Telix collaborates with Eckert & Ziegler and RefleXion Medical to Expand Treatment Options for Prostate Cancer Patients
Collaboration will develop and market Satellite Hot Labs for radiolabeling of BioGuides
Berlin (Germany) | 13 September 2023
Telix, Eckert & Ziegler, and RefleXion Medical today announced a comprehensive collaboration agreement to jointly develop a new concept – Satellite Hot Labs (SHLs). SHLs are designed specifically for radiolabeling, quality control and storage of molecular targeting radiotracers, referred to as BioGuides, that are used in biology-guided radiotherapy (BgRT) to direct the radiation beam to indicated solid tumor cancers.
The development of the SHL will allow radiolabeling of cold kits including Gallium-68 PSMA-11 (gallium-68 gozetotide, Illuccix®) for use with RefleXion’s BgRT technology (SCINTIX® therapy). Ga-68 PSMA-11 is currently approved in nuclear medicine for the diagnosis of late-stage prostate cancer and for selection of patients for Lutetium-177 PSMA therapy.
The establishment of SHLs supports greater access for Ga-68 PSMA-11 to be used in the field of external-beam radiotherapy, that will offer a new treatment option for all prostate cancer stages. SHLs will enable greater flexibility for provision of radiotracers on-demand and in the shortest spatial distance to the linear accelerator, thus saving crucial resources.
“We are excited to be part of this unique project, which will transfer and expand the use of Gallium-68 into radiation therapy,” stated Dr. Harald Hasselmann, CEO of Eckert & Ziegler AG. “In addition to providing our extensive technological and regulatory expertise in the areas of radiosynthesis and quality control, this engagement offers great potential for our product GalliaPharm®.”
“This agreement strengthens Telix’s collaborations with Eckert & Ziegler and RefleXion, two companies with whom we have built very strong working relationships. The combination of Illuccix with RefleXion’s innovative SCINTIX therapeutic technology is another example of the potential for Gallium-68-based PSMA imaging technology to enhance the management and treatment of prostate cancer,” said Richard Valeix, Group Chief Commercial Officer of Telix.
“Our goal is to expand the patient population that can benefit from SCINTIX therapy to patients with prostate cancer through bringing Illuccix to market as a new BioGuide for SCINTIX,” said Thorsten Melcher, Ph.D., Chief Business Officer at RefleXion. “We are pleased to have two experienced partners at our side to jointly lead the SHL project to success.”
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