The Company has also started three-month in-vivo toxicology studies to support longer dosing regimens. This data is also expected during the fourth quarter of 2011. Pending the results of this toxicology study and the second Phase II study, a larger, Phase IIb study is planned to be initiated in early 2012 to assess three-month dosing of NBI-98854.
Urocortin 2 UpdateThe Christchurch Cardioendocrine Research Group at University of Otago, Christchurch School of Medicine and Health Sciences, New Zealand, in collaboration with the Company, is enrolling patients with Acute Decompensated Heart Failure in a Phase II study of urocortin 2, and has enrolled 45 patients as of mid-July, of a planned total patient population of 50.
Additionally, urocortin 2 studies are underway at the Centre for Cardiovascular Sciences at The University of Edinburgh through a British Heart Foundation grant. Nine studies are expected to be conducted in both healthy volunteers and patients with stable congestive heart failure to determine the impact of urocortin 2 infusions on biomarkers of cardiovascular function and dysfunction.
The Company has completed several Phase I studies and two Phase II studies of urocortin 2 in patients with stable congestive heart failure. These Phase II studies showed urocortin 2 to be well tolerated with positive hemodynamic effects as evidenced by increases in cardiac output and efficiency.
Conference Call and Webcast Tomorrow at 8:00AM Eastern TimeNeurocrine will hold a live conference call and webcast tomorrow at 8:00 a.m. Eastern Time (5:00 a.m. Pacific Time). Participants can access the live conference call by dialing 800-862-9098 (US) or 785-424-1051 (International) using the conference ID: 7NBIX. The call can also be accessed via the webcast through the Comp
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