Bimekizumab was superior to placebo in achieving ACR, MDA, and PASI outcomes and had an acceptable safety profile. This meta-analysis also showed that 160mg and 320mg doses of bimekizumab were both superior to placebo in achieving these outcome measures.

The authors highlighted a significantly greater clinical remission rate at Week 52 for vedolizumab SC versus placebo in patients with moderately to severely active CD. This study aimed to report results from VISIBLE 2 which evaluated a new SC vedolizumab formulation as maintenance treatment in adults with moderately to severely active CD.

Guselkumab induced greater clinical and endoscopic improvements in patients with Crohn’s disease versus placebo, with a favourable safety profile in this Phase 2 trial by Sandborn, et al.

Ozanimod as induction therapy and maintenance therapy for ulcerative colitis

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Patients receiving ozanimod displayed a significant improvement in clinical response and all secondary endpoints during both the 10-week induction and 52-week maintenance study periods. Percentage of patients achieving clinical remission at Weeks 10 and 52 was the primary endpoint.

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In this phase 3 study, both 200mg and 400mg certolizumab pegol doses improved psoriasis symptoms at Week 12 measured via PASI 75. Improvement was maintained, after rerandomisation, through Week 48, with a safety profile consistent with its drug class. This Phase 3 CIMPACT trial by Lebwohl et al., assessed the safety and efficacy of certolizumab pegol for the treatment of moderate-to-severe chronic plaque psoriasis.

Patients treated with guselkumab showed an improved and sustained clinical response compared to both adalimumab and placebo, without compromising safety profile. The Phase 3 VOYAGE 2 trial by Reich et al focused on treatment interruption and withdrawal, as well as treatment switching from adalimumab to guselkumab.

Bimekizumab therapy was associated with a rapid and sustained improvement in PASI response and IGA score in patients with moderate to severe plaque psoriasis. Dual inhibition of IL-17A/F with bimekizumab can affect a more durable response in PsO patients than sole IL-17A inhibition. Gordon et al. compared the safety and efficacy of two different maintenance dosing schedules, in addition to the effects of treatment withdrawal in the 52-week BE READY trial.

Bimekizumab was more efficacious than ustekinumab and placebo in the treatment of moderate to severe plaque psoriasis. Previous bimekizumab Phase 2 clinical studies have shown both rapid and durable clinical improvements in skin clearance, as well as a safety profile in line with expectations from this MoA. This study aimed to evaluate the efficacy and safety of bimekizumab in moderate to severe plaque PsO over 1 year compared with both placebo and ustekinumab.

Blauvelt et al. shows superior and sustained efficacy for risankizumab in maintaining skin clearance over time versus placebo upon withdrawal, alongside a favourable safety profile in chronic plaque psoriasis through a phase 3, randomised, double-blind, placebo-controlled study, assessing PASI 90 and sPGA score of 0/1 at Week 16.

Here, the authors reported risankizumab to be both efficacious when compared to both placebo and ustekinumab in the treatment of moderate to severe plaque PsO. This publication aimed to describe two Phase 3 replicate studies, UltiMMa-1 and UltiMMa-2, which assessed the efficacy and safety of risankizumab compared with placebo or ustekinumab in patients with moderate-to-severe chronic plaque PsO.