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Resolvyx announces positive data -- Phase 2 trial of resolvin RX-10045 for dry eye syndrome
Date:8/24/2009

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 severe symptom (Worst Symptom Score). RX-10045 was superior to placebo on the primary symptomatic endpoint of Worst Symptom Score (p < 0.02), as well as on several individual symptoms. The onset of symptom relief occurred within the first week of treatment, and symptoms continued to improve over the course of the 28-day study, suggesting the potential for even greater benefit with longer treatment durations.

"I am very encouraged by the symptom relief achieved with RX-10045," said Ira Udell, M.D., Chairman of the Department of Ophthalmology at the North Shore-Long Island Jewish Health System and Professor of Ophthalmology and Visual Sciences, Albert Einstein College of Medicine. "Symptomatic improvement is what really matters to patients."

RX-10045 also produced a 75% reduction from baseline in CAE-induced staining of the central cornea (p < 0.00001), the primary sign endpoint in the study. This improvement was greater than that observed for placebo, the difference approaching statistical significance (p = 0.11). RX-10045 also produced a significant improvement in CAE-induced staining in the inferior cornea and in the composite of central and inferior cornea, which also approached statistical significance over placebo (p = 0.09).

"We are very enthusiastic about the results of this Phase 2 study both as a demonstration of the potential of RX-10045 to treat dry eye patients and as the potential of the entire resolvin class to treat a range of inflammatory diseases," said Greg Weinhoff, Executive Chairman of Resolvyx. "The results of this study will help Resolvyx design the pivotal trials for RX-10045, which are currently targeted to begin in the first half of 2010."

Resolvyx is also currently conducting a Phase 1 study with a second resolvin, RX-10001, an orally-administered drug candidate for the treatment of systemic inflammatory diseases such as asthma, inflammatory bowel disease and other inflammatory diseases.


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