CytoDyn extends the first of three main sections of HIV BLA. a

The second part of three large parts of BLA (CMC part) will be submitted shortly

Clinical section (last part for completing the BLA) is expected to be submitted in the first quarter of 2022

VANCOUVER, Wash., Nov. 16, 2021 (GLOBE NEWSWIRE) – CytoDyn Inc. (OTCQB: CYDY) (“CytoDyn” or the “Company”), a late-stage biotechnology company developing Leronlimab, a CCR5 antagonist with the potential for Multiple Therapeutic Indications, announced today that it has initiated the re-filing of its Biologics License Application (“BLA”) for HIV as part of an ongoing review under US Food and Drug Administration (“FDA”) guidelines.

Nader Pourhassan, Dr. Due to the work of our management and regulatory advisory team, we believe that the problems of the application have been successfully resolved, which allows us to move the process forward. The re-filing will include non-clinical and CMC sections in November, followed by the clinical section filing in the first quarter of 2022. In the meantime, we’re excited to announce that patients who participated in the pivotal Phase 3 CD02 study the continuation of Leronlimab, in an extension arm of our CD02 study, now sometimes reach 4 years with suppressed viral load. Therefore, CytoDyn may file an application for extended access to leronlimab for a fee for MDR-HIV patients who may urgently need leronlimab as early as next week. CytoDyn eventually selected a new BLA team to replace its previous contract research organization. While this was a difficult decision, it was in the best interests of the company due to the need for revisions in many areas of the BLA. We’d like to thank our partners who have worked over the past year to get us to where we are today. This is an exciting step for CytoDyn and we look forward to sharing further positive developments. “

About CytoDyn

CytoDyn is a late-stage biotechnology company developing innovative treatments for multiple therapeutic indications using Leronlimab, a novel humanized monoclonal antibody that targets the CCR5 receptor. CCR5 plays a critical role in HIV’s ability to invade and infect healthy T cells, and appears to be implicated in tumor metastasis and immune-mediated diseases such as NASH.

CytoDyn successfully completed a pivotal Phase 3 study of leronlimab in combination with standard antiretroviral therapies in HIV-infected patients who were highly experienced with limited treatment options. CytoDyn is working hard to re-submit its BLA for this HIV combination therapy since CytoDyn received a BLA filing refusal in July 2020, which is expected to be completed in the first quarter of calendar year 2022. CytoDyn has also completed a phase 2b / 3 study of leronlimab as a once-weekly monotherapy for HIV-infected patients. CytoDyn plans to initiate a registration-oriented study for the indication leronlimab monotherapy. If successful, it could support approval to extend the label. Clinical results to date from two studies have shown that leronlimab can maintain suppressed viral loads in a subpopulation of R5 HIV patients who have chosen to switch from their daily pill regimen to a once-weekly subcutaneous dose of leronlimab. Several patients in the Phase 2b extension arm of leronlimab remained virally suppressed for nearly 7 years, and many patients in our Phase 2b / 3 study were on monotherapy for two and four years with suppressed viral load.

CytoDyn recently completed a phase 2 clinical study with leronlimab in mTNBC and a phase 2 basket study in solid tumor cancers (22 different cancer indications). A phase 2 study of post-acute effects of SARS COV-2, also known as COVID-19 long-haul flights, and a phase 2 clinical study for NASH are ongoing. CytoDyn has already completed a phase 2 and phase 3 study for mild to moderate or severe to severe COVID-19 patients in whom CytoDyn did not meet its primary or secondary endpoints, with the exception of the secondary endpoint in the critical one Study sick subpopulation. More information is available at

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