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XBiotech Announces Completion of U.S. Enrollment in Phase 2 Multicenter Study Evaluating Bermekimab in Patients with Hidradenitis Suppurativa
The phase 2 study involves a 13-week treatment regimen. Two groups of patients are being treated with bermekimab: those who have had and failed prior anti-TNF therapy; and those with no prior anti-TNF treatment history. Bermekimab was previously evaluated for treatment of hidradenitis suppurativa in a double blind, placebo controlled study. In that study, 60% of treated patients achieved the primary efficacy endpoint, a positive HiSCR, versus only 10% of patients who had received placebo. Patients were treated with an intravenous formula of bermekimab. Based on feedback from key opinion leaders,
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