2020 Clinical trial … phase two testing of MCC950

PERHAPS I can have an opportunity to participate in this one, too???

“The progress of MCC950 to market appears to be happening rather quickly. Both the Michael J Fox Foundation for Parkinson’s Research and the Ireland-based drug company Inflazome are keen for human trials to start as soon as possible.

Dr Woodruff said much of the preclinical work was already completed.

The biggest hurdle, apart from funding, is that MCC950 came off a patent. This means the researchers have had to develop variations of the original drug for intellectual property reasons. Those new drugs are currently being tested and, according to Dr Woodruff, proving to be even more effective.

There are 10 million people with Parkinson’s disease worldwide. They still have a few years to wait and see if the magic in the lab can be replicated in people.

The phase-one tests next year will determine whether or not the drug is safe in healthy people. All going well, volunteers with Parkinson’s will be recruited for phase-two testing in 2020.

Whether Michael J Fox himself will be one of those volunteers is not yet known.”


Author: suerosier

In May of 2018, I was diagnosed with Parkinson's. After researching, I believe the symptoms began to manifest themselves years prior to last year. The purpose for my blog is to share what I have learned (with an index) to save others time as they seek for answers about, symptoms, therapies [and alternative things to try], tools I use, Parkinsonisms, recipes, strategies, clinical studies, words of encouragement or just enjoy the photos or humor.

3 thoughts on “2020 Clinical trial … phase two testing of MCC950”

    1. Hi Julie. I have never heard the test results from the study I participated in, nor do I know if they would change the name, but the people at the research site keep me in the loop. I participated in the Pfyzer testing for the covid vaccine. and am scheduled to participate in the Topaz trial for a medication for osteoperosis in people with Parkinson’s. I could put your name down where I’ll remember to let you know IF I learn about a followup testing.


      1. First thanks so much for writing back so quickly. My husband was diagnosed with Parkinsons last Tuesday and I have been researching helps for trying to slow progression for quite a while. He has never taken the levodopa but he does
        use dopa mucuna in a relatively small amount. My hope is that with all the research being done that if we can slow
        the progression that some new therapy will be developed that will help halt progression and possibly even lead to improvements since there is so much research going on now. If you hear anything good be sure to let me know. My husband has always had a relatively healthy diet and he first had mild tremors over 30 years ago so his progression has been relatively slow. We are busy addressing SIBO and have been for the last couple years. I think that SIBO may be some key part of Parkinsons. Not sure if you have ever heard of it and maybe not everyone who has Parkinsons has SIBO. I hope you can find things that are very helpful for your situation. My husband also has acupuncture for the SIBO and takes some supplements to address that.


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