MENLO PARK, Calif., March 22, 2016 /PRNewswire/ -- BioPharmX Corporation (NYSE MKT: BPMX), a specialty pharmaceutical company developing products for use in dermatology and women's health, today announced it has received institutional review board (IRB) approval to initiate a Phase 4 study of its Violet® molecular iodine supplement for fibrocystic breast condition (FBC) and cyclic mastalgia.
KGK Synergize, a London, Ontario based clinical research organization focused on nutraceutical, biotechnology and pharmaceutical product research, will conduct the study. The study is randomized, double-blind, and placebo controlled to evaluate the safety, tolerability and potential benefits of the molecular iodine dietary supplement, Violet, on breast health in women with cyclic breast pain and tenderness.
The planned sample size for this study is 120 females, with approximately 80 subjects receiving Violet iodine and approximately 40 subjects receiving the placebo in a double-blind manner. Participants will be instructed to take Violet iodine or placebo daily for six months. Participants receiving placebo in the first study phase will be offered three months of Violet iodine at the conclusion of their participation in the six month study period. Participants will record symptoms daily using a smart phone app and complete a more in-depth on-site questionnaire and receive a blood draw prior to the study, at three months, and again at six months. Results from this study are expected by the end of 2016.
"A significant number of American women suffer from breast discomfort due to fibrocystic breast condition," said AnnaMarie Daniels, executive vice president of clinical and regulatory affairs at BioPharmX Corporation. "The goal of this study is to learn more about the safety and potential benefits of Violet."
BioPharmX Corporation (NYSE MKT: BPMX) is a Silicon Valley based specialty pharmaceutical company, which seeks to provide products through proprietary platform technologies for prescription, over-the-counter (OTC), and supplement applications in the health and wellness markets, including dermatology and women's health. To learn more about BioPharmX, visit www.BioPharmX.com.
About KGK Synergize
Established in 1997 with headquarters in Canada, and the United States, KGK is a specialty CRO that focuses on conducting human clinical trials for the health nutrition industry. The company is known for developing and executing clinical studies that meet FDA/FTC regulations and successfully support product claims substantiation.
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