Pharmiweb ChannelsAll | PharmaCo | Clinical Research | R&D/BioTech | Sales/Mktg | Healthcare | Recruitment | Pharmacy | Medical Comms RSS Feed RSS Feeds RSS Feed PharmiWeb Candidate Blog RSS Feed PharmiWeb Client Blog


Press Release

Inclusion of the First Patient in the Phase II Clinical Study That Aims to Test THN102 in Patients Affected by Narcolepsy

Posted on: 27 Oct 16

Theranexus, a clinical-stage biopharmaceutical company, announced today that the first patient has been recruited in the study entitled “safety and efficacy of THN102 on sleepiness in narcolepsy patients” (NCT02821715), a phase II clinical study evaluating the efficacy and tolerance of THN102 in the treatment of excessive daytime sleepiness associated with narcolepsy in adult patients. This double-blind study will compare two different doses of THN102 with an active comparator, modafinil - the standard of care drug for treating sleepiness in narcolepsy patients. The protocol is being conducted according to a design referred to as cross-over: a study design in which each patient will receive all of the proposed treatments over successive treatment periods. The main objective of the study is to show a decrease in sleepiness as measured by the Epworth Sleepiness Scale (ESS) - the reference scale for measuring sleepiness in narcolepsy patients. This study, which is being financed in part by the French National Research Agency (ANR, project NarConX), will enroll in total 48 patients at three French centres, those being Montpellier Regional University Hospital (Professor Yves Dauvilliers – Principal investigator for the study), the Paris public hospital organisation APHP (Dr Isabelle Arnulf) and Lille Regional University Hospital (Dr Christelle Charley-Monaca).

Professor Yves Dauvilliers (Regional University Hospital in Montpellier, France) stated: “This new approach developed by Theranexus carries with it a real sense of hope for a better answer to the ever-weighty medical needs in narcolepsy. If we confirm in patients the data obtained in disease models as well as in healthy, sleep-deprived volunteers, then THN102 will represent an interesting therapeutic option for treating our patients once it is on the market. »

“Launching this phase II study with THN102 underscores our commitment at Theranexus to improving the life of patients suffering from narcolepsy,” declared Franck Mouthon, the President of Theranexus. “We see the completion of this study as a possibility to give a real-life demonstration of the ability of our technology to generate new and more effective drugs for patients suffering from neurological or psychiatric illnesses,” he added.

Details on:

View source version on

Business Wire

Last updated on: 27/10/2016

Share | | |
Site Map | Privacy & Security | Cookies | Terms and Conditions is Europe's leading industry-sponsored portal for the Pharmaceutical sector, providing the latest jobs, news, features and events listings.
The information provided on is designed to support, not replace, the relationship that exists between a patient/site visitor and his/her physician.