Akari Therapeutics expects to complete Part B of AKC Phase I/II trial by Q4
The company said, "Successfully completed Part A of TRACKER, a Phase I/II clinical trial evaluating the safety and efficacy of topical nomacopan in patients with moderate-to-severe AKC. Results showed a rapid response and an overall improvement of 55% in the composite clinical score, which was composed of an improvement in symptoms of 62% and signs of 52% by Day 56. Three patients were treated with twice daily nomacopan eye drops in addition to standard of care for up to 56 days, with one patient completing 14 days and then withdrawing for reasons unrelated to the study. All patients had been on maximal topical cyclosporine, the standard of care, for at least three months prior to entry. The nomacopan eye drops were found to be comfortable and well tolerated with no serious adverse events. Enrollment in the Part B placebo-controlled efficacy arm in 16 patients continues to progress, with data read out planned for the fourth quarter of 2019."