Cytokinetics (CYTK) Announces Enrollment of First Patient in VIGOR-ALS
- Wall St. lower as earnings from some big names disappoint
- Unusual 11 Mid-Day Movers 10/25: (CWEI) (NXTD) (EYES) Higher; (DPRX) (CRBP) (CALA) Lower (more...)
- General Motors (GM) Tops Q3 EPS by 28c
- Procter & Gamble (PG) Tops Q1 EPS by 5c
- DuPont (DD) Tops Q3 EPS by 14c; Boosts FY16 EPS Outlook; Says Continuing to Work with Regulators
Get daily under-the-radar research with StreetInsider.com's Stealth Growth Insider Get your 2-Wk Free Trial here.
Cytokinetics, Inc. (Nasdaq: CYTK) announced the first patient has been enrolled in VIGOR-ALS (Ventilatory Investigations in Global Open-Label Research in ALS), an open-label extension clinical trial designed to assess the long-term safety and tolerability of tirasemtiv, in patients with ALS who have completed their participation in VITALITY-ALS, the Phase 3 clinical trial designed to assess the effects of tirasemtiv versus placebo on slow vital capacity (SVC) and other measures of respiratory and skeletal muscle function.
“People living with ALS desperately need new therapies and VIGOR-ALS reflects our commitment to the patients that participated in VITALITY-ALS and who contributed enormously to the development of a potential new medicine for patients with ALS,” said Fady I. Malik, MD, PhD, Cytokinetics’ Executive Vice President, Research & Development. “This trial will provide supplemental data on the effects of long-term use of tirasemtiv.”
VIGOR-ALS is an open-label extension trial of tirasemtiv in patients with ALS who completed participation in VITALITY-ALS. The primary endpoint of the trial is the incidence of adverse events in the patient population. Secondary endpoints include the time to events such as death or the first use of assisted ventilation or respiratory insufficiency (defined as tracheostomy or the use of non-invasive ventilation for ≥22 hours per day for ≥10 consecutive days); decline from baseline in percent predicted slow vital capacity (SVC), ALS functional rating scale-revised (ALSFRS-R); and the slope of change from baseline in percent predicted SVC and ALSFRS-R. Following enrollment, patients will begin dosing of tirasemtiv 125 mg twice daily (250 mg/day) for a period of 4 weeks and will titrate to their maximum tolerated dose (based on tolerability), to no higher than 250 mg twice daily (500 mg/day). Additional information on the trial can be found at clinicaltrials.gov.
Serious News for Serious Traders! Try StreetInsider.com Premium Free!
You May Also Be Interested In
- Dipexium Pharma (DPRX) Announces Locilex Phase 3s Missed Primary Endpoints
- KemPharm (KMPH) Files IND with U.S. FDA to Commence Human Trials of KP201/IR
- Triumph Group (TGI) Announces Receipt of G650 Program Order Valued at $300M
Create E-mail Alert Related CategoriesCorporate News, FDA, Management Comments
Sign up for StreetInsider Free!
Receive full access to all new and archived articles, unlimited portfolio tracking, e-mail alerts, custom newswires and RSS feeds - and more!