Mannkind Successfully Completes Phase 1 Study of Inhaled Clofazimine
- Study supports the dosing regimen that will be pursued in further clinical programs
- No serious adverse events or QT prolongation identified
- Planning underway to discuss results and the ongoing clinical program with the FDA
Clofazimine is being developed as an inhalation treatment option for nontuberculous mycobacterial (NTM) lung disease. NTM lung disease is a serious infection that is caused by bacteria common in the environment that can lead to a reduction in lung function, cough, fatigue, and quality of life. It is estimated that approximately 86,000 people in the
“There is a high unmet need to develop medicines that are well tolerated and effective in alleviating symptoms for those living with NTM lung disease,” said
Study MKC-CI -001 was a Phase I randomized, double-blind, placebo-controlled, single- (SAD) and multiple-ascending dose (MAD) study to evaluate the safety, tolerability, and pharmacokinetics (PK) of MNKD-101 in healthy volunteers. The key safety findings of the study included:
- Clofazimine inhalation solution found to be generally well tolerated at daily doses of up to 90 mg over a seven-day period
- No lab abnormalities, QT prolongation, or serious adverse events identified
“The safety and tolerability results for inhaled clofazimine are encouraging and we look forward to advancing the nebulized formulation of clofazimine to the next phase of development,” said
In the SAD portion of the study, 24 adults were enrolled in one of three cohorts (n = 8 per cohort) that received a single inhaled dose of 30 mg, 60 mg or 90 mg clofazimine, respectively. Participants resided at the clinical research unit until day 5 post-dose, during which time they were evaluated for safety and samples were collected for PK assessment. Participants returned on days 8 and 15 for additional safety assessments and sample collection. During the MAD portion of the study, 16 adults were enrolled in one of two cohorts (n = 8 per cohort) that received a daily inhaled dose of 30 mg or 90 mg clofazimine for a seven-day period. Participants resided at the clinical research unit until day 8 post-dose, during which time they were evaluated for safety and samples were collected for PK assessment. Participants returned on days 15 and 36 for additional safety assessments and sample collection.
Additional data collected during the MKC-CI-001 study is currently undergoing final analysis. Detailed data findings will be presented in upcoming publications and scientific conferences.
We are committed to using our formulation capabilities and device engineering prowess to lessen the burden of diseases such as diabetes, pulmonary arterial hypertension (PAH) and nontuberculous mycobacterial (NTM) lung disease. Our signature technologies – dry-powder formulations and inhalation devices – offer rapid and convenient delivery of medicines to the deep lung where they can exert an effect locally or enter the systemic circulation.
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