Omaveloxolone for Friedreich’s Ataxia

Following the announcement of the positive data from the MOXIe Part 2 study in October 2019, we have planned, subject to discussion with regulatory authorities, to proceed with a submission for marketing approval of omaveloxolone for the treatment of Friedreich’s ataxia (“FA”) in the United States. We recently completed a Type C meeting in which the FDA provided us with guidance that it does not have any concerns with the reliability of the mFARS primary endpoint results in the MOXIe Part 2 study. Nevertheless, the FDA is not convinced that the MOXIe Part 2 results will support a single study approval without additional evidence that lends persuasiveness to the results. In preliminary comments for the meeting, the FDA stated that we will need to conduct a second pivotal trial that confirms the mFARS results of the MOXIe Part 2 study with a similar magnitude of effect... (more)

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