Navigation Links
Spotlight on Rosacea Advance - May Issue of Journal of Drugs in Dermatology Features Pyratine XR(TM) Clinical Study

- 12-week study concludes that new cosmeceutical improves skin barrier function, erythema and lesions associated with rosacea -

NAPA, Calif., May 4 /PRNewswire-FirstCall/ -- Senetek PLC (OTC Bulletin Board: SNKTY), a life sciences company engaged in the development of technologies that target the science of healthy aging, today announced that the clinical study entitled "Topical PRK-124 (0.125%) Lotion for Improving the Signs and Symptoms of Rosacea," has been published in the May issue of Journal of Drugs in Dermatology, a peer-reviewed dermatologic publication.

"We are extremely pleased that the University of California, Irvine, study has been published in the Journal of Drugs in Dermatology," stated Frank Massino, Chairman and Chief Executive Officer of Senetek PLC. "As one of the most highly-respected and well-read publications in the dermatologic field, there is no better means to substantiate and communicate this scientific advancement to physicians interested in rosacea."

The 12-week, open-label study concludes that Pyratine XR(TM) (0.125% furfuryl tetrahydropyranyladenine) improved skin barrier function and the appearance of erythema (redness) and lesions (pustules and papules) associated with mild-to-moderate rosacea during 12 weeks of treatment.

According to study data, Pyratine XR(TM) produced a progressive decrease in the symptoms associated with rosacea, with an overall clinical improvement in 80% of subjects, including reduction of redness and lesions. Transepidermal water loss measurements showed a 22% decrease, which supports an improvement in skin barrier function, with a 41% mean improvement in skin dryness as early as week four. All subject self-assessments showed good tolerability and cosmetic acceptability.

"Current treatments for rosacea, like oral and topical antibiotics, possess long-term tolerability and other health concerns that affect the more than 14 million Americans suffering from rosacea," said Dr. Arisa Ortiz, clinical research fellow and investigator on the Pyratine XR clinical research trial. "The study data is promising for rosacea sufferers and suggests that Pyratine XR can improve rosacea symptoms without adverse effects. The findings definitely warrant further research."

To read the article in full, please visit or

About Senetek PLC

Senetek PLC (OTCBB:SNKTY) is a life sciences company engaged in the development of breakthrough technologies that target the science of healthy aging. The company's extensive research collaborations have resulted in a strong pipeline of patented compounds and products with broad therapeutic applications and a leading presence in dermatology. Senetek collaborates with established specialty pharmaceutical companies in the final development and marketing of its proprietary products, most recently resulting in the development of kinetin, the best-selling anti-aging product sold in the North American physician market. For more information, visit the company's website at

Copyright©2009 PR Newswire.
All rights reserved

Related medicine technology :

1. Lupus Under the Spotlight: U.S. Congress Shows Support for Womens Health Issues
2. WBAL Radio Segment With Dr. Leigh Vinocur Addresses Hope for the Rosacea Sufferer
3. Study Finds Family History, Higher Incidence of Sunburns Associated With Rosacea
4. Hope for 14 Million Rosacea Sufferers: Pyratine-XR(TM) Study to be Presented at South Beach Symposium
5. Senetek PLC Announces Positive Results from Pyratine-6(TM) Clinical Trial in Patients with Acne Rosacea
6. Clinically Proven Treatment Offers Help to Rosacea Sufferers
7. Cutanea Announces Promising Phase II Results in Rosacea with Omiganan
8. Prostate Cancer Immunotherapy Significantly Prolongs Survival in Men With Advanced Prostate Cancer
9. Data Presented at AUA Demonstrate PROVENGE Significantly Prolongs Survival for Men With Advanced Prostate Cancer in Pivotal Phase 3 IMPACT Study
10. Phase 3 Trial of Nexavar in Chemotherapy-Naive Patients with Advanced Melanoma Does Not Meet Primary Endpoint
11. Roche and Pharmasset Initiate Phase IIb Clinical Trial of R7128, Most Advanced Nucleoside Polymerase Inhibitor in Development for Chronic Hepatitis C
Post Your Comments:
(Date:11/29/2015)... 2015 CIVCO Medical Solutions will demonstrate ... Radiological Society of North America ... November 29 – December 4, 2015. The ... customers unrivaled versatility, enhanced user experience and deliver ... --> --> ...
(Date:11/27/2015)... Niederlande, November 27, 2015 ... bei fortgeschrittenem Krebs.   --> Ein ... fortgeschrittenem Krebs.   --> Ein ... fortgeschrittenem Krebs.   Clinical Cancer Research ... Clinical Cancer Research vom 6. November ...
(Date:11/26/2015)... India , November 27, ... --> --> ... personal emergency response system (PERS) ... steadily for 5 years with ... region expected to see a ...
Breaking Medicine Technology:
(Date:11/28/2015)... ... 28, 2015 , ... StatRad , a leading provider ... and Claude Hooton to its board of directors. The announcement comes as the ... Annual Meeting and continues to strategically transform its focus from being a teleradiology ...
(Date:11/27/2015)... (PRWEB) , ... November 28, 2015 , ... There is ... we outperform our billings from last year? , This question has not been an ... are coming to the retirement age and the younger workforce don’t share the same ...
(Date:11/27/2015)... ... ... A team of Swiss doctors has released a report on mesothelioma relapse ... the findings on the website. Click here to read the details now. ... who were treated with chemotherapy followed by EPP surgery. Among the 106 patients who ...
(Date:11/27/2015)... ... 2015 , ... ProSidebar: Fashion is a set of 30 kinetic ... Fasion, video editors can easily add an informative sidebar to any FCPX production. ... presets featuring self-animating drop zones, lines, bars, and text with the ease of FCPX's ...
(Date:11/27/2015)... ... November 27, 2015 , ... The moment ... itself for not only fulfilling the needs of advisers and clients but going ... price and providing top-tier customer service. However, there's always room for improvement, which ...
Breaking Medicine News(10 mins):