This year promises to be an instrumental one in the realm of clinical research, from the developments of the Covid-19 vaccine and beyond. Today, we’ll be picking out a few significant clinical studies to keep an eye on in the months to come.
1. Clinical trial for rare illnesses
Disease Treatment: Rare illnesses
This Netherlands-based pharmaceutical company turned heads in 2020 with a clinical trial for efgartigimod, a drug that was shown to improve motor functions in those afflicted by the rare, chronic, autoimmune disease myasthenia gravis.
The kicker? The company finds its inspiration for drugs in llama antibodies. Now, Argenx awaits FDA approval for efgartigimod, with hopes to expand into Japan and Europe later this year.
2. New clinical trial for Alzheimer's disease
Disease Treatment: Alzheimer’s Disease
This clinical trial, testing a medication known as Aducanumab, is promising because of its method of turning antibodies into therapeutics by a process called "reverse translational medicine." The drug will be evaluated under priority review for FDA approval, with a target action date of March 7.
3. Clinical trial for multiple Myeloma
Disease Treatment: Late-stage multiple Myeloma
Company: Johnson and Johnson
This therapy, known as Cilta-ce,l is a CAR-T targeting BCMA (B-cell maturation antigen.) This year, a study researching its effects on refractory multiple myeloma is expected to yield FDA approval.
4. Clinical trial for Migraine prevention
Disease treatment: Migraine Prevention
Company: AbbVie, pre-registration.
The proposed drug, Atogepant is an oral calcitonin gene-related peptide receptor antagonist being tested as migraine prevention and treatment medication. After a phase III trial showing a reduction in average migraines over the course of three months, AbbVie’s drug is promising, given that oral methods of delivering the CGRP receptor agonist are more accessible to patients, and are becoming increasingly popular.
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