Vibrant Gastro said the FDA granted marketing authorization for the Vibrant, an orally administered drug-free capsule for the treatment of adults with chronic idiopathic constipation.
Vibrant’s drug-free treatment is thought to enhance colonic motility by augmenting the biological clock via mechanical stimulation of the colon.
The FDA marketing authorization is based on the pivotal clinical trial results of 312 chronic idiopathic constipation patients, evaluating the efficacy and safety of Vibrant treatment. The pivotal trial's outcomes demonstrated superiority with respect to both the proportion of patients with at least 1 additional complete spontaneous bowel movement per week compared to baseline, 40.51% in the treatment arm, compared to 22.92% in the control arm, a difference of 17.6% (chi-square p-value = 0.0011) and at least 2 additional complete bowel movements per week, 23.42% in the treatment arm, compared to 11.81% in the control arm, a difference of 10.0%.
Vibrant will be available for patients in early 2023 in select states, with gradual national expansion throughout the year.
“The development of Vibrant highlights the kind of scientific advancement we need to address so many ailments today,” said gastroenterologist Satish Rao, M.D., Ph.D., a professor of medicine at the Medical College of Georgia, and a principal investigator (PI) in the phase III study. “The goal of Vibrant is to address a real problem in chronic constipation, which has made life very challenging for those who suffer from it. We believe the Vibrant System is a meaningful step towards achieving that goal.”
“Our vision is to accelerate the transition to drug-free treatments that enable millions of constipation patients to live more enjoyable lives by inventing solutions that synchronize and activate the body's natural gut-brain connection,” said Lior Ben Tsur, Vibrant Gastro CEO. “The FDA clearance of our first indication is an exciting milestone towards our vision and future indications expansion. Millions of chronic idiopathic constipation patients continue to use laxatives chronically with little to no relief of their recurring symptoms. Vibrant® provides the sufferers with an additional treatment option that is effective, safe and drug-free ”.