Revive Therapeutics Ltd (CSE:RVV) (OTCMKTS:RVVTF) announced Wednesday that Mount Sinai epidemiologist Joel Moody will serve as a medical and clinical advisor to assist with the clinical data analysis of the ongoing US Phase 3 clinical trial of bucillamine in patients with mild-to-moderate COVID-19.
Moody brings more than 15 years of clinical research experience in oncology, sickle cell disease, human T-Lymphotropic virus, cholera and tuberculosis. During his career, he has helped to launch and manage global phase I - IV clinical studies, including large scale morbid-mortality trials.
In addition to working with the data from the US Food and Drug Administration trial of bucillamine, he will also help expand the company’s coronavirus studies in Canada.
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"We would like to welcome Dr. Moody as a medical and clinical advisor to our team and we look forward to his contributions in our ongoing FDA Phase 3 clinical study as well as expanding our COVID-19 studies in Canada," CEO Michael Frank said in a statement. "Dr. Moody’s experience in clinical epidemiology, data analysis and research are key to our FDA Phase 3 study as we gather clinical data from patients enrolled.”
Moody is also a lecturer at the University of Toronto.
“I look forward to serving as a medical and clinical advisor to Revive for both their FDA Phase 3 study and their expansion initiatives in Canada for clinical studies in COVID-19,” Moody said.
The Phase 3 study is testing bucillamine in as many as 1,00 patients randomized 1:1:1 to receive bucillamine 100 milligrams (mg) three times a day (TID), bucillamine 200 mg TID, or placebo TID for up to 14 days. An analysis of the initial patients will be conducted to determine the better-performing bucillamine arm to be used in the remainder of the trial.
The company expects more than 200 patients to have completed the study by the end of the year.
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