Janssen Reports Results of Ponesimod in P-III OPTIMUM Study for Relapsing Multiple Sclerosis in Adults

Janssens Reports Results of Tremfya (guselkumab) in Two P-III DISCOVER Studies for Psoriatic Arthritis


  • The P-III OPTIMUM study results involve assessing of Ponesimod (20 mg) vs Aubagio (teriflunomide, 14mg) in 1,133 patients with relapsing MS for 108wks. at 162 sites across the globe
  • The P-III OPTIMUM study results: 30.5% reduction in ARR (0.202 vs 0.290); 56% reduction in the number of CUALs; @12wks. CDA (10.1% vs 12.4%); safety profile is consistent with the previous studies
  • Ponesimod is an investigational S1P1 modulator, act by inhibiting S1P activity leading to a reduction in the number of circulating lymphocytes with its expected regulatory submission to the US FDA and EMA as a treatment for RMS based on the OPTIMUM study results

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