ResearchNearly one-half of patients on mirikizumab achieved endoscopic response at 52 weeks

Nearly one-half of patients on mirikizumab achieved endoscopic response at 52 weeks

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May 2024- In Eli Lilly and Company’s pivotal Phase 3 VIVID-1 study, patients with moderately to severely active Crohn’s disease, with or without previous biologic failure, achieved statistically significant and clinically meaningful improvements across multiple clinical and endoscopic endpoints at one year with mirikizumab compared to placebo. Data from this study – the first Phase 3 treat-through data reported for an IL23p19 antibody – presented at Digestive Disease Week® (DDW), held in Washington, D.C. from May 18-21.

“Crohn’s disease is a complex condition that, if untreated, may result in irreversible damage to the digestive tract. Mirikizumab patients achieved high rates of combined clinical remission and endoscopic response, two important treatment targets that are difficult to achieve in the same patient, at one year. This is particularly impressive for patients with previous biologic failure who are generally considered hard-to-treat,” said Bruce Sands, M.D., M.S., Dr. Burrill B. Crohn Professor of Medicine and Chief of the Dr. Henry D. Janowitz Division of Gastroenterology, Icahn School of Medicine at Mount Sinai.

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Crohn’s disease is a chronic, inflammatory bowel disease associated with progressive bowel damage, disability and decreased health-related quality of life. If not adequately controlled, it may lead to complications that require hospitalization and surgical intervention. A substantial proportion of patients do not experience adequate treatment outcomes, have secondary loss of response to maintenance therapy or do not tolerate existing therapies, including biologic agents. Patients with previous biologic failure may be more difficult to treat.

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“After one year of treatment, more than one-half of patients treated with mirikizumab achieved clinical remission and nearly one-half achieved endoscopic response. Remarkably, the majority of patients who achieved either of these endpoints, achieved both together,” said Mark Genovese, M.D., senior vice president of Lilly Immunology development. “Lilly is committed to developing innovative treatments. Like mirikizumab, that may improve upon the standard of care for people impacted by inflammatory bowel disease and immune-mediated diseases.”

Furthermore, Lilly submitted a supplemental Biologics License Application for mirikizumab in Crohn’s disease to the U.S. Food and Drug Administration and European Medicines Agency this year. Also, They plan additional global regulatory submissions.

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