Navigation Links
Altheus Therapeutics Completes Phase I Clinical Study of Zoenasa™ in Ulcerative Colitis
Date:1/6/2011

OKLAHOMA CITY, Jan. 6, 2011 /PRNewswire/ -- Altheus Therapeutics, Inc., announced that it has completed a two dose, double-blind, active-controlled Phase I clinical trial of the safety and tolerability of Zoenasa™ Rectal Suspension in adult patients with left-sided, or distal, ulcerative colitis.  No serious adverse events were experienced by patients in this study.  "We are excited to have achieved this milestone, as it prepares Altheus to begin our planned Phase II clinical program to definitively evaluate the safety and efficacy of Zoenasa in ulcerative colitis patients," commented Dennis Schafer, President and CEO of Altheus.

Nearly 1.2 million Americans suffer from inflammatory bowel disease. The two most common forms, ulcerative colitis and Crohn's disease, are chronic lifelong conditions which significantly impact the quality of life. Front-line treatment for ulcerative colitis is monotherapy with oral or rectal mesalamine.  However many patients do not achieve remission and must escalate to more expensive and risky treatments.

Zoenasa is a novel combination of two FDA-approved drugs with well established efficacy and safety records that have been shown to act synergistically for the treatment of ulcerative colitis.  In animal models of colitis, Zoenasa resolved inflammation more rapidly and completely than standard mesalamine treatment.  Zoenasa Rectal Suspension is being investigated for the treatment of left-sided ulcerative colitis, which affects approximately 80% of ulcerative colitis patients.  The U.S. Food and Drug Administration has granted Zoenasa orphan designation for the treatment of pediatric ulcerative colitis.  An oral formulation of Zoenasa is in pre-clinical development.

Altheus Therapeutics, Inc., of Oklahoma City, is a pharmaceutical development company focused on innovative therapies for the treatment of inflammatory bowel disease. Contact:Dennis Schafer, CEOdschafer@altheustherapeutics.com(405) 319-8180
'/>"/>

SOURCE Altheus Therapeutics, Inc.
Copyright©2010 PR Newswire.
All rights reserved

Related medicine technology :

1. Vicus Therapeutics to Present at the 234th American Chemical Society National Meeting in Boston, MA
2. Allos Therapeutics Initiates Study of PDX in Patients with Cutaneous T-Cell Lymphoma
3. Amicus Therapeutics Announces Second Quarter 2007 Financial Results
4. TorreyPines Therapeutics Completes Patient Enrollment in Phase IIb Clinical Trial of Tezampanel for the Treatment of Acute Migraine Headache
5. CV Therapeutics Announces Eight Abstracts Accepted for Presentation at the European Society of Cardiology Congress 2007
6. Pharmacopeia Assists the World Health Organization in the Discovery of Novel Therapeutics for the Treatment of Malaria
7. Protalix BioTherapeutics Treats First Patient in Phase III Clinical Trial of prGCD
8. TorreyPines Therapeutics Initiates a Phase I Multiple Dose Clinical Trial of Tezampanel
9. TorreyPines Therapeutics Completes Phase I Multiple Dose Clinical Trial of NGX267, a Selective M1 Agonist for the Potential Treatment of Cognitive Impairment Associated with Schizophrenia
10. Cell Therapeutics, Inc. (CTI) Launches Phase III Study for Pixantrone in Relapsed Indolent Non-Hodgkins Lymphoma (NHL)
11. Cell Therapeutics, Inc. (CTI) Sponsors Panel Discussion on Women and Lung Cancer on Capitol Hill
Post Your Comments:
*Name:
*Comment:
*Email:
(Date:2/23/2017)... 23, 2017  Genesis Healthcare Services has merged with ... made by Bill Monast , President and CEO ... Nathan Feltman , executives with Home Health Depot, ... This acquisition helps Hospice Cloud maintain ... enabled durable medical equipment (DME) solutions for the hospice ...
(Date:2/23/2017)... Feb. 23, 2017 Nevro Corp. (NYSE: NVRO), a ... for the treatment of chronic pain, today reported financial results ... 2016. 2016 Accomplishment & Highlights: ... 2016, an increase of 228% as reported, over the prior ... an increase of 612% over the prior year ...
(Date:2/23/2017)... 2017 Research and Markets has announced the ... 2016" report to their offering. ... The latest research Fibromyalgia Drugs Price Analysis ... the global Fibromyalgia market. The research answers the following ... for Fibromyalgia and their clinical attributes? How are they positioned in ...
Breaking Medicine Technology:
(Date:2/24/2017)... ... February 24, 2017 , ... Only two months after the ... Market (ILTM) show in Cannes (France), XO Private has initiated a second print-run of ... book measures almost a metre across when open, weighs in at more than six ...
(Date:2/24/2017)... , ... February 24, 2017 , ... In the Health ... be a top priority because it’s not if you will be attacked, but when.” ... when it comes to digital health care. , Improvements in auditing and monitoring have ...
(Date:2/24/2017)... Diego, CA (PRWEB) , ... February 24, 2017 , ... ... its 2017 national conference convening academic faculty engaged in or interested in palliative care ... and Research,” will be held in North County San Diego on Sept. 28 ...
(Date:2/24/2017)... ... February 24, 2017 , ... Rosica Communications, ... thought leadership , media relations, social media, content marketing and SEO, is ... powered through Act-On, an intuitive marketing automation platform. , Rosica will now offer ...
(Date:2/23/2017)... ... 2017 , ... The 89th Academy Awards will be celebrated this weekend, which ... Center Bunkum Award. We invite you to enjoy our 11th annual tongue-in-cheek “salute” to ... the Center for American Progress (CAP), for its report, Lessons From State Performance on ...
Breaking Medicine News(10 mins):