NRx Pharmaceuticals Announces Data Safety Monitoring Board (DSMB) Update on US National Institutes of Health (NIH) Study of ZYESAMI® (aviptadil) in Critical COVID-19 – QNT Press Release


  • Based on a review of nearly 75% of the target enrollment of 640 patients, most of which have reached 90 days, the Independent DSMB overseeing the ACTIV-3b (TESICO) study determined that evaluation of aviptadil should cease due to futility
  • ZYESAMI® (aviptadil) was the sole remaining investigational medicine in ACTIV-3b targeted at Critical COVID-19 patients
  • ACTIV-3b Critical Care Study evaluated ZYESAMI and Veklury® (remdesivir), in Critical COVID-19 Patients, as monotherapy and in combination against placebo
  • The DSMB stated there were no safety concerns for aviptadil

RADNOR, Pa., May 25, 2022 /PRNewswire/ — NRx Pharmaceuticals, Inc. (NASDAQ:NRXP) (“NRx Pharmaceuticals”), a clinical-stage biopharmaceutical company, today announced results of a review conducted by the Data Safety and Monitoring Board (DSMB) on May 25, 2022. The DSMB reviewed data of approximately 460 patients with Critical COVID- 19 Respiratory Failure who were enrolled in the ACTIV-3b (TESICO) trial, most of which had reached the 90-day endpoint. The trial is sponsored by the National Institute of Allergy and Infectious Diseases (NIAID), part of the National Institutes of Health.

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