Navigation Links
APT Pharmaceuticals Completes Enrollment in Phase III for Inhaled Cyclosporine

Leading medical centers in North America participate in study to evaluate the safety and efficacy of cyclosporine inhalation solution in preventing chronic rejection in lung transplant recipients.

Burlingame, CA (PRWEB) February 24, 2010 -- APT Pharmaceuticals, a specialty drug development company focused on the development of inhaled cyclosporine, announced today that it has completed enrollment in its Phase III CYCLIST trial. The multi-center, randomized, controlled study enrolled 288 recent lung transplant recipients across 19 leading centers in North America, including the Cleveland Clinic; the University of Pittsburgh; and the University of California, San Francisco.

The objective of the CYCLIST trial is to evaluate the safety and efficacy of cyclosporine inhalation solution in improving bronchiolitis obliterans syndrome (BOS)-free survival following lung transplantation. Lung transplantation is a life-saving procedure for people with end-stage lung diseases who have exhausted all other available treatment options. However, average survival post-lung transplant is less than five years -- significantly less than all other forms of solid organ transplant. Poor long-term outcomes in lung transplant patients appear to relate to BOS, a manifestation of chronic rejection, which remains a persistent problem despite administration of multi-drug systemic immunosuppressive regimens.

"We appreciate the broad support provided by the community of lung transplant centers, advocacy groups, patients and caregivers," said Dr. Charlie Johnson, chief medical officer of APT Pharmaceuticals. "They have exceeded our expectations by enrolling this trial in just over a year."

About Cyclosporine Inhalation Solution

Cyclosporine Inhalation Solution (CIS) is an inhaled formulation of cyclosporine A, an oral medication that has been widely used for over 25 years to prevent rejection in solid organ transplant recipients. Preliminary clinical studies of CIS in lung transplant recipients have been conducted, including a placebo-controlled study that was published as the lead article in the New England Journal of Medicine in January 2006 (Iacono et al 2006). This small, single-center, randomized, controlled, Phase II study showed that administration of inhaled cyclosporine, initiated soon after transplantation, reduced chronic rejection and improved survival while not increasing the risk of infection. This study led to the multi-center, APT Phase III CYCLIST study.

About APT Pharmaceuticals, Inc.

APT Pharmaceuticals, Inc. is focused on the development of cyclosporine inhalation solution (CIS) for the prevention and treatment of chronic rejection in lung transplantation. The company has successfully enrolled a large, multi-center Phase III clinical trial evaluating the effect of CIS on chronic rejection. APT is preparing for study data and commercialization of the product in the US and Europe. Leading life sciences investors Charter Life Sciences, Great Point Partners, InterWest Partners, Pinnacle Ventures, Research Corporation Technologies, Three Arch Partners, Versant Ventures and Vivo Ventures back APT.


Cyclosporine Inhalation Solution (CIS) is an investigational drug and is not currently approved by the FDA.

For more information about APT, please visit

For more information about the CYCLIST trial, please visit


Read the full story at

Source: PRWeb
Copyright©2010 Vocus, Inc.
All rights reserved

Related biology technology :

1. Vion Pharmaceuticals Pays Interest on 7.75% Convertible Senior Notes
2. China Biopharmaceuticals Holdings Announces Second Quarter 2007 Financial Results
3. Vion Pharmaceuticals Completes Accrual of 85 Patients to its Pivotal Phase II Trial of Cloretazine(R) (VNP40101M) in Elderly AML
4. XTL Biopharmaceuticals Announces Financial Results for the Six Months Ended June 30, 2007
5. Cadence Pharmaceuticals Reports Second Quarter 2007 Financial Results
6. Nabi Biopharmaceuticals to Present at Upcoming Industry Conferences
7. Anadys Pharmaceuticals Appoints Steve Worland, Ph.D. as President and Chief Executive Officer
8. Poniard Pharmaceuticals Announces Participation in Upcoming Conferences
9. NovaQuest Advances Virtual Development Model With Strategic Investment in TOPIGEN Pharmaceuticals
10. Drug Royalty Corporation (DRC) Announces Acquisition Regarding PEG-INTRON(R) From Enzon Pharmaceuticals, Inc. (ENZN)
11. Sunesis Pharmaceuticals Announces Reorganization to Focus Resources and Build Value in Clinical-Stage Programs
Post Your Comments:
(Date:10/13/2015)... ... October 13, 2015 , ... Proove ... to announce their partnership with the Keck Medicine of the University of ... , The T.R.O.J.A.N. Study (Therapeutic Evaluation to Research Clinical Objectives Linking Genotypic and ...
(Date:10/12/2015)... Carolina (PRWEB) , ... October 12, 2015 , ... Spirax ... announce the release of the CSM-C 600 compact clean steam generator . ... steam that meets the requirements of HTM2031, HTM2010, and EN285 standards. The CMS-C ...
(Date:10/12/2015)... , October 12, 2015 cell ... 6.49 billion by 2022, according to a new report by ... attributed to rise in incidence of oncology diseases and other ... is expected to reach USD 6.49 billion by 2022, ... This growth in demand can be attributed to rise in ...
(Date:10/12/2015)... CAESAREA, Israel , October 12, 2015 ... of the Dario™ Diabetes Management Solution, today announced its ... a patient case study at MobiHealth,s 5th EAI ... Focused on, "Transforming healthcare through innovations in mobile and ... London, England from October 14 - ...
Breaking Biology Technology:
(Date:9/30/2015)... PALM BEACH GARDENS, Fla. , Sept. 30, 2015 ... Circuit earlier this month issued another key ruling in ... Commission,s (ITC,s) determination that Korean fingerprint scanner company Suprema ... the Tariff Act of 1930, a trade provision that ... connection with import trade, by infringing two of Crossmatch,s ...
(Date:9/29/2015)... -- News facts: , ... , Minimized design shrinks PC footprint , ... embedded Fujitsu PalmSecure authentication enable enterprises to realize benefits ... that good things come in small packages, with the ... desktop and mobile portfolio. Featuring workplace design that favors ...
(Date:9/28/2015)... 2015 CLEAR, the leading biometric ... traveler service is coming to Austin-Bergstrom International ... a frictionless experience, serious speed and enhanced ... offers our travelers an expedited security screening ... Jim Smith , Executive Director, Austin-Bergstrom International ...
Breaking Biology News(10 mins):