Zogenix initiates Phase 3 trial of ZX008
Zogenix announced that the first child has enrolled in the Phase 3 clinical trial for the company's lead investigational therapy, ZX008, as an adjunctive treatment of seizures associated with Lennox-Gastaut syndrome, or LGS. The Phase 3 multicenter, global LGS trial is divided in two parts. Part 1 is a double-blind, placebo-controlled investigation to assess the safety, tolerability and efficacy of ZX008, low-dose fenfluramine, when added to a patient's current anti-epileptic therapy. The trial will include two dose levels of ZX008, as well as placebo. After establishing baseline seizure frequency for 4 weeks, randomized patients will be titrated to their dose over a 2-week titration period, followed by a 12-week fixed dose maintenance period. Zogenix is targeting a total of 225 patients in the trial. The primary endpoint of the clinical trial is change in the number of seizures that result in drops between baseline and the combined titration and maintenance periods at the 0.8 mg/kg/day dose. The key secondary endpoints include change in the number of seizures that result in drops between baseline and the combined titration and maintenance periods at the 0.2 mg/kg/day dose, and the proportion of patients achieving a 50 percent reduction in drop seizures. Part 2 of the clinical trial will be a 12-month open-label extension to evaluate the long-term safety, tolerability and effectiveness of ZX008.