BioSante (BPAX) Reports Positive Review from Independent DMC for LibiGel Phase III

February 9, 2012 7:56 AM EST
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BioSante Pharmaceuticals, Inc. (NASDAQ: BPAX), reports that the independent Data Monitoring Committee (DMC) has completed the eighth unblinded review of the LibiGel Phase III cardiovascular and breast cancer safety study, which has completed enrollment of subjects. The independent DMC has recommended that the LibiGel safety study should continue as per the FDA-agreed protocol, without modifications. LibiGel (testosterone gel) is in development for the treatment of female sexual dysfunction (FSD), specifically, hypoactive sexual desire disorder (HSDD) in menopausal women.

BioSante reported that with 3,656 women enrolled and over 5,800 women-years of exposure in its LibiGel Phase III cardiovascular and breast cancer safety study, there have been 31 adjudicated cardiovascular (CV) events, with a lower than anticipated event rate of approximately 0.53 percent. In the same population of subjects, there have been 19 breast cancers reported, a rate of approximately 0.33 percent, which is in line with the ages of the subjects enrolled in the study.

Subjects have been enrolled in this study for an average of 19.3 months. More than 2,500 subjects have been enrolled in the study for more than a year and over 830 subjects have been enrolled for more than two years. The periodic reviews by the DMC are based on their mandate in accordance with FDA agreement on protocol-defined study oversight.

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