Posted 8/29/2007 12:38 PM (GMT -6)
That's too bad... any new drug would be an additional weapon against colectomy.
Nuvion (visilizumab) Pivotal Program Termination
Following review of data communicated by the Nuvion DMC this past Friday, August 24, PDL has decided that it will no longer pursue its phase 3 program of visilizumab in IVSR-UC, including both the RESTORE 1 and RESTORE 2 studies. The DMC interim evaluation included data from 91 patients in the RESTORE 1 trial at the 45-day primary endpoint. The analysis showed insufficient efficacy and an inferior safety profile in the visilizumab arm compared to IV steroids alone. The company is currently reviewing whether to continue the ongoing dose-ranging trial while it thoroughly evaluates the broader implications of these very recent results to the overall visilizumab program.