COMPASS Pathways Announces Phase 3 of Pivotal Program Design
LONDON, Oct. 12, 2022 (GLOBE NEWSWIRE) — COMPASS Pathways plc (Nasdaq: CMPS), a mental health care company dedicated to accelerating patient access to evidence-based innovation in mental health , announced the pivotal Phase 3 program design for Psilocybin Therapy COMP360 in Treatment Resistant Depression (TRD) today during a virtual Capital Markets Day. The session, which was attended by members of COMPASS Pathways executive leadership and key opinion leaders, included a review of the TRD treatment landscape as well as COMPASS clinical care and digital strategy, patient access /market and business model, and a broader development pipeline (recording available here).
COMPASS’s program will be the world’s first-ever Phase 3 psilocybin therapy program, and follows positive results from its Phase 2b study in treatment-resistant depression, presented at the American Psychiatric Association Annual Meeting in May 2022. The Phase 3 program is comprised of three clinical trials, two pivotal trials and long-term follow-up, and is expected to begin by the end of 2022. The design of the pivotal program is as follows:
- Pivotal trial 1 (COMP 005) (n=378): single dose monotherapy (25 mg) versus placebo. This trial is designed to replicate the treatment response seen in the company’s Phase 2b study (n=233).
- Pivotal Trial 2 (COMP 006) (n=568): Fixed repeat dose monotherapy using three dose arms: 25 mg, 10 mg and 1 mg. This trial is designed to determine if a second dose can increase the number of responders and/or improve the response observed in the company’s Phase 2b study and explore the potential for a significant treatment response after repeated administration of COMP360 10mg.
- The primary endpoint of both pivotal trials is the change from baseline in the MADRS total score at week 6.
COMPASS Pathways Capital Markets Day featured the following speakers and topics:
George Goldsmith: Welcome and introduction to COMPASS
Kabir Nath: Introduction and program of the event
Charlie Nemeroff, MD, PhD, University of Texas at Austin, Dell Medical School: New horizons in neuropsychiatry
Phase 3 program of TRD and COMPASS
John Rush, MD, Duke University School of Medicine: TRD Patient Profile Review
Guy Goodwin, MD/Trevor Mill: Phase 3 Program and Pivotal Trial Design
Sidney Zisook, MD, University of California, San Diego: Perspective on the COMPASS Phase 3 Development Program
COMP360 Delivery and Marketing of Psilocybin Therapy
Ekaterina Malievskaia, MD & Greg Ryslik: innovation in clinical care and digital tools
Marco Mohwinckel & Steve Levine, MD: Patient/market access and business model
Phyllis Foxworth, Depression and Bipolar Support Alliance: Patient Perspectives on Living with TRD and Psilocybin Therapy
Guy Goodwin, MD: COMPASS Phase 2 Study of PTSD and IBS Review
Walter Kaye, MD, University of California, San Diego: Unmet Need and Current Treatment Paradigm for Anorexia Nervosa
Guy Goodwin, MD: COMPASS Phase 2 Study in Anorexia Nervosa
Kabir Nath: Closing speech
The virtual event took place on October 12 at 8:00 a.m. ET (1:00 p.m. UK). The replay of the webcast is available here.
About COMPASS Pathways
COMPASS Pathways plc (Nasdaq: CMPS) is a mental health care company dedicated to accelerating patient access to evidence-based innovation in mental health. Our goal is to improve the lives of those who suffer from mental health problems and who are not helped by current treatments. We are pioneering the development of a new model of psilocybin therapy, in which our proprietary formulation of synthetic psilocybin, COMP360, is administered in conjunction with psychological support. COMP360 has been designated Breakthrough Therapy by the U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA) for Treatment Resistant Depression (TRD), and we have completed a Phase IIb clinical trial of psilocybin therapy for TRD, in 22 sites in Europe and North America. . This was the largest randomized, controlled, double-blind clinical trial of psilocybin therapy ever conducted, and our primary data showed a statistically significant (p
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