In other developments, the company announced that it was granted a patent for ARIKACE by the U.S. Patent and Trademark Office. U.S. Patent No. 7,544,369 entitled "Sustained Release of Antiinfectives" covers ARIKACE for the once-daily treatment of Pseudomonas lung infections.
"We have followed and supported Transave's work in this area from the beginning, and we are excited to play a role in potentially bringing another new treatment option to CF patients," said
Under the terms of the agreement, Transave stands to receive
"We believe ARIKACE -- a once-a-day treatment with sustained effect -- can be a real breakthrough in CF patients' arduous treatment burden , and are looking forward to seeing the Phase II results and moving to Phase III soon afterward," said
The double-blind, 3 cohort, placebo-controlled study is designed to evaluate ARIKACE in the treatment of CF patients with Pseudomonas lung infections. A total of 46 patients have been randomized. ARIKACE or placebo are administered once daily for 28 days using an eFlow(R) Nebulizer System (PARI Pharma GmbH), a novel, highly efficient, portable aerosol delivery system. Eighteen clinical sites throughout