Clinical Trial 43434

Oakland, CA 94607


The proposed Phase IIb/III study is designed to evaluate the safety and efficacy of NaBen® in improving the symptoms of schizophrenia in adults. NaBen® is granted Breakthrough Therapy Designation by US FDA as add-on treatment for schizophrenia. The trial is designed as a multi-center, prospective, randomized, placebo-controlled, in which adult subjects with schizophrenia will be enrolled. The study will include four parts: a 2 week Screening part, a 4 week run-in part, an 8 week double-blind treatment part, and a 52 week Open-Label Extension part.

Inclusion Criteria:

  1. Male/female subjects between 18 and 55 years of age
  2. If female and not infertile (defined below), the subject must agree for the duration of the study to use one of the following forms of contraception 1) systemic hormonal treatment 2) an Intrauterine device (IUD) which was implanted at least 2 months prior to screening or 3) "double-barrier" contraception (condom, diaphragm and spermicide are each considered a barrier). Females are considered to be infertile if they are either a) surgically sterile or b) have had spontaneous amenorrhea for at least the last 2 years and at least 2 years after the onset of amenorrhea while not receiving hormone replacement therapy and had a Follicle-Stimulating Hormone (FSH) level greater than 40 mIU/mL and an estradiol level less than 30 pg/mL
  3. Subject is capable of providing informed consent and is willing to sign the ICF prior to study Screening and agrees to comply with the study protocol requirements
  4. Physician confirmed DSM-V diagnosis of schizophrenia for the past 2 years based on subject's history and confirmed by psychiatric evaluation and MINI International Neuropsychiatric Interview For Schizophrenia and Psychotic Disorders, version 7.0 (MINI, Version 7.0)
  5. The subject is outpatient with no hospitalization for worsening of schizophrenia within 3 months of the screening.If the subject is hospitalized during the study for worsening of schizophrenia symptoms the subject will be withdrawn from the study
  6. The subject's schizophrenia condition is clinically stable with residual symptoms. Residual symptoms will be defined as a total score of ≤110 and ≥ 60 of PANSS per Visit 1 evaluations
  7. An unchanged antipsychotic medication regimen for at least eight (8) weeks prior to screening into the study and expected to remain unchanged during the study (longer for depot or long-acting antipsychotics: ten (10) months for Aripiprazole and Paliperidone; six (6) months for Olanzapine pamoate monohydrate; and at least 6 times duration of the reported half life or minimum four (4) months for other depot or long-acting antipsychotics)
  8. In good general physical health and without clinically significant abnormalities in physical exam, neurological exam and laboratory assessments (urine/blood routine, biochemical tests and ECG) which would exclude the subject from the study in the opinion of the Investigator. For ALT and AST, clinically significant is defined as above twice the upper limit of normal.
  9. BMI between 17 and 35 inclusive
  10. Subject has a negative routine urine illicit drug screening test (including heroin, amphetamines (including MDMA/ecstasy), cocaine, cannabis or PCP)
  11. The subject has a caregiver or some other identified responsible person (e.g., family member, social worker, caseworker or nurse) as determined by the Investigator and per the local regulations. The identified caregiver should be considered reliable by the Investigator and per the local regulations in providing support to the subject to help ensure compliance with study treatment, study visits and protocol procedures who preferably is also able to provide input helpful for completing study rating scales
  12. The subject must not be a danger to self or others per the Investigator's judgment

Qualified Participants May Receive:

Monetary compensation and study-related care at no cost to the participant

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