PBTZ169 has been named Macozinone. Read more here.
The phase Ia clinical trial with PBTZ169 is completed and the collected safety data, as well as pharmacokinetic and pharmacodynamic parameters, are being analyzed.
The first three investigation panels of the Phase Ia clinical trial have been successfully completed. The fourth and final panel has started and healthy male volunteer recruitment is complete.
2017 has been an exciting year during which the iM4TB Foundation made many accomplishments. Pre-clinical trials were successfully completed with PBTZ169 continuing to show all its earlier promise at being a new cure for tuberculosis. Phase Ia of clinical trials was approved by Swissmedic and are moving ahead at the CHUV; this was largely made possible by a very generous donation from the Bill and Melinda Gates Foundation.Read More
This is a randomized, double-blind, placebo-controlled, single ascending dose study conducted at one study center in Switzerland.
Four panels (A, B, C and D) of 8 male subjects (6 active and 2 placebo) each undergoing two investigation periods and receiving either single doses of PBTZ169 at increasing dose levels or a matching placebo. Subjects will participate in only one panel. Blocks of 4 subjects (3 under active treatment, 1 under placebo) will be investigated in parallel. Panels A and B are interleaved.Read More
On October 13, 2017, Professor Stewart Cole was appointed President of the Institut Pasteur by its Board of Directors for a four-year term. He will take office in January 2018.
The Innovative Medicines for Tuberculosis (iM4TB) Foundation announces Nobel Laureate Françoise Barré-Sinoussi as Patron
French virologist Professor Barré-Sinoussi has worked at the Institut Pasteur in Paris since 1971 and co-discovered the human immunodeficiency virus (HIV), the causative agent of AIDS in 1983. In 2008, she and Professor Luc Montagnier were awarded the Nobel Prize in Medicine or Physiology for their discovery. Amongst her other distinctions, Prof. Barré-Sinoussi is a Grand Officer of the French Legion of Honour. She received an Honorary doctorate from EPFL in 2014.Read More