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Celgene International Sárl (CELG) Release: Oral Apremilast Significantly Improved Nail and Scalp Psoriasis and Health-Related Quality-of-Life Measures in Phase III ESTEEM 1 Study


10/3/2013 10:25:35 AM

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BOUDRY, Switzerland--(BUSINESS WIRE)--Celgene International Sàrl, a wholly-owned subsidiary of Celgene Corporation (NASDAQ:CELG), today announced results of pre-specified sub-analyses from ESTEEM 1 on nail and scalp psoriasis, as well as health-related quality-of-life outcomes, from the Company’s first phase III study in psoriasis, at the 22nd Congress of the European Academy of Dermatology and Venereology annual meeting in Istanbul, Turkey. ESTEEM 1 is the largest of two registrational, randomized, placebo-controlled studies evaluating apremilast, an oral small-molecule specific inhibitor of phosphodiesterase 4 (PDE4), in more than 1,200 patients with moderate-to-severe plaque psoriasis. Previously reported findings from ESTEEM 1 showed that apremilast significantly improved general signs and symptoms of psoriasis across a wide-range of patient types.

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