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US Phase 2 clinical trial of RVX-208 commenced by Resverlogix

March 15, 2016

The primary objective of this study is to determine if RVX-208 will produce an increase in plasma ApoA-l levels compared to placebo group after three months of dosing. The secondary objectives are to examine the safety and tolerability of RVX-208, to compare the dose and time response relationships for ApoA-l over time as well as to examine and key reverse cholesterol makers such as Alpha 1 HDL.

"The initiation of the ASSERT Trial is another important milestone that Resverlogix has achieved this year. Our clinical trials to date have produced very encouraging results for our lead drug, RVX-208, for the treatment of atherosclerosis. Currently, there is a void in therapies that can regress atherosclerosis. The current standard of care is statin therapies, which can only stop atherosclerosis from progressing but in almost all cases is unable to remove it. If RVX-208 is able to achieve this goal it would be an important step toward the reduction of disease risk and lower health system costs. We are delighted to have this trial dose its first patients two months ahead of schedule," said Donald J. McCaffrey, President and CEO of Resverlogix.

SOURCE Resverlogix Corp.