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Paradigm Biopharmaceuticals (ASX:PAR) - Chief Medical Officer and Executive Director, Dr Donna Skerrett
Chief Medical Officer and Executive Director, Dr Donna Skerrett
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  • Paradigm Biopharmaceuticals (PAR) doses its first two subjects with Zilosul in its phase three clinical trial for pain associated with knee osteoarthritis (kOA)
  • The study will evaluate the dose and treatment effect of injectable pentosan polysulfate sodium (PPS) in patients with kOA pain
  • Paradigm says all its eight screening sites in Australia are on schedule to be activated for screening subjects this month
  • The company says it looks forward to ramping up recruitment and enrolment throughout Australia
  • PAR shares last traded at $1.79 on January 12

Paradigm Biopharmaceuticals (PAR) has started dosing the first two subjects in its phase three clinical trial for pain associated with knee osteoarthritis (kOA) with the product Zilosul.

The first volunteers received their initial dosage as part of the study to evaluate the effectiveness of injectable pentosan polysulfate sodium (PPS), or Zilosul, at one of Paradigm’s eight sites in Australia.

“Dosing the first participants in our … phase three clinical program is an important achievement for Paradigm and for the development of Zilosul to treat the millions of people globally suffering from kOA,” Paradigm Chief Medical Officer and interim CEO Dr Donna Skerrett said.

The trial aims to measure the change in pain and function with subcutaneous injections of PPS compared with subcutaneous injections of placebo in patients suffering knee osteoarthritis pain. It will evaluate the dose and treatment effect of PPS.

During stage one, volunteers will receive the dose regimens or placebo for six weeks in order to determine the dosage to be used in stage two, based on efficacy and safety.

This dose selection is slated to begin following completion of day 84 of stage one participants, which is expected during the first half of 2023.

“We now look forward to ramping up recruitment and enrolment throughout Australia and look forward to updating shareholders on first participant dosing in the US shortly,” Dr Skerrett said.

Paradigm reported that all its eight sites in Australia are on schedule to be activated for screening subjects in January.

PAR shares last traded at $1.79 on January 12.

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