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A Study to determine the safety, effectiveness, and acceptability of 2 methods of administration of EUR-1008 3,000 lipase units capsules (the "EUR-1008"), a Pancreatic Enzyme Product ("PEP"), in infants with CF who need to take PEP medications to help break down the food that they eat.
Multicenter, randomized, open-label, crossover study in pediatric subjects with EPI associated with CF. The study will be carried out in infants between 1 and 12 months of age.
The study is comprised of 1 screening period followed by 2 treatment periods and a follow-up visit. During the Screening Period, all subjects will be administered ZENPEP®. Once determined eligible for participation, subjects will be randomized to 1 of 2 treatment groups, and administered treatment with 1 of 2 different methods of administration.
Allocation: Randomized, Control: Active Control, Endpoint Classification: Safety Study, Intervention Model: Crossover Assignment, Masking: Open Label, Primary Purpose: Treatment
University of California, San Francisco Pediatrics
Published on BioPortfolio: 2014-08-27T03:14:40-0400
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