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Excaliard Announces Positive Data From Phase 2 Clinical Trial of Its Anti-Scarring Drug, EXC 001
Date:8/3/2010

CARLSBAD, Calif., Aug. 3 /PRNewswire/ -- Excaliard Pharmaceuticals, Inc., today announced positive results from its Phase 2 clinical trial of EXC 001, a new chemical entity for reducing fibrosis.  Results showed that EXC 001 treatment significantly reduced scar severity in subjects undergoing an elective abdominoplasty compared to placebo.  

In the randomized, double-blind multicenter study conducted in the U.S., EXC 001 or placebo was administered intradermally adjacent to the surgical incision in patients who were undergoing elective abdominoplasty surgery.  In this study multiple measurements of scarring were performed with analysis conducted at 12 weeks post-surgery.  Data reported today showed statistically significant improvements in scarring for EXC 001 compared to placebo in both physician and patient reported outcomes (p values ranged from 0.017 to 0.002).  In addition, EXC 001 was well tolerated with no clinically important adverse events.  The final analysis for this study will be conducted 24 weeks after surgery and these data will be available in the second half of 2010.

"The prevention and treatment of unsatisfactory skin scarring remains an important unmet medical need," said Lincoln Krochmal, MD, CEO & President of Excaliard Pharmaceuticals. "Unsatisfactory skin scarring can be associated with various dermatologic conditions such as hypertrophic scars and keloids, elective and reconstructive surgery, traumatic wounds and Caesarian sections. We are delighted with these results from our Phase 2 study indicating a strong efficacy signal from EXC 001 delivered locally with multiple parameters of skin scarring significantly improved by treatment with EXC 001.  In addition, we are pleased that there were no clinically rele
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