Oral Presentation to Include Positive Interim Results from Its Ongoing Phase 2 Trial of Bertilimumab in Bullous Pemphigoid
ENGLEWOOD CLIFFS, NJ / ACCESSWIRE / January 10, 2018 / Immune Pharmaceuticals Inc. (IMNP) (the "Company"), a biopharmaceutical company developing novel therapeutic agents for the treatment of immunologic and inflammatory diseases, announced today that an abstract detailing positive interim results from the Company's ongoing phase 2 trial of bertilimumab in bullous pemphigoid has been accepted for presentation at the Late-Breaking Research Forums during the 2018 American Academy of Dermatology (AAD) Annual Meeting in San Diego, CA. Presentation of data from the study, A Pilot Phase 2a Study of the Safety and Efficacy of Bertilimumab, an Anti-Eotaxin-1 Antibody, in Bullous Pemphigoid, will take place in an oral session on Saturday, February 17, between 1:00-3:00 PM PST.
"We are honored that these interim results will be presented such a large and prestigious forum," said Tony Fiorino, MD, PhD, Chief Medical and Operating Officer of Immune Pharmaceuticals. "We look forward to completing this study and advancing the development of bertilimumab in bullous pemphigoid, in order to offer a new treatment option to patients suffering from this challenging blistering disease."
The AAD is the largest and most influential and representative dermatology group in the United States. It represents virtually all practicing dermatologists in the United States as well as a growing number of international dermatologists. Approximately 19,000 attendees will attend the AAD Annual Meeting this year.
About Immune Pharmaceuticals Inc.
Immune Pharmaceuticals Inc. is a biopharmaceutical company developing novel therapeutic agents for the treatment of immunologic and inflammatory diseases. Immune's lead program, bertilimumab, is a first-in-class, fully human monoclonal antibody that targets and lowers levels of eotaxin-1, a chemokine that plays a role in immune responses and attracts eosinophils to the site of inflammation. By neutralizing eotaxin-1, bertilimumab may prevent the migration of eosinophils and other cells, thus helping to relieve associated inflammatory conditions. Currently, Immune is conducting two phase 2 clinical trials to test bertilimumab in patients suffering from bullous pemphigoid and ulcerative colitis, respectively. Bertilimumab may have application in other diseases, including atopic dermatitis, immune and inflammatory hepatitis, and asthma.
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