Ampio's Ampion shows positive results in arthritis study extension Ampio announced results of the 20 weeks extension of the Ampion SPRING study to be presented at the Western Orthopedic Association Conference in July. This 20-week extension of a multicenter study evaluated the safety and efficacy of a single intra-articular injection of Ampion treatment of inflammation-associated pain in symptomatic OA of the knee. At 20 weeks, the percentage of patients in the moderate-to-severe subgroup who reported a reduction in pain was significantly higher for patients who received Ampion - 50% - compared to those who received vehicle control - 25% -. Similar rates and severity of adverse events were observed in the Ampion and vehicle control groups. A single injection of Ampion was associated with sustained improvements in knee pain over 20 weeks.
Ampio says Optina benefit not significant vs. placebo, Bloomberg reports Vaughan Lennox Clift, Chief Regulatory Affairs Officer of Ampio, told Bloomberg in a phone interview that Optina's benefit is not significant versus the placebo. Optina helped a group improve from baseline, Bloomberg adds. Clift also said the FDA may allow narrow sales with a post-market study.