March 4, 2020

Marinus Pharmaceuticals Completes Targeted Enrollment in Pivotal Phase 3 Study for CDKL5 Deficiency Disorder

Marinus Pharmaceuticals, Inc., announced it has reached the 100 patient enrollment target for the Marigold Study.  The Marigold Study is a pivotal Phase 3 study evaluating oral ganaxolone in children and young adults with CDKL5 Deficiency Disorder (CDD), a rare refractory form of pediatric epilepsy with no currently approved treatments.  The Company will continue enrollment through the end of the month to capture the remaining few patients in the screening phase.

“Enrolling 100 patients in our registrational, pivotal Phase 3 trial evaluating ganaxolone in children with CDD is a significant milestone for both Marinus and the CDD community,” said Joe Hulihan, M.D., Chief Medical Officer of Marinus. “Our ability to identify and rapidly enroll qualified patients into this study is indicative of the significant need for a new therapy to reduce seizure burden and improve patient outcomes. The study has been well conducted and we are encouraged by the limited adverse events, low dropout rates and the vast majority of patients entering the open-label extension. We are appreciative of the patients and broader CDD community for their participation in the Marigold study and we remain committed to addressing the unmet need of these patients who currently have no approved treatment options.”

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