ARRY-797 – Data presented at ACR meeting, biomarkers suggest disease state modification potentialArray gave a "late-breaker" presentation at the 2012 American College of Rheumatology Annual Meeting. The presentation included data on ARRY-797's analgesic effect and markers of disease modification. In addition, biomarkers of cartilage (COMP) and bone (CTX‑I) degradation were assessed. ARRY‑797 treatment resulted in statistically significant decreases in COMP and CTX‑I at week 4 (decreases of 10% and 38% versus placebo, respectively). The decrease in CTX‑I was sustained and returned to baseline by the follow‑up visit. Further evaluation of the potential for disease modifying activity is warranted.
Array announced in July 2012 that treatment with ARRY-797, a non-opioid, resulted in a statistically significant reduction in pain over a 28-day period compared to placebo, as measured using the Western Ontario and McMaster Universities Arthritis Index (WOMAC®) pain subscale (a 0 – 10 numerical pain rating scale), in a randomized, placebo-controlled and active-controlled (oxycodone ER) Phase 2 clinical trial in osteoarthritis patients suffering from moderate to severe knee pain despite the use of non-steroidal anti-inflammatory drugs (NSAIDs). ARRY-797 is a novel, oral, selective inhibitor with a mechanism of action unique from that of currently approved pain medications. Given our internal focus on hematology/oncology, Array is seeking a partnership to maximize the value of this drug.
MEK-162 – Phase 3 pivotal trial announced and posted by NovartisAt its R&D Investor event in November 2012, Novartis indicated that it intends to initiate a Phase 3 pivotal trial for MEK-162 in patients with NRAS mutant mela
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