Recombinant Human Relaxin (rhRlx) in Pregnant Women Scheduled for Induction of Labor

2014-08-27 03:47:24 | BioPortfolio


The purpose of this study is to assess the safety and efficacy of rhRlx for cervical ripening, when compared to a placebo.


A multicenter, randomized, double-blind, placebo-controlled, dose escalation study of healthy female subjects at ≥ 40 weeks gestation and who are scheduled for induction. A dose-escalation portion of the study is followed by a randomized, double-blind, placebo-controlled portion of the study. The endpoints include cervical ripening, as well as progression to labor and delivery.

Study Design

Allocation: Randomized, Control: Placebo Control, Endpoint Classification: Safety/Efficacy Study, Intervention Model: Parallel Assignment, Masking: Double-Blind, Primary Purpose: Treatment


Labor, Induced


recombinant human relaxin


Novosibirsk State Medical Academy
Russian Federation




Corthera, Inc.

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Published on BioPortfolio: 2014-08-27T03:47:24-0400

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Artificially induced UTERINE CONTRACTION. Generally, LABOR, OBSTETRIC is induced with the intent to cause delivery of the fetus and termination of pregnancy.

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