TORONTO, ON / ACCESSWIRE / March 16, 2023 / Edesa Biotech, Inc. announced today that the company has been selected to present clinical trial data from a Phase 2B multi-dose study of its EB01 drug candidate at a Late Breaking Abstract session of the American Academy of Dermatology Association (AAD) annual meeting being held March 17-21, 2023. The presentation will detail the statistically significant topline results achieved by 1.0% EB01 cream in moderate-to-severe chronic allergic contact dermatitis (ACD) subjects, as well as data from other dose concentrations and safety data.
Session Date and Time: March 18, 2023, 2:50 pm Central Time
Abstract Title: A Randomized, Double-Blind, Vehicle-Controlled, Sample Size Adaptive Design Study to Evaluate the Safety and Efficacy of Topically Applied EB01 Cream in Adult Subjects with Moderate-to-Severe Chronic Allergic Contact Dermatitis
Presenting Author: Blair Gordon, PhD
Presentation slides will be available shortly after the event in the Events section of Edesa's website.
EB01 is a non-steroidal anti-inflammatory compound that inhibits secretory phospholipase 2 (sPLA2) pro-inflammatory enzymes. The sPLA2 enzyme family plays a key role in initiating inflammation associated with numerous diseases. By targeting sPLA2 with enzyme inhibitors - at the inception of inflammation rather than after inflammation has occurred - Edesa believes that drugs based on this technology could provide a powerful anti-inflammatory therapeutic strategy for treating diverse inflammatory/allergic conditions. EB01 has demonstrated efficacy for the treatment of ACD in two previous clinical trials, and has demonstrated anti-inflammatory activity in a variety of in vitro and in vivo preclinical pharmacology models.
About Allergic Contact Dermatitis (ACD)
Contact dermatitis, which can be either irritant contact dermatitis or ACD (sometimes called allergic contact eczema), is one of the most common occupational health illnesses in the United States. The disease has been estimated to cost up to $2 billion annually in the U.S. as a result of lost work, reduced productivity, medical care and disability payments. The condition is caused by an allergen interacting with skin, usually on the hands and face. Inflammation can vary from irritation and redness to open sores, and in many chronic cases, the causative allergen is unknown or difficult to avoid. Approximately 3,000 substances are recognized as contact allergens.
About Edesa Biotech
Edesa Biotech, Inc. (Nasdaq:EDSA) is a clinical-stage biopharmaceutical company developing innovative ways to treat inflammatory and immune-related diseases. The company's most advanced drug candidate is EB05, a monoclonal antibody developed for acute and chronic disease indications that involve dysregulated innate immunity responses. Edesa is currently evaluating EB05 in a Phase 3 study as a potential treatment for Acute Respiratory Distress Syndrome (ARDS), a life-threatening form of respiratory failure. In addition, Edesa is developing an sPLA2 inhibitor, EB01, as a topical treatment for chronic Allergic Contact Dermatitis (ACD), a common occupational skin condition. The company has also received regulatory approval to conduct a Phase 2 trial its EB06 monoclonal antibody as a treatment for vitiligo, a life-altering autoimmune disease that causes skin to lose its color in patches. The company is also planning to file an investigational new drug application for a future Phase 2 study of its anti-TLR4 monoclonal antibody for Systemic Sclerosis (Scleroderma), an autoimmune rheumatic disorder that causes fibrosis, (scarring/hardening) of skin and internal organs such as the lungs, heart and kidneys. Sign up for news alerts. Connect with us on Twitter and LinkedIn.
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