Part 2 of First Wave BioPharma’s RESERVOIR trial of niclosamide to remove the SARS-CoV-2 virus from the GI tract is underway, noted a ROTH Capital Partners report.
For the second part of First Wave BioPharma Inc.’s (FWBI:NASDAQ) Phase 2 RESERVOIR trial, 150 patients were enrolled in the United States, India, and Ukraine, reported ROTH Capital Partners analyst Brian Aschoff.
In this Part 2 study, participants will be administered FW-COV for 14 days, Ashoff described. The trial’s primary endpoint is the clearance rate of SARS-CoV-2 from participants’ stool. To determine this, the presence of SARS-CoV-2 in patients’ stool samples will be measured for six weeks following treatment. With Part 2 so far, no serious adverse side effects have been reported.
The analyst noted that about 18% of patients infected with COVID-19 also have virus-related gastrointestinal symptoms. That percentage, though, will likely increase with the expected rise in number of infections resulting from vaccination-resistant variants.
Regarding RESERVOIR Part 1, Aschoff said ROTH expected the recommendation from the Independent Data Monitoring Board to be positive. This primarily is because niclosamide is not a new drug but, rather, one that has been used for decades, initially as an anthelmintic, a destroyer of parasitic worms.
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