Santhera Pharmaceuticals

Santhera Pharmaceuticals' investigational drug to treat respiratory dysfunction in Duchenne muscular dystrophy has shown benefit compared to a placebo in a phase 3 trial

posted on May 29, 2014 - 10:23am
Results from a phase 3, 65-participant trial of idebenone (brand names are Catena and Raxone) in boys with Duchenne muscular dystrophy (DMD) show the drug reduced the decline in respiratory function compared to a placebo, potentially paving the way toward regulatory approval.

Data has failed to confirm that treatment with Catena is beneficial in Friedreich's ataxia; sales of the drug in Canada will be discontinued April 30, 2013

posted on March 1, 2013 - 5:00am
Idebenone (under the brand name Catena) in July 2008 received conditional market approval in Canada for the treatment of Friedreich's ataxia (FA). Now, based on additional data that fails to confirm that treatment with Catena is beneficial in FA, Santhera Pharmaceuticals has announced it will discontinue sales of the drug April 30, 2013.

Santhera Pharmaceuticals is conducting a phase 3 trial of the antioxidant idebenone in Duchenne muscular dystrophy

posted on December 15, 2010 - 11:22am
A large-scale, phase 3 trial of idebenone (Catena) in Duchenne muscular dystrophy (DMD) is now open at one U.S. site and several sites in Europe, under the auspices of Santhera Pharmaceuticals.
posted on May 1, 2007 - 8:47pm
QUEST Vol. 14, No. 3
Items in this article report on clinical trials in: Duchenne muscular dystrophy and Friedreich's ataxia.