Corbus Pharmaceuticals Announces Presentation of Three Abstracts and New Lenabasum Data at 2018 ACR Annual Meeting
Lenabasum open-label extension study interim data in systemic sclerosis and dermatomyositis to be presented
Norwood, MA, Sept. 14, 2018 (GLOBE NEWSWIRE) -- Corbus Pharmaceuticals Holdings, Inc. (NASDAQ: CRBP) (“Corbus” or the “Company”), a Phase 3 clinical-stage pharmaceutical company focused on the development and commercialization of novel therapeutics to treat rare, chronic and serious inflammatory and fibrotic diseases, announced today that its abstracts have been selected for presentations at the American College of Rheumatology (“ACR”) 2018 Annual Meeting being held October 19-24, 2018 in Chicago, Illinois.
Summarized below are the abstract titles that have been selected for oral or poster presentations. The ACR abstracts are available online at the conference website. Information from the ACR presentations are under embargo until October 20, 2018 at 4:30 PM CT. Once the posters are made public, they will be available on the Company’s website in the Presentations section.
Monday, October 22, 2018
Session: Systemic Sclerosis and Related Disorders – Clinical Poster IITime: 9:00 – 11:00 AM CTPresenter: Robert Spiera, M.D., Director of the Vasculitis and Scleroderma Program at the Hospital for Special Surgery, Weill Cornell Medical College in New York City and Principal Investigator of the Phase 2 study in systemic sclerosisAbstract #1715 : Safety and Efficacy of Lenabasum in an Open-Label Extension of a Phase 2 Study in Diffuse Cutaneous Systemic Sclerosis Subjects
Tuesday, October 23, 2018
Session: Muscle Biology, Myositis and Myopathies Poster III: Treatment and Classification CriteriaTime: 9:00 – 11:00 AM CTPresenter: Victoria Werth, M.D., Professor of Dermatology and Medicine at the University of Pennsylvania School of Medicine and Principal Investigator of Corbus’ Phase 2 study in DermatomyositisAbstract #2284: Safety and Efficacy of Lenabasum in Refractory Skin-Predominant Dermatomyositis Subjects Treated on an Open-Label Extension of Trial JBT101-DM-001
Wednesday, October 24, 2018
Session: 6W022 ACR Abstract: Muscle Biology, Myositis & Myopathies II: Clinical & Misc Topics (2976–2981)Time: 11:00 AM – 12:30 CTPresenter: Victoria Werth, M.D., Professor of Dermatology and Medicine at the University of Pennsylvania School of Medicine and Principal Investigator of Corbus’ Phase 2 study in DermatomyositisAbstract #2977: Lenabasum, a Cannabinoid Type 2 Receptor Agonist, Reduces T-Cell Population and Downregulates Type 1 and 2 Interferon Activities in Lesional Dermatomyositis Skin
Lenabasum (formerly known as anabasum) is a synthetic, oral, small-molecule, selective cannabinoid receptor type 2 (CB2) agonist that has been shown to preferentially bind to CB2 expressed on activated immune cells and fibroblasts in animal studies. CB2 activation triggers physiologic pathways that resolve inflammation, speed bacterial clearance and halt fibrosis. CB2 activation also induces the production of specialized pro-resolving lipid mediators that activate an endogenous cascade responsible for the resolution of inflammation and fibrosis, while reducing production of multiple inflammatory mediators. Through activation of CB2, lenabasum also is believed to have a direct effect on fibroblasts to halt tissue scarring. In preclinical and clinical studies conducted so far, lenabasum has been shown to induce resolution rather than immunosuppression by triggering biological pathways to turn “off” chronic inflammation and fibrotic processes. Lenabasum has demonstrated promising potency in preclinical models of inflammation and fibrosis. Preclinical data and clinical studies to date have shown lenabasum to have a favorable safety, tolerability and pharmacokinetic profile. Data to date suggest that the drug may have clinical benefit as well as a beneficial impact on inflammatory and immunological markers in Phase 2 studies in diffuse cutaneous systemic sclerosis, dermatomyositis and cystic fibrosis. Additional clinical studies are being conducted and/or planned to confirm these preliminary results and support applications for regulatory approval.
Corbus Pharmaceuticals Holdings, Inc. is a Phase 3 clinical-stage pharmaceutical company focused on the development and commercialization of novel therapeutics to treat rare, chronic, and serious inflammatory and fibrotic diseases. The Company’s lead product candidate, lenabasum, is a novel, synthetic oral endocannabinoid-mimetic drug designed to resolve chronic inflammation and fibrotic processes. Lenabasum is currently being evaluated in systemic sclerosis, cystic fibrosis, dermatomyositis, and systemic lupus erythematosus.
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