Advanced Accelerator Applications announced today its results for the first nine months of 2014, with sales of €50.2 million (+28.9% vs. 9 months 2013).
Commenting on the nine month results, AAA’s CEO Stefano Buono said: “Demand for our products is strong. We have seen growth across Europe, encouragingly in both established and new markets. With the recruitment for the Phase III trial for our key product candidate Lutathera reaching final stages, we are well positioned going into the final quarter of 2014.”
In the third quarter of 2014 AAA strengthened its position in the European radiopharmaceutical market with the acquisition of GE Healthcare’s FDG-PET (fluorodeoxyglucose photon emission tomography) radiopharmaceutical business in Italy. With this acquisition AAA reinforced its position as one of the leading companies in the PET market in Italy. AAA further consolidated its network in Europe with its production sites in Warsaw, Poland, and in Bonn, Germany both starting commercial operations on 15 September 2014.
AAA’s proprietary pipeline progressed with NETTER-1, the pivotal Phase III trial for Lutathera, on-track with 201 patients randomized to date and the completion of recruitment planned for the end of 2014. The study will include a total of 230 patients.
Other key pipeline products Somakit, Lutathera’s companion PET diagnostic candidate, and Annexin V-128, a SPECT (Single Photon Emission Tomography) product candidate for the imaging of apoptotic and necrotic lesions with applications in a broad range of indications such as rheumatoid arthritis, are also progressing well.