PAH therapy tanks in Phase III, obliterating Bellerophon's stock
Bellerophon, a small company in New Jersey, has lost its bet that it could treat high blood pressure in the lungs with its last-stage lead therapy. The company’s stock is crashing on the news that its Phase III trial is being scrapped midway.
Why is Bellerophon ditching the effort? Futility. An interim analysis showed the first 75 patients enrolled in the pulmonary arterial hypertension (PAH) trial were not responding as hoped. The Data Monitoring Committee deemed the overall change in 6 minute walk distance — the primary endpoint of the trial — “insufficient to support the continuation of the study.”
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