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MAP Pharmaceuticals Initiates Phase 2a Clinical Trial of Combination Therapy in Adult Patients with Asthma
Date:10/31/2007

ward in the continued development of our product pipeline," said Timothy S. Nelson, President and Chief Executive Officer of MAP Pharmaceuticals. "Our pipeline also includes our two late stage product candidates, UDB for the treatment of pediatric asthma and MAP0004 for the treatment of migraine. We plan on initiating Phase 3 clinical programs for these two product candidates by early 2008."

Study Design

The Phase 2a clinical trial is a randomized, open-label, active-controlled, crossover, safety and dose response study investigating the pharmacokinetics and pharmacodynamics of MAP0005 in approximately 18 adult asthmatic patients. The trial compares two different doses of MAP0005 with one dose of a commercially marketed combination product, all administered by inhalation. The primary endpoints of the trial are the change in forced expiratory volume in one second (FEV1) from baseline, the time to maximum change in FEV1 and the plasma levels for the inhaled corticosteroid.

About the Tempo Inhaler

MAP Pharmaceuticals is developing the Tempo inhaler, a novel pressurized metered dose inhaler that synchronizes the discharge of drug with the patient's breathing cycle, which can be optimized for each therapy based on desired delivery. It is designed to dispense drug in an efficient and consistent manner to minimize dose-to-dose differences in and between patients. The inhaler is convenient and easy to use, and contains a dose counter that can lock out after a maximum number of doses.

About Asthma and COPD

Asthma is a chronic respiratory disorder that is characterized by inflammation and narrowing of the airways, leading to limitation or obstruction of airflow and resulting in symptoms such as episodes of wheezing, chest tightness, breathlessness and coughing. Asthma is a variable condition that can change both daily and seasonally. The Centers for Disease Control estimates there are 20 million Americans diagnosed with asthma. Despite a va
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