Aldeyra Therapeutics Announces First Patient Enrolled in the Phase 3 INVIGORATE Trial in Allergic Conjunctivitis
“Initiating enrollment in the INVIGORATE Trial moves us closer to our goal of providing allergic conjunctivitis patients with a new treatment option for one of the world’s most common ocular conditions,” said
The INVIGORATE Trial, which will enroll approximately 120 patients, is a randomized, double-masked, crossover vehicle-controlled Phase 3 clinical trial to assess the efficacy and safety of reproxalap ophthalmic solution (0.25%) compared with vehicle using an allergen chamber. Consistent with prior allergic conjunctivitis trials, the primary endpoint will be subject-reported ocular itching score.
In Aldeyra’s Phase 2 allergen chamber clinical methods trial, completed in
Reproxalap is a novel, small-molecule immune-modulating covalent inhibitor of RASP (reactive aldehyde species), which are elevated in ocular and systemic inflammatory disease, and lead to activation of intracellular inflammatory factors, including NF-kB, inflammasomes, and Scavenger Receptor A. Reproxalap’s mechanism of action has been validated with the demonstration of statistically significant and clinically relevant activity in multiple physiologically distinct late-phase clinical indications.
About Allergic Conjunctivitis
Allergic conjunctivitis affects more than 1 billion people worldwide,1 including more than 100 million in the U.S.2 The disease is thought to be mediated in part by RASP. The signs and symptoms of allergic conjunctivitis – ocular itching, redness, and tearing – are persistently disturbing, affecting quality of life and leading to loss of work that can create a substantial economic burden for patients and families.3 Allergic conjunctivitis is hyperendemic and prevalence is increasing. Although allergic conjunctivitis is one of the most common diseases treated by ophthalmologists and optometrists, in many cases physicians and patients report that currently available therapy is inadequate. Today, nearly one in five allergic conjunctivitis patients requires corticosteroids or other adjunctive therapy in addition to antihistamines.
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1 White Book on Allergy (2013 Update)
2 Singh K, Axelrod S, Bielory L. The epidemiology of ocular and nasal allergy in
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