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|Novan’s Phase 2 Molluscum Contagiosum Trial Fully Enrolled: Top Line Results Targeted in November|
The trial was initiated in January of 2018; the Company previously communicated that top line results were targeted to be available in the fourth quarter of 2018. Based on the expedient enrollment, top line results for Cohorts 1 to 3 with SB206 4%, 8% and 12% twice-daily are now targeted to be communicated no later than mid-November, with Cohort 4, SB206 12% once-daily targeted to be reported in December.
“In addition to achieving the positive enrollment milestone, the favorable safety profile of our nitric oxide technology was reaffirmed with no significant safety concerns reported in the trial to date, allowing for escalation to the highest, 12% dose of SB206 for treatment in the trial,” stated
The Phase 2 multi-center, randomized, double-blind, vehicle-controlled, ascending dose clinical trial is designed to evaluate the efficacy, safety and tolerability of SB206 in up to 256 patients with molluscum contagiosum. The trial is being conducted in primarily pediatric patients and adults, 2 years of age and older. The first cohort of patients were randomized on a 3:1 basis to an initial dose of SB206 4% twice-daily, or placebo, for 12 weeks of treatment. If the dose in each cohort was determined to be safe and well tolerated by the Data Safety Monitoring Board, the dose was escalated up to 8% twice-daily in the second cohort, and then 12% twice-daily and once-daily for the ensuing cohorts of patients. The primary endpoint is the proportion of patients achieving complete clearance of all molluscum lesions at Week 12.
Pending results of the Phase 2 trial,
Currently, there is no
Molluscum contagiosum is a common skin disorder caused by the molluscipoxvirus and affects mainly healthy children1. Molluscum affects approximately six million people2 in the U.S. annually and has the greatest incidence in individuals aged 1 to 14 years3, with a 5% to 11% prevalence in children4. There is no
1Dohil M,; Lin P, Lee J, Lucky AW, Paller AS, Eichenfield LF. The epidemiology of molluscum contagiosum in children. J Am Acad Dermatol 2006; 54: 47-54.
Forward Looking Statements
This press release contains forward-looking statements including, but not limited to, statements related to pharmaceutical development of nitric oxide-releasing product candidates, our intention to advance development of certain product candidates, which is subject to our ability to obtain additional financing or enter into strategic relationships to enable such development, and the future prospects of our business and our product candidates. 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, other 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; our ability to obtain substantial additional funding for the further advancement and development of our product candidates; our ability to identify and enter into strategic relationships for the further development and potential commercialization of our product candidates; and other risks and uncertainties described in our annual report filed with the