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Ocrelizumab: Additional Phase III data

October 12, 2015 7:00 AM UTC

Additional data from the double-blind, double-dummy, international Phase III OPERA II trial in 835 RRMS patients showed that 300 mg IV ocrelizumab on day 1 and 15 of the first 24-week cycle followed by 600 mg ocrelizumab on day 1 of each cycle thereafter reduced ARR, the primary endpoint, by 47% from baseline to week 96 vs. Rebif interferon beta-1a (p<0.0001). On secondary endpoints, ocrelizumab reduced the progression of clinical disability sustained for >=12 weeks as measured by EDSS score by 37% (p=0.0169) and for >=24 weeks by 37% (p=0.037) vs. Rebif. Ocrelizumab also reduced the total number of T1 gadolinium-enhancing lesions by 95% (p<0.0001) and the total number of new and/or newly enlarging T2 hyperintense lesions by 83% (p<0.0001) vs. Rebif. Data were presented at the European Committee for Treatment and Research in Multiple Sclerosis meeting in Barcelona. Previously reported data showed that ocrelizumab met the primary endpoint (see BioCentury, July 13). ...