MARIETTA, Ga., Aug. 4, 2017 /PRNewswire/ -- MiMedx Group, Inc. (NASDAQ: MDXG), the leading biopharmaceutical company developing and marketing regenerative and therapeutic biologics utilizing human placental tissue allografts with patent-protected processes for multiple sectors of healthcare, announced today that the Company has filed with the Food and Drug Administration (FDA) to initiate its Investigational New Drug (IND) Phase 3 Achilles Tendonitis clinical study.
The Achilles Tendonitis clinical trial will study MiMedx's AmnioFix® Injectable in a Phase 3, Prospective, Double Blinded, Randomized Controlled Trial of the Micronized dHACM Injection as Compared to Saline Placebo Injection in the Treatment of Achilles Tendonitis. The Company expects patient enrollment to commence in the next few months.
The trial will enroll approximately 158 study patients with moderate to severe pain due to Achilles Tendonitis with failed conservative treatment for at least one month. The IND Phase 3 clinical study objective is to determine the safety and effectiveness of AmnioFix Injectable as compared to the 0.9% Sodium Chloride USP placebo injection control for the treatment of moderate to severe pain due to Achilles tendonitis.
The filed primary efficacy endpoint of this study will be the change in Visual Analog Scale (VAS) score for patients between baseline and Day 90 expressed as the difference in means between the AmnioFix Injectable versus placebo-treated group. The primary safety endpoint will be the incidence of Adverse Events, Serious Adverse Events, and Unanticipated Adverse Events during the first 180 days post injection in the AmnioFix Injectable group versus the placebo-treated group.
The Achilles Tendonitis study will be the second IND Phase 3 trial for MiMedx AmnioFix Injectable. MiMedx plans to submit a Biologic License Application (BLA) to the FDA for tendonitis when the Company's Plantar Fasciitis Phase 3 trial completes.
Parker H. "Pete" Petit, CEO, said, "In addition to this IND study, we are planning to file for another IND study by the end of this quarter. This additional IND study will be for the use of our micronized dHACM in the treatment of Osteoarthritis Knee Pain. With the commencement of the Osteoarthritis study, we will have three IND studies ongoing. We are excited about our progress in moving our focus into the biopharmaceutical market, and we look forward to keeping our shareholders appraised on our future study results. We will continue to keep shareholders very well informed of our new biopharmaceutical initiatives. Later this year, we will hold a meeting in New York that will include presentations by MiMedx executives and the physicians involved with our various IND studies to better inform analysts and our shareholders of these important activities."
MiMedx previously reported that the Company will be hosting a webcast on Monday, August 7, 2017 beginning at 2:00 p.m. Eastern Time. This Achilles Tendonitis study will also be included in the presentation. As previously announced, a listen-only simulcast of the shareholder call will be available on-line at the Company's website at www.mimedx.com beginning at 2:00 p.m. eastern time, August 7, 2017. A 30-day on-line replay will be available approximately one hour following the conclusion of the live broadcast on the Company's website at www.mimedx.com.
MiMedx® is a biopharmaceutical company developing and marketing regenerative biologics utilizing human placental tissue allografts with patent-protected processes for multiple sectors of healthcare. "Innovations in Regenerative Medicine" is the framework behind our mission to give physicians products and tissues to help the body heal itself. We process the human placental tissue utilizing our proprietary PURION® Process among other processes, to produce safe and effective allografts. MiMedx proprietary processing methodology employs aseptic processing techniques in addition to terminal sterilization. MiMedx is the leading supplier of placental tissue, having supplied over 900,000 allografts to date for application in the Wound Care, Burn, Surgical, Orthopedic, Spine, Sports Medicine, Ophthalmic and Dental sectors of healthcare. For additional information, please visit www.mimedx.com.
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