CYTOKINETICS : Announces Phase I and Phase IIa Clinical Trial Results for Omecamtiv Mecarbil Published in the Journal Lancet
Results from These Trials Form the Basis For Ongoing Phase IIb Activities in Collaboration with Amgen
08/19/2011| 08:40am US/Eastern
South San Francisco, CA - August 19, 2011
omecamtiv mecarbil, a novel cardiac myosin activator, in the August 20, 2011 issue of the journal Lancet. These two manuscripts present data regarding the safety, tolerability, pharmacokinetics and pharmacodynamic effects of this investigational drug candidate from a Phase I first-time-in-humans clinical trial in healthy volunteers and a Phase IIa clinical trial in stable heart failure patients, each sponsored by Cytokinetics. Together, these publications provide evidence for the translation into humans of this unique mechanistic approach to activating cardiac muscle contractility and support the further development of omecamtiv mecarbil as a potential treatment for heart failure. Amgen Inc. holds an exclusive, worldwide (excluding Japan) license to omecamtiv mecarbil and related compounds, subject to specified development and commercialization participation rights of Cytokinetics.