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Coronado commences TSO trial in pediatric patients with autism spectrum disorder.

M2 EQUITYBITES-April 14, 2014-Coronado commences TSO trial in pediatric patients with autism spectrum disorder

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Coronado Biosciences (CNDO), a US-based bioscences company, has started an investigator-initiated trial evaluating TSO (Trichuris suis ova or CNDO-201) for the treatment of paediatric patients with autism spectrum disorder (ASD), it was reported on Friday.

Dr. Itai Berger, director of the Neuro-Cognitive Center at the Hadassah-Hebrew University Medical Center in Jerusalem, Israel, is carrying out the trial.

The trial is intended to test the safety of TSO compared to a placebo in approximately 60 paediatric patients between the ages of 6 and 17 years who meet criteria for the diagnosis of ASD and efficacy signals on irritability, repetitive behaviours, global functioning and social cognition.

In the 16-week randomised, double-blind, placebo-controlled trial, patients will receive a placebo, 2500 TSO or 7500 TSO every other week.

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