Sophiris says it’s ready to get back on track with lead drug after patient death — but questions linger
Sophiris’ shares $SPHS took a beating two months ago when the biotech disclosed that a patient died on the same day of a second administration of their drug topsalysin in a Phase IIb prostate cancer trial.
That death caused the biotech to put a brake on their dosing plans. Now, they’d like to wipe the slate clean of any nagging safety issues.
In a new statement out this morning, the San Diego-based biotech says the researchers involved have concluded that their patient had likely died as a result of “sudden cardiac death probably due to an arrhythmia…The investigator and the company concur that the event is unlikely related to topsalysin or the procedure.”
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