Medicinova (MNOV) Announces Acceptance of MN-166 ALS Abstract for Presentation at Upcoming ALS/MND Symposium

October 31, 2016 6:30 AM EDT
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MediciNova, Inc. (Nasdaq: MNOV) announced that an abstract regarding MediciNova’s ongoing clinical trial of MN-166 (ibudilast) in ALS has been accepted for oral presentation at the 27th International Symposium on ALS/MND (amyotrophic lateral sclerosis/motor neurone disease) to be held December 7-9, 2016 in Dublin, Ireland.

The presentation entitled "Adaptive Design Single Centre Phosphodiesterase Type 4 (PDE-4) Inhibitor [MN-166 (Ibudilast)] Phase 1b/2a Clinical Trial Double Blind with Open Label Extension for ALS Patients: Interim-blinded Analysis, Behaviour of Creatinine as a Biomarker in Short Clinical Trials [NCT02238626]" will be given by Principal investigator Dr. Benjamin Rix Brooks, Director, Carolinas HealthCare System’s Neuromuscular/ALS-MDA Center.

Presentation details are as follows:

Session Date and Time: Friday, December 9, 2016, 8:50 – 9:10 am

Session: Clinical Trials

Location: Convention Center Dublin (CCD), Spencer Dock, North Wall Quay, Dublin 1, Ireland

About the ALS Trial

MediciNova, in collaboration with Dr. Benjamin Rix Brooks, Director, Carolinas HealthCare System's Neuromuscular/ALS-MDA Center, is currently evaluating MN-166 (ibudilast) in both early and advanced stage ALS patients. This ongoing trial is a randomized, double-blind, placebo-controlled study which includes a six-month treatment period followed by a six-month open-label extension. The study is evaluating several efficacy endpoints including functional activity (ALSFRS-R), respiratory function and muscle strength in subjects with ALS. The study is configured to enroll up to 60 ALS patients without NIV (Non-Invasive Ventilator) and up to 60 ALS patients with NIV.

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