Vancouver, British Columbia--(Newsfile Corp. - June 20, 2018) - iCo Therapeutics (TSXV: ICO) (OTCQB: ICOTF) ("iCo" or "the Company"), today announced the completion of recruitment of all 32 subjects in the Company's Phase 1 Oral Amphotericin B (Oral Amp B) study.
Phase 1Oral Amp BClinical Trial
The Phase 1 Australian study is a randomized, double-masked, placebo-controlled, single dose ascending study to assess the safety, tolerability, and bioavailability of iCo-019 (Oral Amphotericin B). Subjects were randomized into one of 4 cohorts dosed sequentially at 100 mg, 200 mg, 400 mg and 800 mg. Each cohort consisted of eight (8) subjects where six (6) subjects were randomized to receive the Investigational Product (IP) and two (2) subjects were randomized to receive Placebo.
The safety profile for each subject dosed in each of the first three cohorts was reviewed by the Safety Review Committee (SRC) before proceeding to a higher dose. With the conclusion of recruitment, safety will be assessed for all subjects in addition to pharmacokinetic profiles.
Amphotericin B is an approved drug for the treatment of fungal and parasitic conditions but the current leading formulation is an intravenous infusion. iCo Therapeutics is developing a proprietary oral formulation to increase convenience and market application.
We currently expect results from the Phase 1 study in early July 2018.
On May 15, 2018 our licensee announced positive Phase 2 data for the treatment of moderate-to-extensive bullous pemphigoid. iCo Therapeutics is eligible to receive up to $32M in potential future milestone payments. For more information please refer to:
About iCo Therapeutics
iCo Therapeutics identifies existing development stage assets for use in underserved ocular and infectious diseases. Such assets may exhibit utility in non-ophthalmic conditions outside the Company's core focus areas and if so the Company will seek to capture further value via partnerships, such as its license with Immune Pharmaceuticals (NASDAQ: IMNP), which is in several Phase 2 studies involving iCo-008. iCo shares trade on the TSX Venture Exchange under the symbol "ICO" and on the OTCQB under the symbol "ICOTF".
For more information, visit the Company website at: www.icotherapeutics.com.
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Andrew Rae, CEO
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