Secukinumab is an anti-IL17A drug being investigated for a number of inflammatory conditions. For plaque psoriasis, Novartis is planning to evaluate a dose of 150 mg subcutaneously compared with placebo.
The primary outcome measure of the planned Phase III trial named ERASURE is to evaluate the efficacy in patients with moderate to severe chronic plaque-type psoriasis. Novartis is also planning to evaluate secukinumab dosed at either 150 or 300 mg versus Enbrel (enterecept) 50 mg in a Phase III trial entitled FIXTURE.
Final data collection for the primary outcome measures in both ERASURE and FIXTURE are anticipated in March 2013.
CAS registry numbers
- 875356-43-7 (heavy chain)
- 875356-44-8 (light chain)
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