Shield Therapeutics Initiates AEGIS 1 and AEGIS 2 Phase III Studies of ST10

12 Oct 2011

Two pivotal trials initiated for treatment of iron deficiency anaemia associated with ulcerative colitis and Crohn’s disease.

Shield Therapeutics (Shield), the independent specialty pharmaceutical company focused on the development and commercialisation of late-stage, mineral-derived hospital pharmaceuticals which address areas of high unmet medical need, today announced that the first patients have been treated in the two Phase 3 clinical studies of ST10 for the treatment of iron deficiency anaemia (IDA) in subjects with inflammatory bowel disease (IBD).

“Following our successful fundraising in June, we are delighted to have now treated the first patients in the AEGIS Phase 3 programme and we remain on course to have top line results from these studies in late 2012. Effective treatment of IDA represents a very attractive commercial opportunity and the start of recruitment is an important milestone for Shield Therapeutics as we continue the rapid development of ST10 to address this significant unmet need for the many patients with IDA.

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