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Safety, Tolerability, and Activity Study of ISIS SOD1Rx to Treat Familial Amyotrophic Lateral Sclerosis (ALS) Caused by SOD1 Gene Mutations

2014-08-27 03:16:58 | BioPortfolio

Summary

This study will test the safety, tolerability and pharmacokinetics of single doses of ISIS 333611 administered into the spinal canal as 12 hour infusions.

Description

This study will test the safety, tolerability, and pharmacokinetics of single doses of ISIS 333611 administered as 12-hour intrathecal infusions. Four dose levels (0.15, 0.5, 1.5 and 3 mg) will be evaluated sequentially. The volume of the infusion is 0.25 mL/12 hours. Each dose level will be studied in a cohort of 8 patients where 6 are randomized to active treatment with ISIS 333611 and 2 are randomized to placebo.

Study Design

Allocation: Randomized, Control: Placebo Control, Endpoint Classification: Safety Study, Intervention Model: Parallel Assignment, Masking: Double Blind (Subject, Caregiver, Investigator, Outcomes Assessor), Primary Purpose: Treatment

Conditions

Familial Amyotrophic Lateral Sclerosis

Intervention

ISIS 333611

Location

Center for Neurologic Study
La Jolla
California
United States
92037

Status

Recruiting

Source

Isis Pharmaceuticals

Results (where available)

View Results

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Published on BioPortfolio: 2014-08-27T03:16:58-0400

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