Transave Announces Positive Phase 2 Results for Arikace™ in the Treatment of Pseudomonas Lung Infections
June 17, 2008
Transave, Inc., this week reported positive results from a Phase II clinical trial on its lead investigational drug, Arikace™ (liposomal amikacin for inhalation). The compound is being developed for the treatment of cystic fibrosis patients who have lung infections due to the bacterium Pseudomonas aeruginosa.
The Phase II data indicated that Arikace, delivered once daily for 28 consecutive days, produced a significant improvement in lung function, was well-tolerated, and had a side-effect profile comparable to placebo. The Phase II trial was a randomized, double-blind, placebo-controlled study of 64 patients from 15 centers in Europe.
Cystic Fibrosis Foundation Therapeutics, the nonprofit affiliate of the Cystic Fibrosis Foundation, provided a $1.7 million award to support the development of Arikace.
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