TOKYO, September 3, 2012 /PRNewswire/ --

  • QVA149 demonstrated superior bronchodilation compared to indacaterol 150 mcg, glycopyrronium 50 mcg, salmeterol/fluticasone 50/500 mcg BID, OL tiotropium 18 mcg and placebo[1,2]
  • Seebri® Breezhaler® (glycopyrronium bromide) demonstrated rapid, sustained bronchodilation and reduced exacerbations similar to OL tiotropium 18 mcg in GLOW pooled data analysis[3,4]

Sosei Group Corporation ("Sosei"; TSE Mothers Index: 4565) highlights that further data from the once-daily chronic obstructive pulmonary disease (COPD) clinical trial programs were presented today by Novartis at the European Respiratory Society (ERS) Congress. Overall, Novartis presented 14 abstracts, including data from the investigational QVA149 (fixed-dose combination of indacaterol maleate / glycopyrronium bromide) IGNITE Phase III clinical trial program, and the glycopyrronium bromide (Seebri® Breezhaler®) GLOW Phase III clinical trial program.

Among the data presented, three new studies from the investigational QVA149 IGNITE Phase III clinical trial program (SHINE, ILLUMINATE and ENLIGHTEN) demonstrated that QVA149 significantly improved lung function compared to other COPD therapies[1,2,6].Data from the GLOW program showed that glycopyrronium 50 mcg once daily provided rapid and sustained bronchodilation, and reduced exacerbations and symptoms when compared to placebo, similar to the levels observed with open-label (OL) tiotropium 18 mcg[3,4].

IGNITE data demonstrated the efficacy of the dual-bronchodilator QVA149 (indacaterol maleate / glycopyrronium bromide) and showed a superior effect on lung function and patient-reported outco