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Intra-Cellular Therapies Announces Update on ITI-007-201 Clinical Trial for Treatment of Agitation in Patients with Probable Alzheimer's Disease
“We are disappointed for patients suffering from Alzheimer's disease that the interim analysis did not detect a signal that would warrant continuation of this study. Effective clinical study design is a challenge, especially for a therapeutic indication for which there are no approved treatments," said Dr.
About Study 201
Study 201 was a Phase 3 multicenter, randomized, double-blind, placebo-controlled clinical trial in patients with a clinical diagnosis of probable Alzheimer's disease and clinically significant symptoms of agitation. In this trial, patients were randomized to receive 9 mg ITI-007 or placebo in a 1:1 ratio orally once daily for four weeks. The primary efficacy measure utilized the Cohen-Mansfield Agitation Inventory — Community version (CMAI-C). Other efficacy measures included a Clinical Global Impression scale for Severity (CGI-S) of illness. Safety and tolerability were also assessed in the trial.
Intra-Cellular Therapies is developing novel drugs for the treatment of neuropsychiatric and neurodegenerative diseases and diseases of the elderly, including Parkinson's and Alzheimer's disease. The Company is developing its lead drug candidate, lumateperone (also known as ITI-007), for the treatment of schizophrenia, bipolar disorder, behavioral disturbances in patients with dementia, including Alzheimer's disease, depression and other neuropsychiatric and neurological disorders. Lumateperone is under review by the
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