Zai Lab Elects to Discontinue Development of ZL-3101 (Fugan) for Atopic Dermatitis
SHANGHAI, China, Aug. 24, 2018 (GLOBE NEWSWIRE) -- Zai Lab Limited (NASDAQ:ZLAB), a Shanghai-based innovative biopharmaceutical company, today announced the decision to discontinue the development of ZL-3101 (Fugan) for the treatment of atopic dermatitis (AD). This decision was made based on the top-line results of a Phase IIA trial of ZL-3101 in patients with mild to moderate subacute eczema.
The double-blind, randomized, placebo-controlled multi-center Phase IIA study enrolled 295 Chinese patients with AD. Although the study showed that topical ZL-3101 was safe and well-tolerated, the treatment showed no difference compared to placebo in the primary efficacy endpoint, a change in the Eczema Area and Severity Index (EASI) score at day 21.
“Although disappointing, our broad and advanced pipeline enables us to redirect resources allocated to ZL-3101 to our other advanced clinical-stage assets and opportunities,” said Dr. Samantha Du, Zai Lab’s Chief Executive Officer. “ We look forward to providing updates on the progress of our oncology, infectious disease and auto-immune drug candidates.”
Fugan (ZL-3101) is a novel steroid-sparing topical product for the treatment of eczema and psoriasis. The Company licensed the exclusive worldwide rights to Fugan in 2016 from GSK.
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