by synthetic-affinity ligand rather than murine-based monoclonal antibody, as well as an albumin-free cell culture process. BDDrFVIII was studied in 204 patients, including 62 subjects <16years old, in two studies. A double-blind, randomized, pharmacokinetic (PK) crossover study, utilizing a central laboratory assay (one-stage (OS)) for both drug potency assignment and plasma FVIII-activity measurements, demonstrated that BDDrFVIII was PK-equivalent to a full-length rFVIII. Favourable efficacy and safety were observed: during defined routine prophylaxis in a patient population significant for preexisting target joints, nearly half (45.7%) of patients had no bleeding, and a low-annualized bleed rate (ABR) was achieved (median 1.9); 92.5% of haemorrhages (n = 187) required ≤2 infusions. Three subjects (1.5%, across both studies) developed de novo inhibitors (low-titre, transient), and the primary safety endpoint, based on a prospective Bayesian analysis, demonstrated the absence of neoantigenicity for BDDrFVIII. The PK-equivalence, based on central testing to align test and reference articles, and the novel Bayesian analysis of inhibitor safety in these investigations reflect robust experimental designs with relevance to future studies. This extensive dataset demonstrates the safety and efficacy of BDDrFVIII for haemophilia A.
- Factor VIII
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