Evotec's partner Roche provides initial update from Phase IIb trial in Alzheimer's disease

30 June 2015 Hamburg, Germany - Evotec AG (Frankfurt Stock Exchange, Prime Standard, ISIN: DE 000 566480 9, WKN 566480) was updated today by its partner Roche (SIX: RO, ROG; OTCQX: RHHBY) on the initial results of the Phase IIb trial with Sembragiline (RG1577, EVT302), a MAO-B inhibitor for the treatment of Alzheimer's disease ("AD"). In this study, Sembragiline failed to demonstrate benefit on the primary endpoint (Alzheimer's Disease Assessment Scale - Cognitive Behaviour Subscale, ADAS-cog-11) after 52 weeks of treatment. Preliminary safety analyses showed that Sembragiline was well tolerated with no safety signals identified. Roche has initiated a process to evaluate all secondary endpoint read-outs on Sembragiline and to consider all further development options. The Phase IIb study was undertaken to evaluate the efficacy and safety of Sembragiline in patients with moderate severity Alzheimer's disease added on background of AD standard therapy.
Today's news has no impact on Evotec's financial guidance.
 
Contact: Dr Werner Lanthaler, Chief Executive Officer, Evotec AG, Manfred Eigen Campus, Essener Bogen 7, 22419 Hamburg, Germany, Phone: +49.(0)40.560 81-242, werner.lanthaler@evotec.com
 

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