Impax Pharmaceuticals has been awarded funding of up to $400,000 by The Michael J. Fox Foundation for ongoing clinical research of its investigational carbidopa-levodopa extended release (CD-LD ER) product IPX066, which is intended to treat the motor symptoms of Parkinson's disease.
The funding will support a planned dosing conversion study of CD-LD ER to IPX066, to be followed by an open-label extension safety study of IPX066 in subjects with advanced PD.
"One of our priorities is to improve symptomatic treatments for patients today," said Brian Fiske, Ph.D., director of research programs at the Michael J. Fox Foundation. "IPX066 holds promise as a potentially useful future treatment option for PD. By collaborating with Impax Pharmaceuticals to develop additional clinical data about IPX066, we hope to gather important information for physicians treating PD and their patients."