RADNOR, Pa., Feb. 03, 2020 (GLOBE NEWSWIRE) -- Marinus Pharmaceuticals, Inc. (MRNS), a pharmaceutical company dedicated to the development of innovative therapeutics to treat epilepsy and neuropsychiatric disorders, today announced the upcoming presentation of EEG data from its Phase 2 study at the American Clinical Neurophysiology Society (ACNS) 2020 Annual Meeting in New Orleans, Louisiana on February 7, 2020. The data from the study demonstrate a rapid, dose-dependent and sustained reduction of seizure burden in patients with status epilepticus (SE) treated with ganaxolone. In addition, an independent central review of EEG seizure data provided objective diagnostic confirmation in these patients of a clear dose effect, with the target dose level providing sustained reductions in seizure burden (greater than 80%) throughout the entire analysis window.
“Intravenous Ganaxolone Achieves Rapid and Dose-Dependent Sustained Improvement in EEG Seizure Burden in Patients with Refractory Status Epilepticus”
A. M. Husain, et al.
# 793677. Poster Number F53
Friday, February 7
7:30 pm to 9:00 pm Central Time
About Marinus Pharmaceuticals
Marinus Pharmaceuticals, Inc. is a pharmaceutical company dedicated to the development of ganaxolone, which offers a new mechanism of action, demonstrated efficacy and safety, and convenient dosing to improve the lives of patients suffering from epilepsy and depression. Ganaxolone is a positive allosteric modulator of GABAA that acts on a well-characterized target in the brain known to have anti-seizure, anti-depressant and anti-anxiety effects. Ganaxolone is being developed in IV and oral dose forms intended to maximize therapeutic reach to adult and pediatric patient populations in both acute and chronic care settings. Marinus is conducting the first ever pivotal studies in children with CDKL5 deficiency disorder and PCDH19-related epilepsy. Based on results from a recent Phase 2 study in refractory SE and from biomarker analysis research, the Company intends to initiate later this year a Phase 3 study in SE and a Phase 2 study in Tuberous Sclerosis Complex (TSC), respectively. For more information visit www.marinuspharma.com. Please follow us on Twitter: @MarinusPharma.
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Lisa M. Caperelli
Executive Director, Investor & Strategic Relations
Marinus Pharmaceuticals, Inc.