Toronto Stock Exchange Symbol: MS
EDMONTON, April 15 /PRNewswire-FirstCall/ - BioMS Medical Corp. (TSX: MS), a leading developer in the treatment of multiple sclerosis (MS), today announced that the independent Data Safety Monitoring Board (DSMB) has reviewed data from the Company's on-going MAESTRO-03 U.S. pivotal phase III clinical trial of MBP8298 for the treatment of secondary progressive MS and recommended that the trial continue.
This was the second of several regularly scheduled reviews by the DSMB that will occur over the duration of the trial. The purpose of the DSMB is to provide objective, independent safety monitoring of the trial.
To date, more than 65% of the total number of required patients have been enrolled in the Company's MAESTRO-03 clinical trial, with full enrollment anticipated for the end of the first half of 2008.
The MAESTRO-03 U.S. pivotal phase III clinical trial is a randomized, double-blind study enrolling approximately 510 patients at more than 60 clinical sites who will be administered either MBP8298 or placebo intravenously every six months for a period of two years. The primary clinical endpoint for the trial is defined as a statistically and clinically significant increase in the time to progression of the disease as measured by the Expanded Disability Status Scale (EDSS), in patients with HLA-DR2 and/or HLA-DR4 immune response genes (up to 75% of all MS patients are HLA-DR2 and/or HLA-DR4 positive).
About BioMS Medical Corp.
BioMS Medical is a biotechnology company engaged in the development and
commercialization of novel therapeutic technologies. BioMS Medical's lead
technology, MBP8298, is for the treatment of multiple sclerosis and is
being evaluated in two pivotal phase III clinical trials for secondary
progressive MS patients, MAESTRO-01 in Canada and Europe and MAESTRO-03 in
the United States. It additionally is
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