Pre-clinical studies of INM-750 to commence February, 2015
Third Program Discovered Through InMed's Proprietary Drug Design Platform
Vancouver, BC -- February 3, 2015- InMed Pharmaceuticals Inc. ("InMed") (CSE: IN; OTCQB: IMLFF), a biopharmaceutical company specializing in the research and development of novel, cannabinoid-based therapies combined with innovative drug delivery systems, announced today that it has added a new therapy to its pipeline: INM-750, for the treatment of epidermolysis bullosa simplex (EBS), a rare genetically inherited skin disorder. INM-750 is designed to suppress pathological skin growth, differentiation and inflammation that are signature characteristics of EBS.
InMed anticipates commencing pre-clinical studies of INM-750 in February, 2015 with initial data expected by Q2 2015. The initiation of INM-750 signals InMed's entry into the dermatological market and adds to the Company's rapidly advancing pipeline of cannabis-based therapeutics, which includes CTI-805 for glaucoma and CT-091 for arthritis, both of which are expected to enter human clinical studies in 2015.
"We are pleased to continue the strategic diversification of our pipeline by adding a third therapy identified by our proprietary platform technology," said Craig Schneider, President & CEO of InMed. "The discovery of INM-750 furthers our corporate strategy of developing therapies for diseases that may be approved for Orphan drug designation."
Sazzad Hossain, Ph.D., M.Sc., Chief Scientific Officer of InMed, stated, "EBS is a rare keratin mutation-related disease with no FDA approved treatment. The only options available to patients are wound care, pain management, and preventative bandaging. More severe forms of the disease lead to scarring, disfigurement, disability, and early death, usually before the age of 30."
Craig Schneider concluded, "We are working rapidly to advance the development of INM-750 to address this significant unmet medical need."
About Epidermolysis bullosa simplex (EBS)
Epidermolysis bullosa simplex (EBS) is Epidermolysis bullosa simplex (EBS) is one of the major forms of Epidermolysis bullosa a group of genetic conditions that cause the skin to be very fragile and to blister easily. It is a result of a defect in anchoring between the epidermis and dermis, resulting in friction and skin fragility. Its severity ranges from mild to lethal. As of today there is no cure or effective treatment. Currently, wound care, pain management and preventative bandaging are the only options available for treatment. The more severe forms of the disease lead to scarring, disfigurement, disability and early death, usually before the age of 30.
InMed is a clinical stage biopharmaceutical company that specializes in developing novel therapies through the research and development into the extensive pharmacology of cannabinoids coupled with innovative drug delivery systems. InMed's proprietary platform technology, product pipeline and accelerated development pathway are the fundamental value drivers of the company. For more information, visit www.inmedpharma.com.
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