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Telix Submits NDA for New Prostate Cancer Imaging Agent

MELBOURNE, Australia, May 27, 2024 /PRNewswire/ — Telix Pharmaceuticals Limited (ASX: TLX, Telix, the Company) today announces it has submitted a New Drug Application (NDA) to the United States (U.S.) Food and Drug Administration (FDA) for TLX007-CDx, a new and proprietary cold kit (“Kit”) for the preparation of PSMA-PET imaging[1] for prostate cancer.

Subject to regulatory approval, this Kit will enable use of a PSMA imaging product with a considerably extended distribution profile compared to currently approved gallium-68 (68Ga) PSMA-PET imaging agents. The Kit’s innovative properties are designed to facilitate more flexible production, including with 68Ga sourced from both newer high activity generators and cyclotrons powered by the ARTMS® QUANTM Irradiation System™[2] and GE FASTlab™[3] solid and liquid target production system. The Company believes this will further expand the availability, distribution and scheduling flexibility of PSMA-PET imaging.

Despite the commercial availability of PSMA-PET imaging agents in the U.S., access is still severely limited for underserved patient demographics in many regions. This most notably impacts African Americans[4] and Veterans[5], who already experience much higher incidence rates of prostate cancer, including late-stage presentation, than the general population.

Telix’s new investigational prostate cancer imaging product is intended to address the unmet needs of patients, referrers and health care professionals, and expand patient reach using Telix’s established nuclear pharmacy distribution partnerships and industry-leading on-time reliability.

PSMA-PET imaging represents a major advancement in prostate cancer management and in the U.S. has replaced conventional imaging methods (bone scan, CT scan) as the standard of care after initial diagnosis and biochemical recurrence[6]. Despite this major medical advancement, only a relatively small fraction of the 3.4 million men living with prostate cancer in America have undergone a PSMA-PET imaging scan[7],[8].

Mike Crosby, Founder and CEO Veterans Prostate Cancer Awareness (VPCa) stated, “Even in some of the most populous U.S. states, access to PSMA-PET imaging can be highly variable. Patients in rural areas of the country often bear the extra burden of long-distance travel, extended time off work, and increased out of pocket costs to access medical services. All of these factors contribute to ‘financial toxicity’ as well as challenges in accessing proper care commonly associated with cancer treatment. If approved by the FDA, this new product will have a significant impact on prostate cancer patients, physicians, and their caregivers by helping to eliminate the inequity of access to PSMA-PET agents, and increase the ability to accurately diagnose cancer early, reducing the cost of care, and increasing the probability of patients’ survival.”

Dr Christian Behrenbruch, Managing Director and Group CEO of Telix stated, “The scheduling flexibility and accessibility, along with the excellent clinical performance of 68Ga-based PSMA-PET imaging, has enabled Telix to drive rapid geographic expansion of PSMA-PET imaging with our first product Illuccix®. A core value of our Company is the commitment to improving access to medicine and delivering clinical utility that will benefit patients, very much reflected in the development of this exciting new product. We believe this is particularly important as demand for PSMA-PET imaging is forecast to grow significantly over the coming decade.”

About Telix Pharmaceuticals Limited

Telix is a biopharmaceutical company focused on the development and commercialisation of diagnostic and therapeutic radiopharmaceuticals and associated medical devices. Telix is headquartered in Melbourne, Australia, with international operations in the United States, Europe (Belgium and Switzerland), and Japan. Telix is developing a portfolio of clinical and commercial stage products that aims to address significant unmet medical needs in oncology and rare diseases. Telix is listed on the Australian Securities Exchange (ASX: TLX).

Telix’s lead imaging product, gallium-68 (68Ga) gozetotide injection (also known as 68Ga PSMA-11 and marketed under the brand name Illuccix®), has been approved by the U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA)[9], by the Australian Therapeutic Goods Administration (TGA) [10], and by Health Canada[11]. No other Telix product has received a marketing authorisation in any jurisdiction.

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Telix Investor Relations
Ms. Kyahn Williamson
Telix Pharmaceuticals Limited
SVP Investor Relations and Corporate Communications

This announcement has been authorised for release by the Telix Pharmaceuticals Limited Disclosure Committee on behalf of the Board.

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The information contained in this announcement is not intended to be an offer for subscription, invitation or recommendation with respect to shares of Telix Pharmaceuticals Limited (Telix) in any jurisdiction, including the United States. No representation or warranty, express or implied, is made in relation to the accuracy or completeness of the information contained or opinions expressed in the course of this announcement. The information contained in this announcement is subject to change without notification.

This announcement may contain forward-looking statements that relate to anticipated future events, financial performance, plans, strategies or business developments. Forward-looking statements can generally be identified by the use of words such as “may”, “expect”, “intend”, “plan”, “estimate”, “anticipate”, “outlook”, “forecast” and “guidance”, or other similar words. Forward-looking statements involve known and unknown risks, uncertainties and other factors that may cause our actual results, levels of activity, performance or achievements to differ materially from any future results, levels of activity, performance or achievements expressed or implied by these forward-looking statements. Forward-looking statements are based on the Company’s good-faith assumptions as to the financial, market, regulatory and other risks and considerations that exist and affect the Company’s business and operations in the future and there can be no assurance that any of the assumptions will prove to be correct. In the context of Telix’s business, forward-looking statements may include, but are not limited to, statements about: the initiation, timing, progress and results of Telix’s preclinical and clinical studies, and Telix’s research and development programs; Telix’s ability to advance product candidates into, enrol and successfully complete, clinical studies, including multi-national clinical trials; the timing or likelihood of regulatory filings and approvals, manufacturing activities and product marketing activities; the commercialisation of Telix’s product candidates, if or when they have been approved; estimates of Telix’s expenses, future revenues and capital requirements; Telix’s financial performance; developments relating to Telix’s competitors and industry; and the pricing and reimbursement of Telix’s product candidates, if and after they have been approved. Telix’s actual results, performance or achievements may be materially different from those which may be expressed or implied by such statements, and the differences may be adverse. Accordingly, you should not place undue reliance on these forward-looking statements. You should read this announcement together with our risk factors, as disclosed in our most recently filed reports with the ASX or on our website.

To the maximum extent permitted by law, Telix disclaims any obligation or undertaking to publicly update or revise any forward-looking statements contained in this announcement, whether as a result of new information, future developments or a change in expectations or assumptions.

©2024 Telix Pharmaceuticals Limited. The Telix Pharmaceuticals® and Illuccix® names and logos are trademarks of Telix Pharmaceuticals Limited and its affiliates – all rights reserved.

[1] Imaging of prostate-specific membrane antigen with positron emission tomography.
[2] Telix ASX disclosure 11 April 2024. For further information visit:
[3] FASTlab is a trademark of GE Healthcare and its affiliates.
[4] Hinata N et al. World J Mens Health. 2022.
[5] Zhu K et al. Cancer Epidemiol Biomarkers Prev. 2009.
[6] NCCN Clinical Practice Guidelines in Oncology (NCCN Guidelines®) for Prostate Cancer V.4.2024.
[7] NIH Common Cancer Sites — Cancer Stat Facts. Accessed May 2024.
[8] Company analysis based on proprietary and public domain data.
[9] Telix ASX disclosure 20 December 2021.
[10] Telix ASX disclosure 2 November 2021.
[11] Telix ASX disclosure 14 October 2022.


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