Mulitple sclerosis: BG12 phase III trial

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Mulitple sclerosis: BG12 phase III trial

Post by Mike Bartolatz » Tue Jul 11, 2006 1:00 pm

Multiple sclerosis: BG-12 reduces number of gadolinium-enhancing brain lesions

A Phase II study evaluated the efficacy and safety of BG-12, an oral Fumarate, in patients with relapsing-remitting multiple sclerosis.
The study achieved its primary endpoint, demonstrating that treatment with BG-12 led to a statistically significant reduction in the total number of gadolinium-enhancing brain lesions as measured by MRI ( magnetic resonance imaging ) with six months of treatment versus placebo.
BG-12 is an oral fumarate derivative with an immunomodulatory mechanism of action.

A total of 257 patients were enrolled. Patients were randomized to receive placebo or BG-12 at 120 mg, 360 mg, or 720 mg per day for six months.

The patient group treated with 720 mg of BG-12 per day had a 69% reduction in the mean number of gadolinium-enhancing lesions versus placebo as measured monthly from weeks 12 to 24 of the study.

The 720 mg dose group also had a 48% reduction in newly enlarging T2-hyperintense lesions.

BG-12 therapy was also associated with a trend towards reduction in relapse rate.
The patient group treated with 720 mg of BG-12 per day had a 32% reduction in relapse rate compared to placebo, however, the study was not designed to achieve statistical significance for this endpoint.

The results of the 120 mg and 360 mg BG-12-treated groups were not statistically significant versus placebo. Patients were followed for an additional six months as part of a dose-blinded safety extension study.

The most common adverse events were flushing, gastrointestinal disorders, headache, and nasopharyngitis.
The incidence of liver enzyme elevation greater than or equal to three times the upper limit of normal at any time during the placebo controlled phase of the study was between 2% and 8% in the three active treatment groups, compared with 5% in the placebo group.
Improvement in liver enzyme levels was seen after discontinuation of BG-12.
Infection rates were found to be balanced between the BG-12-and placebo-treated groups and no opportunistic infections occurred.

Source: 16th Meeting of the European Neurological Society, 2006


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BG12 phase III trial for MS

Post by Mike Bartolatz » Tue Aug 19, 2008 1:22 pm

http://www.eleconomista.es/empresas-fin ... rosis.html

this is the Phase III information about BG12
it is hoped that BG12 will be approved for other autoimmune disease processes as well
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