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Biohaven Completes Randomization In Phase 2/3 Trial In Spinocerebellar Ataxia: Expected Topline Data Advanced To Fourth Quarter Of 2017

NEW HAVEN, Conn., Aug. 7, 2017 /PRNewswire/ -- Biohaven Pharmaceutical Holding Company Ltd. (BHVN) announced today that it has commenced dosing of all 141 randomized patients with spinocerebellar ataxia (SCA) in its Phase 2/3 trial of trigriluzole (previously known as BHV-4157). As a result, Biohaven now expects to receive topline results in the fourth quarter of 2017, earlier than previously expected. Trigriluzole, a novel glutamate modulator, is a drug candidate being developed by Biohaven as a potential treatment for patients with SCA, a rare, debilitating, genetic neurodegenerative disorder that affects approximately 22,000 people in the United States. No medications are currently approved by the U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA) for the treatment of this devastating condition or any other cerebellar ataxias. Trigriluzole has received both Orphan Drug Designation and Fast Track Designation for the treatment of SCA from the FDA.

"We are pleased to reach this important milestone in our efforts to advance trigriluzole for treatment of patients with SCA, and we are likewise happy to accelerate our expectation for receiving topline...