– Expands Blueprint Medicines’ lung cancer pipeline with LNG-451, a highly selective brain-penetrant precision therapy targeting EGFR exon 20 insertion mutations
– Investigational New Drug application for LNG-451 submitted to U.S. FDA by Lengo Therapeutics in December
Blueprint Medicines Corporation (NASDAQ: BPMC) today announced that the company has successfully completed its previously announced acquisition of Lengo Therapeutics and lead compound LNG-451, a potential best-in-class oral precision therapy in development for the treatment of non-small cell lung cancer (NSCLC) in patients with EGFR exon 20 insertion mutations. An investigational new drug (IND) application for LNG-451 was submitted to the U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA) by Lengo Therapeutics in December 2021.
“The acquisition of Lengo Therapeutics and its lead candidate LNG-451 enables Blueprint Medicines to expand our pipeline in lung cancer and harness our experience and expertise to advance precision oncology therapies for the patients who need them,” said Fouad Namouni, M.D., President of Research & Development. “I want to thank the Lengo Therapeutics team, again for their work to advance the highly selective therapeutic candidate LNG-451, but also for completing the IND submission with a continued sense of urgency. Pending FDA clearance of the application, we plan to advance LNG-451 into the clinic in the first quarter of 2022.”
As previously disclosed, under the terms of the agreement, Blueprint Medicines acquired Lengo Therapeutics for $250 million in cash plus up to $215 million in additional potential payments based on the achievement of certain regulatory approval and sales-based milestones.
About Blueprint Medicines
Blueprint Medicines is a global precision therapy company that invents life-changing therapies for people with cancer and hematologic disorders. Applying an approach that is both precise and agile, we create medicines that selectively target genetic drivers, with the goal of staying one step ahead across stages of disease. Since 2011, we have leveraged our research platform, including expertise in molecular targeting and world-class drug design capabilities, to rapidly and reproducibly translate science into a broad pipeline of precision therapies. Today, we are delivering approved medicines directly to patients in the United States and Europe, and we are globally advancing multiple programs for genomically defined cancers, systemic mastocytosis, and cancer immunotherapy.
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