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Study Evaluating TCH346 and Placebo Administered Once Daily in Patients With Amyotrophic Lateral Sclerosis (ALS)

2014-07-23 21:52:13 | BioPortfolio

Summary

This is a global multicenter study designed to evaluate the safety and clinical effects of 4 oral doses of TCH346 (1.0, 2.5, 7.5, and 15 mg) compared to placebo in patients with mild or mild to moderate stages of ALS. The study consists of 3 phases: screening (up to 2 weeks), run-in (16 weeks), and a double-blind treatment phase of variable duration (at least 24 weeks).

Study Design

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

Conditions

Amyotrophic Lateral Sclerosis

Intervention

TCH346

Location

Novartis USA
East Hanover
New Jersey
United States
07936

Status

Completed

Source

Novartis

Results (where available)

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Published on BioPortfolio: 2014-07-23T21:52:13-0400

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