Can-Fite announced today it has submitted a market registration plan to the European Medicines Agency (EMA) for its lead drug candidate Piclidenoson in the treatment of moderate to severe psoriasis. A submission to the U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA) will follow.
Registration plans for both the EMA and FDA include final efficacy and safety results from Can-Fite’s successful COMFORT™ Phase III study and the protocol for the Company’s upcoming Phase III pivotal trial together with a request for registration advice from the regulators. Current chemistry, manufacturing, and controls (CMC), nonclinical data, and human pharmacokinetic data are also included.
Can-Fite recently reported topline results from its Phase III COMFORT™ study which met its primary endpoint with statistically significant improvement over placebo in psoriasis patients and an excellent safety profile for Piclidenoson. The Phase III COMFORT™ data point towards a better safety profile for Piclidenoson as compared to Otezla, the leading oral therapy for psoriasis on the market today, as Otezla induced: 1) gastro-intestinal adverse events in 6% of patients compared with 1% in patients treated with placebo or Piclidenoson; and 2) 9.9% nervous system disorders in the Otezla vs. 0.7% in the Piclidenoson treated patients.
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