International Niemann–Pick Disease Alliance
Conference call with patient organizations (22 SEPTEMBER ’16)
Recruitment into the 002 Interventional Study:
At the latest end-of-the-month AIDNPC telephone conference hosted by the sponsor, Orphazyme ApS, the following update on the recruitment into the ‘-001’ and ‘-002’ Studies was presented. In the ‘-001’ Study, 2 more patients enrolled in the last weeks (1 in Rome and 1 in Zaragoza) for a total of 35 patients that now have enrolled to date at 12 European sites. In the ‘-002’ Study, still a total of 3 patients have been enrolled to date at the following site:
The process of getting the go-ahead from all required regulators and hospital committee in any of the countries and for any of the sites is a multi-step process that often involve back-and-forth with questions to satisfy the individual boards. Varying calendars and deadline schedules for these also play into the timelines.
Orphazyme reports that is it progressing well with all the authorities and announced last week at the 23rd Family Conference in Bedfordshire, UK, that expectations are that the Birmingham site will be opened on September 28th and that the GOSH site in London on October 13th. The company further expects to have all sites, including at least two new sites in the US, to open for access to the ‘-002’ Study during the remainder or the year, allowing patients currently in the ‘-001’ Study to transfer and new patients to enrol.
Scientific paper on arimoclomol published:
Orphazyme is pleased –after an extended review process at the publisher– to now be able to share a more in depth scientific explanation for the rationale behind the use of arimoclomol as a potential treatment for Niemann-Pick type C disease. The article, published in the prestigious Science Translation Medicine, is a supplemental piece of information helping patients and families in making decisions about potential new treatment options and any participation in clinical trials. Go to http://stm.sciencemag.org/content/8/355/355ra118 to read or get a PDF copy.
Clinical design overview:
The graphic below illustrates the design of the ‘-002’ Study, including number and timing of patients visits to the sites. An escape route is provided for patients that experience an unacceptable rate of progression of the disease.
We encourage the sharing of above information with the patient community.
The next AIDNPC call is schedule for Thursday October 27th at 15h EDT.
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