Debiopharm Announces First Patient Enrolled in Phase III Study
News Aug 27, 2012
Debiopharm Group™ has announced that the first patient has been enrolled in an open-label phase III study to investigate the efficacy, safety, and pharmacokinetics of the sustained release triptorelin pamoate 22.5 mg 6-month-formulation in children with central precocious puberty (CPP), a rare disease.
The multicentre, open-label, non-randomized study will involve 44 children from the United States, Chile and Mexico.
Its primary objective is to evaluate the efficacy and safety of triptorelin pamoate (embonate) 22.5 mg 6-month formulation in decreasing luteinizing hormone (LH) to prepubertal levels at Month 6 (Day 169) in children with CPP.
“We are excited to be part of this study, which is the first Debiopharm-sponsored clinical trial using triptorelin for the treatment of CPP,” said Rolland-Yves Mauvernay, President and founder of Debiopharm Group.
Mauvernay continued, “Our aim is to show that a gonadotropin-releasing hormone (GnRH) agonist therapy prevents the social and psychological difficulties associated with premature sexual development, and has a positive impact on compromised adult height. The 6-month-formulation would entail an improved compliance in a paediatric indication for which no other 6-month GnRH agonist formulation is currently approved, whilst reducing the frequency of injections in children”.
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