AIM ImmunoTech Submits Pre-IND Application to the FDA for Phase 2 Clinical Study of Ampligen as a Potential Infusion Therapy for Post-COVID-19 Cognitive Dysfunction
AIM ImmunoTech Inc. recently announced it has submitted a Pre-Investigational New Drug application (Pre-IND) to the US FDA for a Phase 2 clinical study of Ampligen as a potential infusion therapy for Post-COVID-19 Cognitive Dysfunction (PCCD).
This will be a Phase 2, two-arm, randomized, double blind, placebo controlled, multicenter study to evaluate the efficacy and safety of Ampligen in patients experiencing PCCD. Eighty subjects will be randomized 1:1 to receive twice weekly infusions of Ampligen or placebo for a period of 12 weeks. Amarex Clinical Research, an NSF International company, is managing the FDA submission and will manage the clinical trial.
“This preliminary IND filing is not only a major milestone for the company, but also an important step forward for those individuals suffering from the debilitating long-term effects of COVID-19, including PCCD,” said AIM CEO Thomas K. Equels. “We are highly encouraged by the outlook for this trial based on the safety data we have amassed around Ampligen, combined with initial data suggesting that Ampligen may improve cognitive function among patients with PCCD. We look forward to reporting additional near-term milestones, as we advance Ampligen as a potential COVID-19 therapy.”
Developing an effective therapy is critical for relieving the socio-economical impact of PCCD and its medical burden on the US and global populations. People suffering from PCCD — including young adults — can suffer severe difficulties in concentrating, serious memory problems and inability to live an active lifestyle, unable to work, and even unable to perform everyday tasks.
Early data have indicated that patients with symptoms of PCCD being treated with Ampligen in the ongoing AMP-511 Early Access Program have reported improvements in ability to concentrate or focus. Based on early data and AIM’s research, the company recently filed a provisional patent application for Ampligen as both an intravenous and intranasal therapy for PCCD. The company hopes to make additional announcements about developing Ampligen as a potential COVID-19 therapy in the near future.
AIM ImmunoTech Inc. is an immuno-pharma company focused on the research and development of therapeutics to treat multiple types of cancers, immune disorders, and viral diseases, including COVID-19, the disease caused by the SARS-CoV-2 virus.
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