TORONTO, May 02, 2023 (GLOBE NEWSWIRE) — Revive Therapeutics Ltd. (“Revive” or the “Company”) (OTCQB: RVVTF) (CSE: RVV) (FRANKFURT:31R), a specialty life sciences company focused on the research and development of therapeutics for medical needs and rare disorders, today announced that the independent Data and Safety Monitoring Board (“DSMB”) meeting of the Bucillamine Phase 3 clinical trial (NCT04504734) for COVID-19 (the “Study”) is expected to convene on May 10th, 2023 and will assess the efficacy of Bucillamine in the Study’s Post-Dose selection data under the current Study’s protocol primary endpoint, the proportion of patients meeting a composite endpoint of hospitalization or death from time of first dose through Day 28 following randomization. Revive expects to announce the recommendation of the DSMB meeting by May 17th, 2023.
The DSMB is expected to recommend continuing the Study if there is a trend toward achieving statistical significance or halting the Study early due to statistical significance likely not going to be met. Should the DSMB recommend continuing the Study, the Company will then evaluate the current environment of COVID-19 and the likelihood of efficiently obtaining hospitalizations for the remainder of the Study and potentially bringing a pharmaceutical partner to support the continuation of the Study. Should the DSMB recommend not to pursue the Study due to statistical significance likely not going to be met, the Company will accept the DSMB decision and seek an evaluation of COVID-19 clinical symptoms data (i.e. cough, fever, heart rate, and oxygen saturation), which will support further discussions with the FDA and potential pharmaceutical partners to determine a suitable regulatory approval pathway for Bucillamine in the U.S. and internationally.
At this time, the Company will only provide regular updates via press releases as information becomes available.
The Company is not making any express or implied claims that its product has the ability to eliminate or cure COVID-19 (SARS-2 Coronavirus) at this time.
About Revive Therapeutics Ltd.
Revive is a life sciences company focused on the research and development of therapeutics for infectious diseases and rare disorders, and it is prioritizing drug development efforts to take advantage of several regulatory incentives awarded by the FDA such as Orphan Drug, Fast Track, Breakthrough Therapy and Rare Pediatric Disease designations. Currently, the Company is exploring the use of Bucillamine for the potential treatment of infectious diseases, with an initial focus on severe influenza and COVID-19. With its acquisition of Psilocin Pharma Corp., Revive is advancing the development of Psilocybin-based therapeutics in various diseases and disorders. Revive’s cannabinoid pharmaceutical portfolio focuses on rare inflammatory diseases and the company was granted FDA orphan drug status designation for the use of Cannabidiol (CBD) to treat autoimmune hepatitis (liver disease) and to treat ischemia and reperfusion injury from organ transplantation. For more information, visit www.ReviveThera.com.
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