WEST DES MOINES, Iowa, Nov. 10, 2016 /PRNewswire/ -- Spotlight Innovation Inc. (OTCQB: STLT) announced today that its subsidiary Celtic Biotech Iowa has received approval from the French National Agency for the Safety of Medicines and Health Products (ANSM) to commence Part 2 of its Phase I dose escalation safety study, Crotoxin in Patients with Advanced Cancer using an Intravenous Route of Administration. The ANSM, a healthcare regulatory agency, acts on behalf of the French government to ensure patient safety. The clinical study will be conducted at Pitié-Salpêtrière Hospital in Paris. Noted French oncologist David Khayat, MD, PhD, FASCO, is the Principal Investigator.
Part 2 of the Phase I trial will build upon the dose escalation procedures employed in Part 1. The success of Part 1 allowed for the extensive revision of the Part 2 protocol, which seeks to determine whether faster dose escalation can be attained in a shortened timeframe without increased risk to patients.