Marina Says Primate Data Shows FAP Drug Safety | GenomeWeb

Marina Biotech this week said that a nine-month non-human primate toxicology study of its familial adenomatous polyposis treatment CEQ508 has shown the drug to be safe after repeated administration.

In the study, 18 cynomolgus monkeys received daily oral doses of either CEQ508 or a control agent for 281 days. No drug-related adverse responses were found in regards to clinical observation, body weights and temperatures, serum chemistry, coagulation, hematology, urinalysis, cytokines, or gross pathology, Marina said.

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