Close this search box.

IGC Pharma Announces Positive Interim Results for IGC-AD1 in Reducing Alzheimer’s Agitation

Potomac, MD, March 20, 2024 – IGC Pharma, Inc. (“IGC Pharma”, “IGC”, or the “Company”) (NYSE American: IGC) today announced the results of an interim analysis of its ongoing Phase 2 trial investigating IGC-AD1 as a treatment for Agitation in dementia from Alzheimer’s Disease (“AAD”). The interim data demonstrates a clinical and statistically significant reduction in agitation compared to placebo in patients with Alzheimer’s disease, indicating strong therapeutic potential for IGC-AD1.

The study’s primary goal is to assess the change in AAD after six weeks using a standard scale, the Cohen Mansfield Agitation Inventory (“CMAI”). Based on interim data, patients taking IGC-AD1, on average, experienced a more significant reduction in agitation scores compared to those on placebo, and the positive effects were observed as early as week two of the trial.

At the primary outcome, assessing the change in agitation as measured by the CMAI at week 6, the Cohen’s d effect size indicating the superiority of IGC-ADI over placebo was 0.66. The CMAI Least Square (“LS”) mean difference between active, and placebo was -10.45, with a p-value of 0.037 (for combined week two and week six results). In addition, at the pre-specified secondary endpoint, change at week two, the effect size was 0.79. The Cohen’s d is a standardized statistical effect size that describes the magnitude of the difference between two groups, taking into account the variability in outcomes.

Pre-Specified Interim Results:

The IGC-AD1 Phase 2 is an ongoing multi-site, randomized, double-blind, placebo-controlled clinical trial that continues to enroll. IGC-AD1 is an oral liquid formulation administered twice daily for six weeks with no placebo run-in and titration to full dose over two days. Agitation is rated at the trial site, at baseline, week 2, and week 6, by a trained practitioner using the CMAI, a scale designed to measure AAD.

“We are excited with the positive interim results from the Phase 2 trial of IGC-AD1 for agitation in dementia due to Alzheimer’s disease. IGC-AD1’s interim results demonstrate a clinical and statistically significant reduction in agitation compared to placebo, suggesting a strong plausibility to address a substantial unmet medical need. This interim data validates IGC-AD1’s potential as a transformative therapeutic option with a large market opportunity in Alzheimer’s disease management. We are actively pursuing next steps, including with regulators, and remain committed to advancing IGC-AD1 toward commercialization. We foresee a medication that can help alleviate caregiver burden and family distress as managing Alzheimer’s patients, especially ones with agitation, can have a significant emotional toll on families. With IGC-AD1’s promising clinical profile, we are confident in its ability, subject to further trials, to improve patient outcomes and drive shareholder value,” said Ram Mukunda, CEO of IGC Pharma.

IGC-AD1 as a Treatment for Agitation in Alzheimer’s Disease

In 2023, the number of Americans living with Alzheimer’s was estimated at 6.7 million. According to one estimate, as many as 76% of them suffer from AAD (Van der Mussele et al., 2015), which is associated with an accelerated cognitive decline, increased caregiver burden, increased hospitalization, and increased need for medication, all significantly diminishing the quality of life for patients. Current therapies carry black box warnings, indicative of serious adverse reactions that may lead to death or serious injury. IGC-AD1 is designed to target AAD’s underlying causes and address the unmet need for a safe and effective therapy.

Forward-Looking Statements:

 This press release contains forward-looking statements. These forward-looking statements are based largely on IGC Pharma’s expectations and are subject to several risks and uncertainties, certain of which are beyond IGC Pharma’s control. Actual results could differ materially from these forward-looking statements as a result of, among other factors, the Company’s failure or inability to commercialize one or more of the Company’s products or technologies, including the products or formulations described in this release, or failure to obtain regulatory approval for the products or formulations, where required, or government regulations affecting AI or the AI algorithms not working as intended or producing accurate predictions; general economic conditions that are less favorable than expected; the FDA’s general position regarding cannabis- and hemp-based products; and other factors, many of which are discussed in IGC Pharma’s U.S. Securities and Exchange Commission (“SEC”) filings. IGC Pharma incorporates by reference the human trial disclosures and Risk Factors identified in its Annual Report on Form 10-K filed with the SEC on July 7, 2023, as if fully incorporated and restated herein. Considering these risks and uncertainties, there can be no assurance that the forward-looking information contained in this release will occur.


IMS Investor Relations
Walter Frank
(203) 972-9200

Janet Vasquez
(212) 645-5498

Recent Post

Follow Us

Related Posts