Adamis Provides an Enrollment Update on the Phase 2/3 Study of Tempol in COVID-19 Positive High-Risk Subjects
The clinical trial of Tempol has reached the initial planned enrollment of 248 subjects
Independent Data Monitoring Board to review interim data from approximately 200 initial subjects
SAN DIEGO, Sept. 12, 2022 (GLOBE NEWSWIRE) -- Adamis Pharmaceuticals Corporation (NASDAQ: ADMP) today announced that the Company’s ongoing U.S. Phase 2/3 clinical trial to evaluate the safety and efficacy of Tempol as a treatment for COVID-19 has reached the initial planned enrollment of 248 subjects.
“We are very pleased to reach this trial milestone and eagerly await the next DSMB meeting later this month,” David J. Marguglio, Adamis’ CEO stated. “This interim meeting is significant as it will mark the first time the DSMB evaluates statistical measures of efficacy for Tempol.”
The Data Safety Monitoring Board (DSMB) is comprised of infectious disease experts who independently review the unblinded trial data and make recommendations. The DSMB previously met to evaluate the clinical and safety data from interim analyses in March and June 2022, and both times recommended that the study continue without modification. At the September meeting, the DSMB plans to evaluate the primary efficacy endpoint, the sustained resolution of COVID-19 symptoms, as well as safety in individuals who are at high risk for disease progression for approximately 190 subjects.
If analysis of the interim clinical data showed significant efficacy, the DSMB may recommend stopping the trial because it has already demonstrated statistical significance. If the interim data indicated no efficacy on the primary endpoint, the DSMB would likely recommend stopping the trial for futility. Under that outcome, the Company would begin analyzing the then unblinded data to determine if there were efficacy on the secondary endpoints. If positive efficacy trends are observed on the primary endpoint in favor of Tempol, but statistical significance is not reached, the DSMB may recommend continuing the trial and enrolling additional patients to further power the study.
Ron Moss, M.D., Chief Medical Officer of Adamis added, “If either the interim data or the final clinical data shows positive results, we would submit a clinical study report to the FDA and request a meeting to discuss the findings and the potential for Emergency Use Authorization. The Agency has approved two oral antivirals under EUA for outpatients with COVID-19. Regardless of what form COVID-19 takes going forward, we believe there will always be a medical need and large market for new effective therapeutics.”
About the Trial
“A Phase 2/3, Adaptive, Randomized, Double-Blind, Placebo-Controlled Study to Examine the Effects of Tempol (MBM-02) in Subjects With COVID-19 Infection” was designed to enroll approximately 248 high risk subjects with early COVID-19 infection age 18 years of age and older. The primary endpoint is the rate of sustained clinical resolution between Tempol and the standard of care versus placebo and the standard of care at Day 14. In addition to the primary endpoint, a number of secondary endpoints will be reviewed including, but not limited to, changes in inflammatory markers, hospitalizations, and all cause of mortality. Eligible subjects with positive COVID-19 infection within five days of study entry plus at least one co-morbidity were randomized one-to-one to receive either Tempol or placebo. Co-morbidities include age of 65 or older, hypertension, diabetes, obesity, cancer, immunodeficiency and in the opinion of the investigator the risk factor is not acutely life-threatening. Patients randomized to Tempol received 800mg daily in two divided oral doses of 400mg capsules for up to 21 days. Similarly, placebo capsules were administered twice daily to subjects in the placebo group for up to 21 days. Additional information about the trial can be found on www.clinicaltrials.gov using the identifier NCT04729595.
Tempol is a redox cycling nitroxide that promotes the metabolism of many reactive oxygen species and improves nitric oxide bioavailability. It has been studied extensively in animal models of oxidative stress and inflammation. Preclinical studies of Tempol have shown it to have anti-inflammatory and antioxidant activity. Adamis has licensed exclusive rights under certain patents, patent applications and related know-how relating to Tempol for certain licensed fields including the fields of COVID-19 infection, asthma, respiratory syncytial virus infection, and influenza infection, as well as a therapeutic for radiation-induced dermatitis.
About Adamis Pharmaceuticals
Adamis Pharmaceuticals Corporation is a specialty biopharmaceutical company primarily focused on developing and commercializing products in various therapeutic areas, including allergy, opioid overdose, respiratory and inflammatory disease. The Company’s SYMJEPI® (epinephrine) Injection products are approved by the FDA for use in the emergency treatment of acute allergic reactions, including anaphylaxis. The Company’s ZIMHI® (naloxone) Injection product is approved for the treatment of opioid overdose. Tempol is in development for the treatment of patients with COVID-19 and a Phase 2/3 clinical trial is underway. For additional information about Adamis Pharmaceuticals, please visit our website and follow us on Twitter and LinkedIn.
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