Eiger study didn't meet certain endpoints But Dr. Rockson still hoping to continue research with Ubenimex

Eiger BioPharmaceuticals Announces Phase 2 ULTRA Results of Ubenimex in Lower Leg Lymphedema: Study Did Not Meet Primary or Secondary Endpoint

PALO ALTO, Calif., October 16, 2018 — Eiger BioPharmaceuticals, Inc. (Nasdaq:EIGR), focused on the development and commercialization of targeted therapies for rare diseases, today announced Phase 2 ULTRA study results in primary and secondary lymphedema of the lower limb demonstrated no improvement of ubenimex over placebo in the primary endpoint of skin thickness and secondary endpoints of limb volume and bioimpedance.  No safety signals attributed to ubenimex were identified.

Topline analysis suggests select, individual patient responses which clinical investigators believe warrant further exploration.  The company plans no additional clinical work but will support these additional investigator analyses and will update if future findings suggest any potential pathway forward.  Eiger would pursue such an option only through a strategic partnership.

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I and others felt some positive effects although we don’t know as of yet if we received the drug or not. My one friend in the study reported her legs hadn’t felt that great in years. My therapist that measures my leg for stockings last Oct. was impressed with how my legs are doing. I think having the SAPL surgery is a big reason for doing well. But I do also feel the drug did help improve my skin thickness and some fibrotic tissue I have in my left foot.