Brickell Biotech Announces Late-Breaking Oral Presentation at 2020 American Academy of Dermatology Annual Meeting by its Asian Partner, Kaken Pharmaceutical, for Sofpironium Bromide
Presentation based on positive Phase 3 pivotal study results of Sofpironium Bromide in Japanese Patients with Primary Axillary Hyperhidrosis
BOULDER, Colo., March 04, 2020 (GLOBE NEWSWIRE) -- Brickell Biotech, Inc. (“Brickell”) (Nasdaq: BBI), a clinical-stage pharmaceutical company focused on developing innovative and differentiated prescription therapeutics for the treatment of debilitating skin diseases, today announced that positive results from its development partner, Kaken Pharmaceutical Co. Ltd.’s Phase 3 pivotal study in Japan were selected for oral presentation at the Late-Breaking Research Program during the American Academy of Dermatology (AAD) Annual Meeting being held March 20-24, 2020, in Denver, CO.
The presentation, which will include the efficacy and safety results from the Phase 3 pivotal study of sofpironium bromide being announced for the first time, will be given as follows:
|•||Oral Presentation Title:||A Phase 3, Randomized, Double-Blinded, Vehicle-Controlled Study to Evaluate the Safety and Efficacy of Topically Applied Sofpironium Bromide Gel, 5% in Japanese Patients with Primary Axillary Hyperhidrosis|
|•||Date and Time:||Saturday, March 21, 2020, 11:40 AM – 11:50 AM Mountain Time|
|•||Session:||S027 - Late-Breaking Research: Clinical Trials|
|•||Room:||Bellco Theatre 2|
About Sofpironium Bromide
Sofpironium bromide, is a proprietary new molecular entity that belongs to a class of medications called anticholinergics. Anticholinergics block the action of acetylcholine, a chemical that transmits signals within the nervous system that are responsible for a range of bodily functions, including activation of the sweat glands. Sofpironium bromide was retrometabolically designed. Retrometabolic drugs are designed to exert their action topically and are potentially rapidly metabolized into a less active metabolite once absorbed into the blood. This proposed mechanism of action may allow for highly effective doses to be used while limiting systemic side effects. Sofpironium bromide was discovered at Bodor Laboratories, Inc. by Dr. Nicholas Bodor D.Sc., d.h.c. (multi), HoF, Graduate Research Professor Emeritus, University of Florida.
Hyperhidrosis is a life-altering medical condition where a person sweats more than the body requires to regulate its temperature. More than 15 million people, or 4.8% of the population of the United States and more than 16 million people, or 12.76% of the population in Japan, are believed to suffer from hyperhidrosis1,2. Axillary (underarm) hyperhidrosis is the targeted first indication for sofpironium bromide and is the most common site of occurrence of hyperhidrosis, affecting an estimated 65% of patients with hyperhidrosis in the United States or 10 million individuals and an estimated 45% of patients with hyperhidrosis in Japan or 7.2 million individuals1,2.
The FDA selected hyperhidrosis as one of eight new disease areas that it focused on under its Patient-Focused Drug Development Initiative (PFDDI) in 2016-2017. The goal of the PFDDI was to bring patient perspectives into an earlier stage of product development. Following the FDA’s PFDDI meeting held in November 2017 on hyperhidrosis, the International Hyperhidrosis Society summarized the input shared by patients and patient representatives in a Voice of the Patient report. Additional information on the PFDDI, including a recording of the meeting, is available online.
1 Doolittle et al. Hyperhidrosis: an update on prevalence and severity in the United States. Arch Dermatol Res 2016; 308: 743-749.
2 Fujimoto et al. Epidemiological study and considerations of focal hyperhidrosis in Japan. J Dermatol 2013; 40: 886-90.
Brickell Biotech, Inc. is a clinical-stage pharmaceutical company focused on developing innovative and differentiated prescription therapeutics for the treatment of debilitating skin diseases. Brickell’s pipeline consists of potential novel therapeutics for hyperhidrosis and other prevalent dermatological conditions. Brickell’s executive management team and board of directors bring extensive experience in product development and global commercialization, having served in leadership roles at large global pharmaceutical companies and biotechs that have developed and/or launched successful products, including several that were first-in-class and/or achieved iconic status, such as Cialis®, Taltz®, Gemzar®, Prozac®, Cymbalta® and Juvederm®. Brickell’s strategy is to leverage this experience to in-license, acquire, develop and commercialize innovative products that Brickell believes can be successful in the currently underserved dermatology global marketplace. For more information, visit www.brickellbio.com.
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Released March 4, 2020