Insmed Incorporated Begins Screening Patients For TARGET-NTM U.S. Clinical Trial Of ARIKACE In Patients With Non-tuberculous Mycobacterial Lung Disease
Insmed Incorporated (Nasdaq: INSM) today announced that it has begun screening patients for its U.S. phase 2 clinical trial, Treatment with ARIKACE to Realize Greater Efficacy Trial (TARGET-NTM), of ARIKACE® (liposomal amikacin for inhalation) in patients with non-tuberculous mycobacterial (NTM) lung disease.
There have been very few clinical trials to support current NTM treatment recommendations, and no new drugs have been assessed in randomized trials for NTM lung disease in many years. Additionally, NTM remains a significantly under-diagnosed disease. TARGET-NTM represents an opportunity to make significant advancement in the awareness and treatment of this debilitating chronic illness, according to Kenneth N. Olivier, M.D., M.P.H., Principal Investigator of the study and staff pulmonologist in the Laboratory of Clinical Infectious Diseases at the National Institute of Allergy and Infectious Diseases, part of the National Institutes of Health.
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