Saturday, 18 June 2016

First Patient Enrolled in Summit’s PhaseOut DMD, a Phase 2 Clinical Trial of Ezutromid in Boys With DMD Nasdaq:SMMT

First Patient Enrolled in Summit’s PhaseOut DMD, a Phase 2 Clinical Trial of Ezutromid in Boys With DMD Nasdaq:SMMT: "OXFORD, United Kingdom, June 17, 2016 (GLOBE NEWSWIRE) -- Summit Therapeutics plc (NASDAQ:SMMT) (AIM:SUMM), the drug discovery and development company advancing therapies for Duchenne muscular dystrophy (‘DMD’) and Clostridium difficile infection, today announces that it has enrolled the first patient in PhaseOut DMD, a Phase 2 proof of concept clinical trial of ezutromid (formerly SMT C1100) in patients with DMD. Ezutromid dosing is expected to follow a screening period of up to 28 days.

Ezutromid is an orally administered small molecule that is designed to modulate utrophin, a protein that is structurally and functionally similar to the dystrophin protein. Dystrophin is essential for the healthy function of all muscles but is missing in patients with DMD. Utrophin modulation is a potential disease-modifying approach that could treat all boys and young men with DMD, regardless of their underlying dystrophin gene mutation."



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