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Evolution Research Group | Richmond Behavioral Associates

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ANC-501 in the Treatment of Adults With Major Depressive Disorder

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Ancora Biotech (EmbarkNeuro)

Status and phase

Active, not recruiting
Phase 2

Conditions

Major Depressive Disorder

Treatments

Drug: ANC-501

Study type

Interventional

Funder types

Industry

Identifiers

NCT05439603
ANC501D0005

Details and patient eligibility

About

This is a single-arm, open-label Phase 2 study to assess the safety, tolerability, pharmacokinetics (PK), and activity of ANC-501 oral capsules as adjunctive treatment in subjects diagnosed with major depressive disorder (MDD)

Enrollment

20 estimated patients

Sex

All

Ages

18 to 65 years old

Volunteers

No Healthy Volunteers

Inclusion criteria

  • Adult male or female between 18 and 65 years of age, inclusive.
  • Diagnosis of current episode of major depressive disorder (MDD) at least 8 weeks prior to screening, confirmed by Structured Clinical Interview for DSM-5 - Clinical Trials Version (SCID-5-CT).
  • Have not responded to their current antidepressant therapy or to dose adjustment/treatment changes following a loss of response to their current antidepressant therapy.
  • Receiving a stable dose of the same antidepressant (selective serotonin reuptake inhibitor [SSRI] or serotonin and norepinephrine reuptake inhibitor [SNRI] monotherapy) for the current episode for at least 8 weeks of continuous treatment with 4 weeks being on a stable dose prior to Day 1 and has an inadequate response (<50% improvement) using the MGH ATRQ.
  • MADRS total score of ≥28 at screening and Day 1 (prior to dosing).
  • Elevation of cortisol as measured by 12-hour urine collection.

Exclusion criteria

  • Inadequate response to >2 prior ADTs (not including current antidepressant) of at least 6 weeks duration each for the episode current at screening.
  • Medical history of bipolar disorder, schizophrenia, and/or schizoaffective disorder.
  • Administration of drugs to treat a psychiatric or neurologic condition that have been initiated within 8 weeks prior to screening and/or are not being taken at a stable dose (current dose must be stable for 4 weeks preceding screening).
  • Significant findings on ophthalmic examination including, Best Corrected Visual Acuity (BCVA) worse than 20/30 or, in the opinion of the ophthalmologist, any cataract that may become clinically significant and/or need surgical intervention during the course of the trial.

Trial design

Primary purpose

Treatment

Allocation

N/A

Interventional model

Single Group Assignment

Masking

None (Open label)

20 participants in 1 patient group

ANC-501
Experimental group
Description:
50 mg/day
Treatment:
Drug: ANC-501

Trial contacts and locations

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Central trial contact

Phil Perera, MD; Lara Dennie

Data sourced from clinicaltrials.gov

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