Published on August 6, 2012 at 12:22 PM
Dr. Joan Fallon, founder and CEO of Curemark, a Rye, New York-based drug research and development company focused on the treatment of Autism and neurological diseases, today announced that the company has received clearance from the Food and Drug Administration (FDA) to commence direct enrollment of children 9-12 years of age into its open-label extension study of CM-AT for children with Autism. A limited cohort of children and sites will be involved in this direct enrollment.
In December 2011, Curemark reported that its Phase III double-blind randomized placebo-controlled multicenter clinical trial of CM-AT for Autism met its primary and secondary endpoints. The trial compared CM-AT to placebo in children with Autism 3-8 years of age. Top line results demonstrate a statistically significant effect of CM-AT over placebo on both the core and non-core symptoms of Autism.
Dr. Fallon stated, "We are thrilled to be allowed to directly enroll these older children into our ongoing open-label extension study." She continued, "Enrolling children 9-12 years-of-age with Autism who may potentially benefit from this therapeutic treatment in our trial is extremely important."
The FDA has placed CM-AT into the Fast Track program which facilitates the development and expedites the review of new drugs that are intended to treat serious or life-threatening conditions and that demonstrate the potential to address unmet medical needs.
SOURCE Curemark LLC