|FDA Confirms That Use of mFARS as Primary Endpoint in Part 2 of the MOXIe Trial Can Support Approval of Omaveloxolone in Friedreich’s Ataxia|
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Part 2 of the MOXIe trial will be a double-blind, randomized, placebo-controlled, multi-center, international trial designed to evaluate the safety, tolerability, and efficacy of omaveloxolone in patients with FA. The trial will enroll approximately 100 FA patients randomized evenly to either 150 mg of omaveloxolone or placebo. The primary endpoint of the trial will be the change from baseline in mFARS of omaveloxolone compared to placebo at 48 weeks. Additional endpoints will include the change from baseline in peak work during maximal exercise testing, Patient Global Impression of Change, and Clinical Global Impression of Change. The Company has initiated screening patients for Part 2 of MOXIe and plans to randomize the first patient during the second half of 2017.
About Friedreich's Ataxia
FA is a rare, degenerative, life-shortening neuro-muscular disorder that affects children and adults and involves the loss of strength and coordination usually leading to wheelchair use; diminished vision, hearing and speech; scoliosis (curvature of the spine); increased risk of diabetes; and a life-threatening heart condition. Currently, there are no
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