BEDFORD, MA August, 24, 2009 -- Resolvyx Pharmaceuticals, Inc., the leading resolvin therapeutics company, today announced positive data from a Phase 2 clinical study evaluating RX-10045, a resolvin administered as a topical eye drop for the treatment of patients with chronic dry eye syndrome. In this 28-day, randomized, placebo-controlled, 232-patient trial, RX-10045 produced dose-dependent, statistically significant improvement on the primary endpoints for both the signs and symptoms of dry eye, and was generally shown to be safe and well tolerated. These Phase 2 results represent the first demonstration of clinical efficacy for the novel class of resolvin compounds and suggest that resolvins have the potential to treat a broad range of inflammatory diseases.
"There is an urgent need for new treatment options in dry eye and the results of this Phase 2 study are as strong as any I have seen," said Stephen Pflugfelder, MD, an expert in dry eye at Baylor College of Medicine. "Based both on these clinical results and on its unique mode of action, I am confident that RX-10045 can be an important new treatment modality for these patients."
The 28-day, randomized, multi-center, placebo-controlled study in 232 patients with moderate dry eye patients was designed to evaluate the safety, tolerability and efficacy of RX-10045 administered twice daily. The Phase 2 study examined three doses of RX-10045 and utilized a controlled adverse environment (CAE) to measure corneal staining in a stressful drying environment, as well as daily patient diaries using a standard visual analog scale to assess symptom improvement over the course of the study.
RX-10045 produced a significant dose-dependent improvement from baseline in symptoms recorded in daily patient diaries. The improvement was observed across all symptoms evaluated in the study, including dryness, stinging, burning, grittiness, ocular discomfort and the composite of each patient's most sev
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