Sesen Bio tri­al marred by mis­con­duct — re­port; Bris­tol My­ers picks up de­vel­op­ment of AI out­fit's im­munol­o­gy drug

Sesen Bio said that it was not ex­pect­ing a CRL from the FDA for its blad­der can­cer can­di­date Vicineum. But the re­ject­ed fil­ing in­clud­ed thou­sands of vi­o­la­tions and in­ves­ti­ga­tor mis­con­duct, STAT News re­port­ed Wednes­day.

The 130-pa­tient study had more than 2,000 vi­o­la­tions, 215 of which were clas­si­fied as ma­jor, STAT said. In­de­pen­dent mon­i­tors al­so re­port­ed three in­ves­ti­ga­tors to the FDA for a “se­ri­ous non­com­pli­ance” that “placed sub­jects at risk of harm.” A pa­tient died in 2016 of liv­er fail­ure re­lat­ed to the drug, and two years lat­er, the com­pa­ny said that there were no drug-re­lat­ed deaths at a urol­o­gy con­fer­ence.

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