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Ref Type Journal Article
PMID (25001079)
Authors Hurst S, Ryan AM, Ng CK, McNally JM, Lorello LG, Finch GL, Leach MW, Ploch SA, Fohey JA, Smolarek TA
Title Comparative nonclinical assessments of the proposed biosimilar PF-05280014 and trastuzumab (Herceptin(®)).
Journal BioDrugs : clinical immunotherapeutics, biopharmaceuticals and gene therapy
Vol 28
Issue 5
Date 2014 Oct
Abstract Text Trastuzumab (Herceptin(®)) is a humanized monoclonal antibody (mAb) that binds to the HER2 protein. PF-05280014 is being developed as a potential biosimilar to trastuzumab products marketed in the United States (trastuzumab-US) and European Union (trastuzumab-EU). Nonclinical studies were designed to evaluate the similarity of PF-05280014 to trastuzumab-US and trastuzumab-EU using in vitro structural and functional analyses, and in vivo pharmacokinetic and immunogenicity assessments.Peptide mapping was utilized to determine structural similarity. Functional similarity was assessed via an in vitro tumor cell growth inhibition assay. CD-1 male mice were administered a single-dose (0, 1, 10, or 100 mg/kg) of PF-05280014, trastuzumab-US, or trastuzumab-EU. Mice were monitored for clinical signs and body weight changes over a 4-month period. At approximately 720, 1,080, 1,440, 2,160, and 2,880 h post-dose, terminal blood samples were collected and assayed for PF-05280014, trastuzumab-US, or trastuzumab-EU concentrations and anti-drug antibodies (ADA). Values for C max, area under the concentration time curve (AUC), clearance (CL), volume of distribution (V ss), half-life (t ½), and the presence of ADA were determined.In this report, peptide mapping of PF-05280014, trastuzumab-US, and trastuzumab-EU showed similar chromatographic profiles in a side-by-side analysis. The tumor cell growth inhibition of PF-05280014 was similar to trastuzumab-US and trastuzumab-EU. C max and AUC0-∞ values in mice were similar and dose-dependent across the mAbs at all doses, and CL and V ss values were similar and dose-independent. The CL values across doses ranged from 0.193 to 0.350 mL/h/kg (PF-05280014), from 0.200 to 0.346 mL/h/kg (trastuzumab-US), and from 0.193 to 0.335 mL/h/kg (trastuzumab-EU). V ss values across doses ranged from 84.9 to 120 mL/kg (PF-05280014), 86.7 to 130 mL/kg (trastuzumab-US), and 85.4 to 116 mL/kg (trastuzumab-EU). The incidence of ADA was low (~10%) and also similar across all dose levels and the three mAbs. The lower exposure generally observed in ADA-positive animals did not impact the overall PK interpretation. All animals survived to their scheduled terminal blood collection with no mAb-related differences in body weight gain or clinical signs.PF-05280014, trastuzumab-US, and trastuzumab-EU were well tolerated during the 4-month observation period following a single dose of up to 100 mg/kg. PF-05280014, trastuzumab-US, and trastuzumab-EU showed similar structural properties, tumor cell growth inhibition properties, and PK profiles. The incidence of ADA was low and similar across the three mAbs. The results of these studies support the development of PF-05280014 as a proposed biosimilar to Herceptin.


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Molecular Profile Treatment Approach
Gene Name Source Synonyms Protein Domains Gene Description Gene Role
Therapy Name Drugs Efficacy Evidence Clinical Trials
Trazimera Trazimera 1 0
Drug Name Trade Name Synonyms Drug Classes Drug Description
Trazimera PF-05280014 HER2 (ERBB2) Antibody 47 Trazimera (PF-05280014) is a biosimilar to the ERBB2 (HER2)-targeted monoclonal antibody Herceptin (trastuzumab), which binds to the extracellular domain of ERBB2 (HER2) and leads to decreased growth of ERBB2 (HER2)-over expressing tumor cells (PMID: 25001079, PMID: 25041377, PMID: 31798693).
Gene Variant Impact Protein Effect Variant Description Associated with drug Resistance
Molecular Profile Indication/Tumor Type Response Type Therapy Name Approval Status Evidence Type Efficacy Evidence References
ERBB2 over exp Her2-receptor positive breast cancer sensitive Trazimera Preclinical Actionable In a preclinical study, PF-05280014 inhibited growth of ERBB2 (HER2)-over expressing breast cancer cells with activity comparable to Herceptin (trastuzumab) in culture (PMID: 25001079). 25001079