INGELHEIM, Germany– EFFISAYIL™ 2 met its primary and key secondary endpoint, demonstrating that spesolimab, an anti-interleukin-36 receptor antibody, can prevent flares in adolescents and adults with generalized pustular psoriasis (GPP) up to 48 weeks.1,2 Safety data were in line with previously conducted clinical trials with spesolimab.
“Painful GPP flares can occur suddenly, escalate quickly, and may require urgent hospital care leaving people anxious and uncertain about what the future might hold,” said Carinne Brouillon, Member of the Board of Managing Directors, responsible for Human Pharma, Boehringer Ingelheim. “The EFFISAYIL™ 2 results reinforce the potential of spesolimab to prevent GPP flares, giving patients the power to plan their lives, regardless of their disease. We look forward to presenting the data later this year and sharing the findings with regulatory authorities.”
GPP is a rare skin disease, which is distinct from plaque psoriasis.4 GPP flares greatly affect a person’s quality of life and can lead to serious and life-threatening complications, including heart failure, renal failure, and sepsis.4
Spesolimab (marketed as SPEVIGO®) is currently indicated for the treatment of GPP flares in adults.