Orion Corporation announced two new Phase 3 clinical trials to evaluate the safety and efficacy of ODM-208 for the treatment of patients with metastatic castration-resistant prostate cancer (mCRPC) have been posted to the ClinicalTrials.gov website. The studies are not yet recruiting patients. Phase 3 Clinical Trials with ODM-208 (MK-5684) posted to ClinicalTrials.gov database.

ODM-208 (or MK-5684) is an investigational oral, non-steroidal and selective inhibitor of the CYP11A1 enzyme discovered and developed by Orion for the treatment of hormone-dependent cancers, such as prostate cancer. ODM-208 is being developed through a collaboration with MSD (tradename of Merck & Co. Inc. Rahway NJ USA).