Ensysce Biosciences Announces Enrollment Completion for PF614-201 Clinical Study
~ Enrollment Completion Signifies Critical Progress to Phase 3 of PF614 ~
~ Trial Results Expected in December 2023 ~
SAN DIEGO, CA / ACCESSWIRE / November 16, 2023 / Ensysce Biosciences, Inc. (NASDAQ:ENSC) ("Ensysce" or the "Company"), a clinical-stage company applying transformative chemistry to improve prescription drug safety, today announced that the PF614-201 study, ‘A Randomized, Double-Blind, Placebo-Controlled Crossover Study of PF614 on Analgesic Response in the Cold Pressor Test in Healthy Male Subjects' has completed enrollment. The goal of this exploratory Phase 2 PF614-201 study is to confirm the approximate time of onset for PF614 analgesic effects prior to initiation of Phase 3 efficacy evaluations.
Dr. Bill Schmidt, Chief Medical Officer of Ensysce, commented, "With completion of enrollment of this study, we will have efficacy data that is complementary to our prior bioequivalence study that evaluated plasma oxycodone exposure levels produced by orally administered PF614. The readout from this time of onset study will inform the final design of our clinical protocols in preparation for our full Phase 3 evaluation of PF614, expected to begin in the first half of 2024. We believe this continued advancement of our lead program, PF614, is grounded by the data we have generated this year showing that PF614 produces significantly longer and safer exposure to analgesic-levels than OxyContin, while concurrently indicating less potential of harmful abuse."
Dr. Lynn Kirkpatrick, CEO of Ensysce, offered, "The successful completion and full patient enrollment in this study is another critical step in maintaining the momentum in our development plans of PF614 towards conducting Phase 3 studies. We expect initial data from this study in December 2023, and remain on track to discuss the results with the FDA during our End of Phase 2 meeting which the FDA recently confirmed will occur at the end of January 2024. The significant interest we've received following our presentation at PAINWeek, and the potential benefits of PF614's analgesic properties and lower abuse liability than other opioid analgesics has solidified our confidence that we are delivering the ‘next generation' of analgesics for severe pain."
About Ensysce Biosciences
Ensysce Biosciences is a clinical-stage company using its proprietary technology platforms to develop safer prescription drugs. Leveraging its Trypsin-Activated Abuse Protection (TAAPTM) and Multi-Pill Abuse Resistance (MPAR®) platforms, the Company is developing unique, tamper-proof treatment options for pain that minimize the risk of both drug abuse and overdose. Ensysce's products are anticipated to provide safer options to treat patients suffering from severe pain and assist in preventing deaths caused by medication abuse. The platforms are covered by an extensive worldwide intellectual property portfolio for a wide array of prescription drug compositions. For more information, please visit www.ensysce.com.
'TAAP': trypsin activated abuse protection - designed to protect against prescription drug abuse.
'MPAR': multi-pill abuse resistance - designed to protect against abuse and accidental overdose.
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Chief Executive Officer
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Released November 16, 2023