Avalo Therapeutics Announces First Patient Dosed in the Phase 2 PEAK Trial of AVTX-002 for the Treatment of Non-Eosinophilic Asthma (NEA)Topline results expected 4Q2022
WAYNE, Pa. and ROCKVILLE, Md., May 18, 2022 (GLOBE NEWSWIRE) -- Avalo Therapeutics, Inc. (Nasdaq: AVTX), announced that the first patient has been dosed in the company’s Phase 2 PEAK (A Phase 2, Randomized, Double-Blind, Placebo-Controlled, Parallel Group Study to Evaluate the Safety and Efficacy of AVTX-002 for the Treatment of Poorly Controlled Non-Eosinophilic Asthma K) trial evaluating AVTX-002 for the treatment of non-eosinophilic asthma (NEA).
“Dosing the first patient in the Phase 2 PEAK trial brings us a step closer to delivering a new treatment option to these patients. Nearly half of all asthma patients have NEA, for which there is no specific treatment currently approved,” said Garry A. Neil, MD, President and Chief Executive Officer, Avalo Therapeutics.
Phase 2 Trial
The PEAK trial (n=approximately 80) is a 12-week randomized, double-blind, placebo-controlled study to evaluate the safety and efficacy of AVTX-002 for the treatment of poorly controlled NEA (NCT05288504). The primary endpoint is the proportion of subjects who experience an asthma-related event. At baseline, subjects will be randomized to receive either AVTX-002 or placebo once monthly.
Asthma is a chronic disease of the lungs characterized by airway inflammation causing swelling and excess mucous production. Asthma is classified as eosinophilic or non-eosinophilic, with 50% of severe asthma cases related to NEA. Many patients with NEA respond suboptimally to standard asthma treatments, especially to inhaled corticosteroids. This can lead to a higher severity of disease and more difficult-to-control asthma, which can be life-threatening for some patients.
About Avalo Therapeutics
Avalo Therapeutics is a leading clinical-stage precision medicine company that discovers, develops, and commercializes targeted therapeutics for patients with significant unmet clinical need in immunology and rare genetic diseases. The Company has built a diverse portfolio of innovative therapies to deliver meaningful medical impact for patients in urgent need. The Company’s clinical candidates commonly have a proven mechanistic rationale, biomarkers and/or an established proof-of-concept to expedite and increase the probability of success.
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