The clinical trial of the first novel regimen was featured today on SABC TV in South Africa. This is the first clinical trial to test multiple new TB drugs in combination; the trial is known as New Combination 1 (NC001). The experimental regimen undergoing testing in this trial consists of experimental TB drugs PA-824, Moxifloxacin, and Pyrazinamide, an antibiotic commonly administered as part of current TB treatment.
This regimen has shown potential to harmonize treatment for TB drug-sensitive tuberculosis (DS-TB) and multidrug-resistant tuberculosis (MDR-TB) under a single three-drug regimen.
For more information on the trial, view our coverage of the launch.