Innovation Pharmaceuticals Phase 2 Oral Mucositis Trial Additional Data Show Brilacidin-OM Demonstrated A Significant Reduction in the Incidence of Severe Oral Mucositis in Patients with Head and Neck Cancer (HNC) Receiving Aggressive Chemotherapy Regimen
BEVERLY, MA – April 9, 2018 (GLOBE NEWSWIRE) Innovation Pharmaceuticals, (OTCQB:IPIX) (“the Company”), a clinical stage biopharmaceutical company, is pleased to report further data analysis from its successfully completed Phase 2 clinical trial of Brilacidin-OM (see NCT02324335) for the indication of decreasing the incidence of Severe Oral Mucositis (SOM) in Head and Neck Cancer (HNC) patients receiving chemoradiation.
Brilacidin-OM Subgroup Analysis (by Chemotherapy Regimen)
Brilacidin-OM was more effective in decreasing the incidence of SOM in HNC patients receiving the more aggressive chemotherapy regimen—cisplatin administered in a higher concentration (80-100 mg/m2), every 21 days—as compared to lower concentrations of cisplatin (30-40 mg/m2) administered weekly.
For the Modified Intent-to-Treat (mITT) population, Brilacidin-OM in the aggressive chemotherapy regimen reduced the incidence of SOM by 65.0% ([incidence control- incidence active]/incidence control) as compared with placebo (Brilacidin: 25.0%; placebo: 71.4%; p=0.0480). For the Per Protocol (PP) population, Brilacidin-OM in the aggressive chemotherapy regimen similarly reduced the incidence of SOM by 80.3% as compared with placebo (Brilacidin: 14.3%; placebo: 72.7%; p=0.0249). Treatments appeared well-tolerated with good safety.
These data, with additional analysis forthcoming based on the Clinical Study Report, further support Brilacidin’s potential as a promising, and clearly differentiated, late-stage OM drug candidate and will help inform the planning and design of future trials. Brilacidin-OM is being developed under FDA Fast Track Designation.
“We are delighted to see Brilacidin-OM demonstrate such high, statistically significant efficacy in patients receiving aggressive treatment for HNC,” said Arthur P. Bertolino, MD, PhD, MBA, President and Chief Medical Officer at Innovation Pharmaceuticals.“Reducing incidence of SOM sets the gold standard and is key to capturing the large HNC market currently lacking any approved drugs. With this new expanded information on the effectiveness of Brilacidin-OM, coupled with our previously reported successful primary results, we think our novel compound continues to raise the bar as the leading SOM drug in development.”