Primary Endpoint Met with Highly Statistically Significant Results
No Observed Safety Issues
Final Data Readout Expected in Second Quarter of 2022
The study randomized 120 patients, of which 119 patients were treated by either EscharEx (n=46), a gel vehicle (n=43), or a non-surgical standard-of-care consisting of either enzymatic or autolytic debridement (n=30). The study met its primary endpoint with high degree of statistical significance. Patients treated with EscharEx demonstrated a higher incidence of complete debridement during the 14-day measurement period within up to 8 applications compared to patients treated with gel vehicle (EscharEx: 63% (29/46) vs. gel vehicle: 30% (13/43), p-value=0.004). After adjusting for pre-specified covariates ascribed to patient baseline characteristics, wound size and age, regions, and sites, EscharEx efficacy superiority remained statistically significant compared to gel vehicle. Incidence of complete debridement of the non-surgical standard-of-care arm, during the same 14-day measurement period, was 13% (4/30).
In addition, the Independent Data Monitoring Committee reviewed the data of all patients treated and no safety concerns were identified in the study population. EscharEx was well-tolerated and overall safety was comparable between the arms. No differences were found in reported adverse events and no serious adverse event was related to study treatment. Patient baseline characteristics were comparable across all study arms.
“We are excited to report these robust topline results from our
Patient follow-up is ongoing and additional data, including secondary and exploratory endpoints as well as additional safety measurements, which will allow further evaluation of clinical benefits, is expected in the second quarter of 2022.
The study is a multicenter, prospective, randomized, placebo-controlled, adaptive design study, evaluating the safety and efficacy of EscharEx in debridement of VLUs compared to gel vehicle (placebo control) and non-surgical standard-of-care of either enzymatic or autolytic debridement. The study enrolled 120 patients, with 119 treated, at approximately 20 clinical sites, primarily in
For more information regarding this study, please visit www.clinicaltrials.gov (A Study to Evaluate the Safety and the Efficacy of EscharEx (EX-02 Formulation) in Debridement of Venous Leg Ulcers - Full Text View - ClinicalTrials.gov).
EscharEx is a bioactive therapy for debridement of chronic and other hard-to-heal wounds in advanced stages of clinical development. Designed for the outpatient setting, EscharEx is an easy-to-use concentrate of proteolytic enzymes enriched in bromelain for topical daily applications.
In two completed Phase 2 trials, EscharEx was well-tolerated and demonstrated safety and efficacy in the debridement of various chronic and other hard-to-heal wounds with only few daily applications. EscharEx’s mechanism of action is mediated by the proteolytic enzymes that cleave and remove the necrotic tissue and prepare the wound bed for healing. EscharEx is an investigational product and currently in a
As part of its broader EscharEx development program,
NexoBrid, our commercial orphan biological product for non-surgical eschar removal of deep-partial and full-thickness thermal burns, is a bromelain-based biological product containing a sterile mixture of proteolytic enzymes that selectively removes burn eschar within four hours without harming surrounding viable tissue. NexoBrid is currently marketed in the
EscharEx, our next-generation bioactive topical therapeutic under development in the U.S. for debridement of chronic and hard to heal wounds. In two Phase 2 studies, EscharEx was well-tolerated and has demonstrated safety and efficacy in the debridement of various chronic and other hard-to-heal wounds, within a few daily applications.
MW005, our topical biological drug for the treatment of non-melanoma skin cancers, is a clinical-stage product candidate under development.
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