“The active IND for mavrilimumab in GCA and first patients dosed in this global Phase 2 trial are both important milestones for patients and Kiniksa,” said
The global Phase 2 proof-of-concept clinical trial utilizes a double-blind, randomized, placebo-controlled design to evaluate the efficacy of mavrilimumab in subjects with GCA. The trial is expected to enroll approximately 60 subjects with new-onset and refractory disease. Subjects will be randomized 3:2 to mavrilimumab 150 mg or placebo injected subcutaneously once every 2 weeks co-administered with a corticosteroid taper. Treatment duration will be 26 weeks, and the primary efficacy endpoint is time to first flare.
Mavrilimumab is an investigational fully-human monoclonal antibody that is designed to antagonize GM-CSF signaling by binding to the alpha subunit of the GM-CSF receptor. Kiniksa’s first planned indication for mavrilimumab is giant cell arteritis, an inflammatory disease of blood vessels.
Kiniksa is a biopharmaceutical company focused on discovering, acquiring, developing and commercializing therapeutic medicines for patients suffering from debilitating diseases with significant unmet medical need. Kiniksa has a pipeline of five product candidates across various stages of development, focused on autoinflammatory and autoimmune conditions. For more information, please visit www.kiniksa.com.
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