Research Study in Patients With Severe Ulcerative Colitis

2014-07-24 14:34:14 | BioPortfolio


The purpose of the study is to evaluate an intravenous (by injection) investigational medication to treat severe ulcerative colitis refractory to steroid therapy. The research is being conducted at up to 8 clinical research sites in the US and is open to both men and women ages 18 to 70 years old. Participants in the study will have a number of visits to a research site. All study-related care and medication is provided to qualified participants at no cost: this includes all visits, examinations and laboratory work.


A Phase I, dose-escalation, pilot study designed to obtain safety and tolerability data on visilizumab administered to patients with severe ulcerative colitis that has failed to respond to steroid therapy. Patients who are currently receiving IV corticosteroids, but whose disease has not responded after at least 5 days of this therapy, will be eligible for the study.

Study Design

Allocation: Randomized, Control: Dose Comparison, Endpoint Classification: Safety Study, Intervention Model: Single Group Assignment, Masking: Open Label, Primary Purpose: Treatment


Ulcerative Colitis




Cedars-Sinai Medical Center
Los Angeles
United States




Facet Biotech

Results (where available)

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Published on BioPortfolio: 2014-07-24T14:34:14-0400

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