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Aldeyra Therapeutics Announces First Patient Enrolled in the RENEW Phase 3 Clinical Trial for Dry Eye Disease
LEXINGTON, Mass., April 2, 2019 /PRNewswire/ -- Aldeyra Therapeutics, Inc. (Nasdaq: ALDX) (Aldeyra), a biotechnology company devoted to developing and commercializing next-generation medicines to improve the lives of patients with immune-mediated diseases, today announced enrollment of the first patient into the RENEW Phase 3 clinical trial of topical ocular reproxalap for the treatment of dry eye disease.
"Based on the positive results from our Phase 2b dry eye disease clinical trial, in which reproxalap demonstrated early onset and broad activity, we are pleased to initiate the RENEW Phase 3 trial," commented Todd C. Brady, M.D., Ph.D., President and CEO of Aldeyra. "In the United States, dry eye disease affects approximately 20 million adults, a large patient population that is underserved by currently available therapies, which often require weeks of therapy to achieve modest clinical benefit."
The RENEW Trial is a two-part, multi-center, randomized, double-masked, parallel-group, vehicle-controlled, adaptive Phase 3 clinical trial evaluating the efficacy of reproxalap ophthalmic solution (0.25%) vs. vehicle in 400 patients with moderate-to-severe dry eye disease. Results from the first part of the trial will confirm the dosing regimen and sample size for the second part. The co-primary endpoints of the trial will be ocular dryness and fluorescein nasal region ocular staining in pre-specified moderate to severe patient subsets analyzed over twelve weeks of therapy using Mixed effects Model Repeated Measures (MMRM).
In September 2018, Aldeyra reported results from a Phase 2b dry eye disease clinical trial, which demonstrated statistical superiority of reproxalap versus vehicle across multiple symptoms and signs. In the Phase 2b clinical trial, the MMRM p values for the Phase 3 co-primary endpoints of dryness and staining were 0.0048 and 0.0007, respectively.
More information about the RENEW trial is available on www.clinicaltrials.gov (NCT03879863).
About Aldeyra Therapeutics
Aldeyra Therapeutics is a biotechnology company devoted to developing and commercializing next-generation medicines to improve the lives of patients with immune-mediated diseases. Aldeyra's lead product candidate, reproxalap, is a first-in-class treatment in late-stage development for dry eye disease, allergic conjunctivitis, noninfectious anterior uveitis, and Sjögren-Larsson Syndrome. The company is also developing other product candidates for proliferative vitreoretinopathy and other retinal diseases, post-transplant lymphoproliferative disease, autoimmune disease, metabolic disease, and cancer. None of Aldeyra's product candidates have been approved for sale in the U.S. or elsewhere.
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