ENGLEWOOD CLIFFS, NJ–(Marketwired – March 12, 2018) – Immune Pharmaceuticals, Inc.(IMNP) (“Immune” or the “Company”) a biopharmaceutical company developing novel therapeutic agents for the treatment of immunologic and inflammatory diseases, announced today the acceptance of an abstract for a poster presentation at the 2018 Pre-IID Pemphigus and Pemphigoid Symposium: “A New Era of Translation and Clinical Science,” being held May 15-16, 2018 in Orlando, FL. The poster, entitled “A Pilot Phase 2a Study of the Safety and Efficacy of Bertilimumab, an Anti-Eotaxin-1 Antibody, in Bullous Pemphigoid,” detailing interim results from the Company’s ongoing phase 2a trial, will be available for viewing during the poster sessions.
In addition, results of the study will be presented by Neil Korman, MD, PhD, Director Clinical Trials Unit and the Murdough Family Center for Psoriasis, University Hospitals Cleveland Medical Center, and Professor of Dermatology, Case Western Reserve University School of Medicine, in an oral presentation entitled “Targeting eosinophils in bullous pemphigoid,” on Tuesday, May 15, at 2:45 p.m. ET. Dr. Korman is a member of the Company’s Scientific Advisory Board.
Tony Fiorino, MD, PhD, Immune’s Chief Medical and Operating Officer, noted, “We are gratified to have the opportunity to present these results in a forum devoted exclusively to the care of patients with autoimmune blistering diseases, following the well-received late-breaker presentation at the American Academy of Dermatology Annual Meeting last month. We expect to conclude enrollment of this study in the near future, allowing us to proceed with our plans for an end of phase 2 meeting with the FDA.”
About Immune Pharmaceuticals, Inc.
Immune Pharmaceuticals Inc. is a biopharmaceutical company developing novel therapeutic agents for the treatment of immunologic and inflammatory diseases. Immune’s lead program, bertilimumab, is a first-in-class, fully human monoclonal antibody that targets and lowers levels of eotaxin-1, a chemokine that plays a role in immune responses and attracts eosinophils to the site of inflammation. By neutralizing eotaxin-1, bertilimumab may prevent the migration of eosinophils and other cells, thus helping to relieve associated inflammatory conditions. Currently, Immune is conducting two phase 2 clinical trials to test bertilimumab in patients suffering from bullous pemphigoid and ulcerative colitis, respectively. Bertilimumab may have application in other diseases, including atopic dermatitis, immune and inflammatory hepatitis, and asthma.
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