SAINT LAURENT, Quebec, July 10, 2019 (GLOBE NEWSWIRE) -- IntelGenx Corp. (IGX.V) (IGXT) (“IntelGenx”), a leader in pharmaceutical films, today announced that it will present a Montelukast poster at the 12th edition of Clinical Trials on Alzheimer’s Disease (CTAD2019), to be held in San Diego, California, from December 4-7, 2019.
The poster, entitled “The BUENA Study: A Phase 2a Clinical Trial to Test Safety and Efficacy of Montelukast VersaFilm®in Alzheimer’s Patients,” will be presented in collaboration with Prof. Dr. Ludwig Aigner’s group fromthe Paracelsus Medical University in Salzburg.
“Our studies of Montelukast have garnered positive feedback from the Alzheimer’s disease community to-date, so we are looking forward to presenting our ongoing BUENA studyat CTAD2019,”said Dr. Horst G. Zerbe, CEO of IntelGenx.
BUENA is a randomized, double-blind, placebo-controlled Phase 2a “proof of concept” study designed to assess Montelukast VersaFilm® in approximately 70 patients with mild to moderate Alzheimer’s disease. BUENA will evaluate the safety, feasibility, tolerability, and efficacy of Montelukast buccal film following daily dosing for 26 weeks.
About Montelukast VersaFilm®
Montelukast is a leukotriene receptor antagonist that was approved by the U.S. Food and Drug Administration in 1997 for the treatment of asthma and seasonal allergic rhinitis. IntelGenx is working to repurpose Montelukast as a therapeutic to treat neurodegenerative diseases by re-formulating the drug into an oral film-based product. IntelGenx's proprietary VersaFilm® technology is especially suited for special needs patient populations, and the Montelukast VersaFilm® product offers many distinct advantages over tablets for Alzheimer’s Disease patients, including the avoidance and minimization of first-pass-effects, ease of administration, improved API bioavailability, lower dosing and toxicity, better acceptability and improved compliance.
In Phase 1 studies, IntelGenx demonstrated that an oral film formulation of Montelukast is safe and tolerable in healthy subjects, reduces the first-pass-effect and has a 52% higher bioavailability compared to the regular Montelukast tablet, demonstrating a clear advantage of delivering Montelukast via film. IntelGenx's oral film also crossed the blood-brain barrier, an essential feature for treating degenerative brain diseases.
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