Nanobiotix Establishes Recommended Dose for Planned Registrational Study Evaluating NBTXR3 Plus Anti-PD-1 for Patients With Metastatic Head and Neck Cancer Resistant to Prior Immunotherapy

  • Recommended phase 2 dose established at 33% of gross tumor volume in all three cohorts from the complete escalation part of Study 1100
  • Updated clinical data from Study 1100 expected in Q4 2022
  • Submission of protocol to United States Food and Drug Administration for Phase 3 clinical trial evaluating NBTXR3 in combination with anti-PD-1 for patients with head and neck cancer expected in Q1 2023

Regulatory News:

NANOBIOTIX (Euronext: NANO –– NASDAQ: NBTX – the ‘‘Company’’), a late-clinical stage biotechnology company pioneering physics-based approaches to expand treatment possibilities for patients with cancer, today announced determination of the recommended phase 2 dose (RP2D) of NBTXR3 in combination with pembrolizumab or nivolumab for the treatment of patients suffering from inoperable locoregional recurrent (LRR) or recurrent and metastatic (R/M) head and neck squamous cell carcinoma (HNSCC) that is resistant to prior immunotherapy. RP2Ds were determined for NBTXR3 plus pembrolizumab or nivolumab for patients with LRR or R/M HNSCC that has not received prior immunotherapy, lung metastases (mets) from any primary tumor, or liver mets from any primary tumor as well.

The combined dose escalation and dose expansion parts of Study 1100 are expected to enroll up to 141 patients. The complete dose escalation part enrolled 29 patients in three cohorts: (i) head and neck lesions from LRR or R/M HNSCC eligible for anti-PD-1 therapy; (ii) lung mets from any primary cancer eligible for anti-PD-1 therapy; and (iii) liver mets from any primary cancer eligible for anti-PD-1 therapy. Study participants received a one-time intratumoral injection of NBTXR3 prior to their first radiotherapy session. They then received radiotherapy, followed by anti-PD-1. Based on the study’s results, the RP2D for all three cohorts was determined to be 33% of gross tumor volume.

Nanobiotix aims to deliver an industry-leading head and neck cancer treatment franchise powered by NBTXR3, and to replicate that approach across other solid tumor indications. Pursuant to this strategy, the Company has amended the ongoing expansion phase of Study 1100 to further strengthen the rationale behind a registrational protocol evaluating NBTXR3 plus anti-PD-1 for patients with R/M HNSCC that is resistant to prior immunotherapy.

The amended dose expansion part of study 1100 also has three cohorts, however the cohorts have been re-designed to further explore NBTXR3 plus anti-PD-1 in several immunotherapy-eligible indications, with a particular focus on the treatment of patients with LRR or R/M HNSCC primary lesions that are either naïve or resistant to prior immunotherapy. The expansion part cohorts are as follows: (i) LRR or R/M HNSCC that is resistant to prior immunotherapy; (ii) LRR or R/M HNSCC that has not received prior immunotherapy; (iii) lung, liver, or soft tissue mets from inoperable NSCLC, malignant melanoma, hepatocellular carcinoma, renal cell carcinoma (RCC), urothelial cancer, cervical cancer, or triple negative breast cancer (TNBC) primary tumors.

The Company expects to provide updated clinical data from Study 1100 in Q4 2022. The registrational phase 3 protocol submission is expected in Q1 2023, followed by modification of the study design.

About NBTXR3

NBTXR3 is a novel, potentially first-in-class oncology product composed of functionalized hafnium oxide nanoparticles administered via one-time intratumoral injection and activated by radiotherapy. The product candidate’s physical mechanism of action (MoA) is designed to induce significant tumor cell death in the injected tumor when activated by radiotherapy, subsequently triggering adaptive immune response and long-term anti-cancer memory. Given the physical MoA, Nanobiotix believes that NBTXR3 could be scalable across solid tumors that can be treated with radiotherapy and across different therapeutic combinations.


Nanobiotix is a late-stage clinical biotechnology company pioneering disruptive, physics-based therapeutic approaches to revolutionize treatment outcomes for millions of patients; supported by people committed to making a difference for humanity. The company is leveraging its proprietary nanoparticle platform, including its lead product candidate, radiotherapy activated NBTXR3, to develop a pipeline of therapeutic options designed to enhance local and systemic control of solid tumors with an initial focus on the treatment of head and neck cancers.

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