Palatin’s LeuTech begins phase III trials

August 19, 1998

Biopharmaceutical firm Palatin Technologies of Princeton, NJ, announced that it will begin multisite phase III trials next month for LeuTech, its radiopharmaceutical for infection imaging. LeuTech consists of a monoclonal antibody labeled with technetium

Biopharmaceutical firm Palatin Technologies of Princeton, NJ, announced that it will begin multisite phase III trials next month for LeuTech, its radiopharmaceutical for infection imaging. LeuTech consists of a monoclonal antibody labeled with technetium for imaging such infections as appendicitis and osteomyelitis. Palatin expects to complete phase III trials in the first part of 1999.

The firm is also working on peptide-based therapeutics and imaging agents such as PT5, a cancer therapeutic; PT11, an infection imaging agent based on the company's metal ion-induced distinctive array of structures (MIDAS) metallopeptide technology; and PT14, a therapeutic agent for sexual dysfunction.