LIALDA/MEZAVANT for the treatment of diverticulitis
Phase 3 worldwide clinical trials investigating the use of the product for the treatment of diverticulitis were initiated in 2007 and are continuing.
SPD550 (Larazotide Acetate; also known as AT-1001) for the treatment of Celiac disease
SPD550 is being developed for the treatment of Celiac disease. In December 2007 Shire acquired the worldwide rights to SPD550 (Larazotide Acetate; also known as AT-1001) in markets outside of the US and Japan from Alba. The two parties have established Joint Committees which will guide the development, manufacture and commercialization of the product. Alba has initiated and is responsible for executing the ongoing Phase 2 program and certain non-clinical studies. Additional development studies may be conducted jointly or by the individual companies prior to or after initiation of Phase 3.
Treatments for diseases in other therapeutic areas
FOSRENOL for the treatment of pre-dialysis chronic kidney disease ('CKD')
Following the FDA Cardiovascular and Renal Drugs Advisory Committee recommendation in October of 2007 on the use of phosphate binders, including FOSRENOL, to treat hyperphosphatemia in pre-dialysis CKD patients, Shire continues to work with the FDA to determine whether FOSRENOL can launch in the pre-dialysis CKD market in the US without conducting additional clinical outcomes trials.
Renovo Limited ('Renovo') initiated its first pivotal European Phase 3 trial in scar revision in the fourth quarter of 2008 to support the filing of a European regulatory dossier. If the outcome from Renovo's multi centre, EU Phase 3 study is suitably positive, the data will be used to inform the strategy and design of Shire's US development plan and to strengthen the chances of regulatory and commercial success in the US.
|SOURCE Shire Plc|
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