Cytokinetics provides update, revised guidance for BENEFIT-ALS

Friday, July 26, 2013

Biopharmaceutical company Cytokinetics has amended the protocol for Blinded Evaluation of Neuromuscular Effects and Functional Improvement with Tirasemtiv in amyotrophic lateral sclerosis (BENEFIT-ALS). BENEFIT-ALS is a phase IIb, multinational, double-blind, randomized, placebo-controlled clinical trial designed to evaluate the safety, tolerability and potential efficacy of tirasemtiv, a fast skeletal muscle troponin activator, in patients with ALS.

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Amgen, Cytokinetics expand collaboration

Thursday, June 13, 2013

Amgen and Cytokinetics, a clinical-stage biopharmaceutical company, have expanded their strategic collaboration to include Japan. In 2006, Cytokinetics and Amgen entered into a collaboration to discover, develop and commercialize novel small-molecule therapeutics that activate cardiac muscle contractility for potential applications in the treatment of heart failure. Omecamtiv mecarbil is the most advanced drug candidate in this collaboration.  

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