"We are excited to initiate this registrational clinical trial to evaluate the first indication for vatiquinone that was identified from our Bio-e platform," said
The Phase 2/3 trial in mitochondrial epilepsy, named MIT-E, is a randomized, placebo-controlled study evaluating vatiquinone in approximately 60 patients with genetically confirmed mitochondrial disease and associated refractory epilepsy. Enrolled patients will participate in a one-month run-in phase to ensure a minimum number of observable motor seizures. Patients who meet that threshold will then be enrolled in a six-month parallel arm placebo-controlled phase. The study's primary endpoint is the reduction of observed motor seizure frequency in the placebo-controlled phase relative to the run-in phase. Secondary endpoints include the occurrence of status epilepticus, number of hospitalizations, rescue medication use, and caregiver burden.
About Vatiquinone (PTC743)
Vatiquinone is an investigational small molecule that inhibits 15-Lipoxygenase, an enzyme that is a key regulator of the oxidative stress and inflammation response pathways that underpin neurological disease pathology. Vatiquinone has been evaluated in a number of clinical studies in which it has been demonstrated to have an impact on mortality risk and a number of neurological and neuromuscular disease symptoms. In more than 500 patients with duration of exposure up to 10 years, vatiquinone has demonstrated a favorable safety profile.
About the Bio-e platform
The Bio-e platform is based on a family of enzyme targets, oxidoreductases, that are critical to the generation and regulation of energy key to disease pathology in the CNS and other organ systems. The platform harnesses electron-transfer chemistry to modulate key biological processes beyond the reach of current drug development approaches. The lead compounds from the Bio-e platform, vatiquinone (PTC743) and PTC857, target the enzyme 15-lipoxygenase, a key enzymatic hub that regulates the inflammation and oxidative stress that underpin mitochondrial disease and CNS pathology.
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