Antibe Provides Scientific Report on Its Recently Completed Phase 2B Study Showing Unequivocal Gastrointestinal Safety of ATB-346
TORONTO, Ontario--(BUSINESS WIRE)--Aug 29, 2018--Antibe Therapeutics Inc. (“Antibe” or the “Company”) (TSXV:ATE, OTCQB:ATBPF), a leader in developing safer therapeutics for pain and inflammation, is pleased to announce that it has prepared a comprehensive report of the recently-completed Phase 2B study for its lead drug, ATB-346. The study was completed in March 2018 and demonstrated unequivocal superiority in gastrointestinal (“GI”) safety compared to naproxen, the most prescribed NSAID in the United States.
The report provides a discussion of the study objectives and design, an analysis of the primary and secondary outcomes and additional effectiveness and safety parameters, and a brief discussion of the possible mechanisms related to the metabolism of ATB-346 responsible for the favourable pharmacokinetics and enhanced cyclo-oxygenase (COX) inhibition. The review article is available for download on Antibe’s website at: http://www.antibethera.com/news-media/scientific-publications/.
ATB-346 is a hydrogen sulfide-releasing derivative of naproxen. NSAIDs are the most commonly used therapy for osteoarthritis, yet their use is associated with a high incidence of gastrointestinal ulceration and bleeding. NSAIDs are also widely used in conditions such as rheumatoid arthritis, ankylosing spondylitis, gout, and general pain reduction, with a similarly high rate of gastrointestinal ulceration and bleeding. It is well-accepted that patients with these conditions would benefit greatly from an effective, non-addictive, GI-sparing anti-inflammatory/analgesic agent such as ATB-346.
About Antibe Therapeutics Inc.
Antibe develops safer medicines for pain and inflammation. Antibe’s technology involves linking a hydrogen sulfide-releasing molecule to an existing drug to produce a patented, improved medicine. Antibe’s lead drug ATB-346 targets the global need for a safer, non-addictive drug for chronic pain and inflammation. ATB-352, the second drug in Antibe’s pipeline, targets the urgent global need for a non-addictive analgesic for treating severe acute pain, while ATB-340 is a GI-safe derivative of aspirin. www.antibethera.com.
Antibe’s subsidiary, Citagenix Inc. (“Citagenix”), is a leader in the sales and marketing of tissue regenerative products servicing the orthopedic and dental marketplaces. Since its inception in 1997, Citagenix has become an important source of knowledge and experience for bone regeneration in the Canadian medical device industry. Citagenix is active in 15 countries, operating in Canada through its direct sales teams, and internationally via a network of distributor partnerships. www.citagenix.com.
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CONTACT: Antibe Therapeutics Inc.
Dan Legault, 416-473-4095
Chief Executive Officer
KEYWORD: NORTH AMERICA CANADA
INDUSTRY KEYWORD: HEALTH BIOTECHNOLOGY CLINICAL TRIALS PHARMACEUTICAL
SOURCE: Antibe Therapeutics Inc.
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