FDA clears phase II trial of IkT-001 for JC virus infection

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FDA clears phase II trial of IkT-001 for JC virus infection

Postby MSUK » Wed Aug 17, 2011 2:03 am

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Inhibikase Therapeutics, Inc., an emerging leader in infectious disease, announced today that it has received FDA clearance to commence a Phase II proof-of-concept trial for its lead compound IkT-001. IkT-001, a host-directed kinase inhibitor, is intended to clear JC polyomavirus (JCV) infection, the causative agent of Progressive Multifocal Leukoencephalopathy (PML).

This proof-of-concept trial will be conducted in multiple sclerosis (MS) patients on natalizumab (Tysabri®), a patient group that is at significant risk for developing the potentially fatal PML disease. JCV progresses to PML only in patients with chronic or drug-induced immune suppression, to include patients diagnosed with clinical AIDS or who are receiving monoclonal antibody treatment for MS, lupus, rheumatoid arthritis, leukemia or lymphoma.... Read More - http://www.msrc.co.uk/index.cfm/fuseact ... ageid/1768
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