FDA halts California drugmaker’s CAR-T trial after patient death

Poseida is waiting on a formal action from the FDA and preparing recommendations to permit the trial to resume, the drugmaker stated..

The client had metastatic castrate-resistant prostate cancer and passed away of liver failure 19 days after getting the CAR-T treatment. He had missed 2 follow-up gos to and developed signs that caused him being hospitalized, according to the SEC filing..

The drugmakers shares fell 35 percent after the statement.

The stage 1 trial was investigating a CAR-T gene therapy called P-PSMA-101, created to treat prostate cancer..

The FDA halted San Diego-based drugmaker Poseida Therapeutics clinical trial of a CAR-T therapy after a patient passed away, according to an Aug. 17 Securities and Exchange Commission filing.

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Maia Anderson –
Tuesday, August 18th, 2020

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