Positive Results in Alzheimer’s Trial
After many years of clinical trial failures in Alzheimer’s disease, pharma is sees some positive results – although caution is recommended
Stephanie Sutton |
Eisai and Biogen’s experimental BAN2401 drug – a humanized mAb designed as an anti beta-amyloid therapy) hit targets in a Phase II trial involving patients with early Alzheimer’s disease, slowing clinical decline and reducing amyloid beta accumulated in the brain measured using amyloid positron emission tomography (1). The drug was tested at various doses, with all showing a reduction in amyloid plaques, but a slowing of cognitive decline was only seen with the highest dose (10 mg/kg biweekly) – patients on this dose declined 30 percent slower compared with placebo.
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