“These interim results suggest that ARTIVeda is a well-tolerated and effective treatment for COVID-19 that produces a faster recovery time when compared to Standard of Care alone,” said Dr.
ARTIVeda is Mateon’s lead Ayurvedic drug against COVID-19 in
- No adverse events were reported that required discontinuation of treatment
- A majority of the 60 patients who received ARTIVeda plus Standard of Care (SOC) recovered faster than those who received SOC alone, with SOC defined as treatment with Remdesivir, Ivermectin, Dexamethasone, Heparin, as well as Paracetamol, B complex, Vitamin-C, and Zinc.
- The median time to asymptomatic WHO scale of 1 was 5 days for ARTIVeda plus SOC as compared to 14 days for SOC alone. The differences were statistically significant meaning unlikely to happen by chance.
- The trend was more pronounced with higher initial disease status. Log rank statistics: WHO-scale 2,3,4: p= 0.0369 /RR = 1.476 (0.8957-2.433), WHO-scale 3,4: p= 0.026/ RR = 1.581 (0.9094-2.747), WHO-scale 4: p= 0.0043/ RR = 2.038 (0.9961-4.168). RR = rate ratio for recovery.
ARTIVeda combines Mateon’s TGF beta platform and ethnobiology drug knowledge for rapid development and deployment of the drug product against the COVID-19 pandemic. More detailed information about the trial, including more comprehensive data, will be available in a forthcoming report. For more information about the trial, visit CTRI at https://ctri.icmr.org.in/ using identifier: CTRI/2020/09/028044.
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The ARTI-19 trial is registered under the Clinical Trials Registry India (CTRI) with three active sites and additional sites to be added as the trial progresses and expands. ARTI-19 trial registration information can be found at: CTRI/2020/09/028044. Phase IV study to evaluate the safety and efficacy of ARTIVedaTM on COVID-19 subjects as Interventional. http://ctri.nic.in/Clinicaltrials/advsearch.php. Site specific information is: 1)
The product, ARTIVedaTM, is a formulated plant extract of the indigenous plant Artemisia, known in Sanskrit texts as Damanaka. ARTIVedaTM is the first Ayurvedic drug against COVID-19 through TGF-β inhibition. ARTIVedaTM is expected to be effective through the entire infection cycle. The active component of ARTIVedaTM has been identified as artemisinin. Through proprietary GMP quality extraction and manufacturing processes, the Artemisia extract was rendered active against SARS-CoV-2 with robust Safety Index (SI) greater than 100 (ratio of nonspecific cell kill versus viral kill). Other extracts have SI <10. Testing was performed at the US NIAID core viral laboratory. The product is protected by a patent portfolio of over 15 international patents by Mateon’s R&D. The mechanism of action against COVID-19 has been confirmed in 5 key peer reviewed international scientific/medical publications. ARTIVedaTM is designed to target multiple viral threats including COVID-19 by suppressing both viral replication and clinical symptoms that arise from viral infection. A phase IV trial looking at ARTIVedaTM in COVID-19 is ongoing in
About Mateon Therapeutics
Mateon was created by the recent reverse merger with Oncotelic, which became a wholly owned subsidiary of Mateon, thereby creating an immuno-oncology company dedicated to the development of first in class RNA therapeutics as well as small molecule drugs against cancer and infectious diseases. OT-101, the lead immuno-oncology drug candidate of Mateon/Oncotelic, is a first-in-class anti-TGF-βRNA therapeutic that exhibited single agent activity in some relapsed/refractory cancer patients in clinical trial settings. OT-101 also has activity against SARS-CoV-2. Mateon/Oncotelic is seeking to leverage its deep expertise in oncology drug development to improve treatment outcomes and survival of cancer patients with a special emphasis on rare pediatric cancers. Mateon has rare pediatric designation for DIPG (OT-101), melanoma (CA4P), and AML (OXi4503). For more information, please visit www.oncotelic.com and www.mateon.com.
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