BioMS Medical's Multiple Sclerosis Trial Receives Positive Safety Review
BioMS Medical announced that the independent Data Safety Monitoring Board (DSMB) has reviewed data from the Company's on-going MAESTRO-03 U.S. pivotal phase III clinical trial of MBP8298 for the treatment of secondary progressive MS and recommended that the trial continue.
This was the first of several regularly scheduled reviews by the DSMB that will occur over the duration of the trial. The purpose of the DSMB is to provide objective, independent safety monitoring of the trial.
The MAESTRO-03 U.S. pivotal phase III clinical trial is a randomized, double-blind study enrolling approximately 510 patients at more than 60 clinical sites who will be administered either MBP8298 or placebo intravenously every six months for a period of two years. The primary clinical endpoint for the trial is defined as a statistically and clinically significant increase in the time to progression of the disease as measured by the Expanded Disability Status Scale (EDSS), in patients with HLA-DR2 and/or HLA-DR4 immune response genes (up to 75% of all MS patients are HLA-DR2 and/or HLA-DR4 positive).
Recently the Company announced that more than 133 patients have been enrolled in its MAESTRO-03 trial. An interim safety and efficacy analysis will be performed on data from the first 133 patients enrolled when they have completed 24 months of the clinical trial.