The first phase of testing
is done and now those patients on placebo can carry on with the actual drug.
I wonder what that feels like when you find out you were on the placebo? Anyone
have that experience? Were you convinced you were actually on the drug? "Eligible
patients who have successfully completed the blinded, placebo controlled MAESTRO-01
trial may choose to receive MBP8298 on an un-blinded basis in MAESTRO-02 regardless
of whether they were previously on placebo or drug. The trial will primarily
evaluate the long-term safety of MBP8298. "Now that the first patients
who participated in our MAESTRO-01 pivotal trial have completed the study, we
are pleased to offer MBP8298 on an open-label basis," said Kevin Giese, President
and CEO of BioMS Medical. "We believe MBP8298 has the potential to become the
only safe and effective first line therapy for the treatment of secondary progressive
MS. While MAESTRO-01 was designed to evaluate the safety and efficacy of MBP8298,
MAESTRO-02 will provide additional important long-term safety and efficacy data
to support regulatory submissions."