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NanoBio Demonstrates New Topical Approach to Treating Nail Fungus That Circumvents Problems with Current Therapy
Date:10/27/2008

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"The safe and efficient delivery of NB-002 makes it an ideal candidate for the treatment of onychomycosis," Ciotti said. "And because there is no systemic absorption, NB-002 does not pose the risk of adverse events or drug interactions that systemic antifungal agents present."

NB-002 kills both active spores and developing hyphae, an additive effect that lessens the fungi's ability to survive in human tissue, said James R. Baker, Jr., M.D., founder and chairman of NanoBio Corp. Studies conducted in vitro demonstrate that NB-002 has robust antifungal activity against all organisms that cause nail fungus, including Trichophyton rubrum, T. mentagrophytes, Epidermophyton floccosum, Microsporum canis and Candida albicans.

NanoBio scientists credit the topical lotion's safety and robust anti-infective activity to NB-002's novel technology platform. The lotion is composed of an oil-in-water emulsion and a commonly used antimicrobial surfactant that are mixed at high speeds to nanosize the particles and infuse them with high levels of potential energy. The resulting nanodroplets easily penetrate hair follicles and skin pores to reach the site of infection without damaging or irritating skin or mucous membranes. Upon contact with the pathogen, the highly charged particles release their energy to the pathogen's outer membranes, disrupting the fungus.

NB-002 is currently being studied in a randomized, double-blind, placebo-controlled, phase 2 trial in more than 400 subjects with onychomycosis. Final results are expected in the first quarter of 2009.

About NanoBio

NanoBio(R) Corp. is a privately held biopharmaceutical company focused on developing and commercializing anti-infective products and mucosal vaccines derived from its patented NanoStat(TM) technology platform. The company's lead clinical product candidates are treatments for herpes labialis (cold sores), onychomycosis (nail fungus), acne, cystic fibrosis and mucosal
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