Help advance PSC research! The VISTAS Study is designed to give medical professionals the information they need to potentially help you and other PSC patients suffering from cholestatic itch.
Receive standard medical care for PSC from an experienced medical team paid by the study sponsor.
PSC is a rare liver disease that causes damage to the bile ducts inside and outside the liver. It is frequently associated with chronic infections, inflammatory bowel disease (IBD), Type 1 diabetes, celiac disease, thyroid disease, and an abnormal immune system.
A common complication from PSC is intense itching which can lead to fatigue, social isolation, and an overall lower quality of life. Currently, there are no approved or effective medications to treat PSC or PSC-associated itch, and some patients ultimately require liver transplantation. Sometimes the intense PSC-associated itch itself can lead to liver transplantation.
The VISTAS Study will evaluate the safety and effectiveness of an investigational medication named volixibat. Information about volixibat’s effects on PSC-associated itch and on markers associated with PSC disease progression will be obtained in the VISTAS Study.
The study consists of a screening period, a treatment period, and a follow-up period. The total duration of the study is at least 32 weeks with the potential option to participate in an open-label extension study (OLE), during which participants are to receive volixibat for an additional 2 years, approximately.
Additional study requirements and exclusions may apply. A study representative will discuss these with you during the screening period.
Through clinical research, scientists and doctors determine whether a new medical strategy, drug, or device is safe and effective for people. New treatments are only approved through clinical research studies, which rely on potential study participants, like you, to evaluate their safety and efficacy. Participation in clinical research studies is voluntary. If you take part, you may withdraw from the study at any time.
Investigational medications are not yet approved by any government health authority such as the FDA. A clinical research study is used to test the safety and efficacy (or effectiveness) of an investigational medication.
Clinical trials are important to help determine if new medications are both safe and effective. Typically, investigational medications must pass through three phases of development in clinical trials, called Phase 1, Phase 2, and Phase 3 for approval. Results from each phase must be properly assessed before medications can be approved for use in the public. Volixibat has already been studied in more than 400 patients in earlier Phase 1 and Phase 2 studies in patients with conditions other than PSC. The VISTAS Study is a Phase 2 study.
The VISTAS Study is seeking adults with PSC to learn if volixibat might be a safe and effective treatment option for cholestatic itch, and whether volixibat may improve markers associated with PSC disease progression.
No, unless otherwise specified by your study site. However, you may be reimbursed for study-related expenses, such as travel for study participants. All study-related treatments, medications, office visits, procedures and examinations are provided at no cost to participants.
Yes! While it is important to remain in a clinical research study after enrollment, you have the right to cease your participation at any time for any reason. If you do decide to leave the study, speak with the study doctor first to discuss how leaving the clinical research study may affect your health, along with other treatment options.
The duration of the VISTAS Study is at least 32 weeks. There will be 10 planned study visits that occur over this time. All study participants who successfully complete the core study treatment period and meet eligibility criteria may participate in an Open Label Extension study.
This initial appointment is an opportunity for you to:
Mirum Pharmaceuticals, Inc., based in Foster City, California, is a biopharmaceutical company focused on the development and commercialization of therapies to treat debilitating liver diseases. Mirum is developing two apical sodium bile transporter (ASBT) inhibitors for the treatment of cholestatic liver diseases, including maralixibat for pediatric liver diseases, and volixibat for adult liver diseases.
In addition to PSC, volixibat is being evaluated in intrahepatic cholestasis of pregnancy (ICP) and primary biliary cholangitis (PBC).
Maralixibat is an investigational oral drug in development for Alagille syndrome (ALGS), progressive familial intrahepatic cholestasis (PFIC), and biliary atresia (BA).
Mirum works closely with advocates and the patient communities to understand and address the most critical aspects affecting patients and families living with rare liver diseases.
For more information about Mirum, please visit MirumPharma.com.