Novan SB206 Phase 3 Molluscum Pivotal Program Update
- More than 50 percent of total expected patients now enrolled
- Virtually all of the clinical sites now active
- Discipline and execution focus remain of equal importance to recruitment activity
The studies are designed to evaluate topical nitric oxide product candidate SB206 for the treatment of molluscum contagiosum. The pivotal program size is expected to be approximately 680 study participants, with over 95 percent of the anticipated clinical sites active and nearly 85 percent enrolling patients.
“Molluscum is a highly contagious skin disease with a clear and identifiable unmet medical need,” commented
About B-SIMPLE Phase 3 Program
The B-SIMPLE Phase 3 program consists of two multi-center, randomized, double-blind, vehicle-controlled studies, B-SIMPLE1 and B-SIMPLE2, to evaluate the efficacy and safety of SB206 12% once daily for the treatment of molluscum. Each pivotal study will enroll approximately 340 patients aged 6 months and older, with a 2:1 (active:vehicle) randomization. Subjects or their caregivers will apply SB206 12% or Vehicle Gel once daily for a minimum of 4 weeks and up to 12 weeks to all treatable lesions (baseline and new). There will be visits at Screening/Baseline, Week 2, Week 4, Week 8, Week 12 and safety follow-up at Week 24. The primary endpoint of these studies is the proportion of patients with complete clearance of all treatable molluscum lesions at Week 12.
About Molluscum Contagiosum
Molluscum contagiosum is a common, contagious skin infection caused by the molluscipoxvirus, affecting approximately six million people in the U.S. annually, with the greatest incidence in children aged one to 14 years. Infected children typically present with 10 to 30 painless, yet unsightly lesions, and, in severe cases, they can have around 100 lesions. Due to the largely pediatric nature of the disease, parents are the caregivers for these children, in most cases, and tend to seek treatment. There are no
This press release contains forward-looking statements including, but not limited to, statements related to pharmaceutical development of nitric oxide-releasing product candidates and our intention to advance development of certain product candidates, including the timing, enrollment demand and progress of our Phase 3 program to evaluate SB206 for the treatment of molluscum. Forward-looking statements are subject to a number of risks and uncertainties that could cause actual results to differ materially from our expectations, including, but not limited to, risks and uncertainties in the clinical development process, including, among others, length, expense, ability to enroll patients, reliance on third parties, potential for delays and that results of earlier research and preclinical or clinical trials may not be predictive of results, conclusions or interpretations of later research activities or additional trials; risks related to the regulatory approval process, which is lengthy, time-consuming and inherently unpredictable, including the risk that our product candidates may not be approved or that additional studies may be required for approval or other delays may occur and that we may not obtain funding sufficient to complete the regulatory or development process; our ability to obtain additional funding or enter into strategic relationships or other business development necessary for the further development of our product candidates; and other risks and uncertainties described in our annual report filed with the
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