About the Study and the Study Therapy

What is the purpose of the PREVAIL study?

The PREVAIL trial is being conducted to determine whether an investigational new drug, previously shown to reduce circulating levels of low-density lipoprotein cholesterol, can also reduce the risk of cardiovascular events (like a heart attack or stroke) in individuals who have atherosclerotic cardiovascular disease (ASCVD).

ASCVD disease refers to the accumulation of fat-laden plaque just beneath the lining of the heart blood vessels known as coronary artery disease (CAD), the blood vessels supplying blood to the legs known as peripheral arterial disease (PAD), and/or vessels supplying blood to the brain known as cerebrovascular disease.

The clinical manifestations of this disease process include angina (pain in the chest), heart attack, stroke, leg claudication (pain in the leg) and ultimately severe debilitation or even death.

What is the study drug?

The study drug, obicetrapib 10 mg, is a small tablet taken by mouth once a day. It is designed to reduce cholesterol levels, specifically low-density lipoprotein cholesterol (LDL-C), which is a harmful form of cholesterol. LDL-C can cause fatty buildup in the arteries, which narrows the arteries and increases the risk of cardiovascular disease. It's mechanism of action results in a reduction of high LDL-C levels.

Obicetrapib is an investigational drug, which means it can only be used for research studies. It has not been approved by regulatory authorities like the Food and Drug Administration (FDA) or European Medicines Agency (EMA).

What will happen during the study?

Before receiving any study drug or study related assessments, your eligibility for participation and consent to participate are required. You will need to satisfy specific inclusion and exclusion criteria to enroll into the study.

Once you consent to participate in the trial during the Screening Visit, you will then attend 4 further visits (Months 0, 3, 6, 12) during the first year, followed by visits every 6 months for the remainder of the study. Between visits at the study center, you will have telephone visits to see how you are feeling.

As this is an event-driven study (meaning that the study will last until a certain number of cardiovascular events happen in the study participants), the actual study duration may vary. We anticipate that participants can expect to be in the study for about 3-4 years.

Participation includes: