Speakers include world-renowned physicians
Meeting to begin at 8:00 am ET; webcast will be available
DEVON, Pa., Dec. 08, 2016 (GLOBE NEWSWIRE) -- Zynerba Pharmaceuticals, Inc. (NASDAQ:ZYNE), a clinical-stage specialty pharmaceutical company dedicated to the development of innovative transdermal synthetic cannabinoid treatments, today announced that the Company will host its first Clinical Research Day on December 15, 2016, from 8:00 am to 10:30 am ET in New York City. The focus for the meeting will be the potential role that ZYN002 CBD gel may play in providing relief for patients with debilitating conditions including epilepsy, osteoarthritis and Fragile X syndrome.
In addition to members of Zynerba’s executive management team, the following key opinion leaders will participate in the Clinical Research Day:
- Jacqueline A. French, MD, Director of Clinical Trials, NYU Langone Medical Center, Comprehensive Epilepsy Center will discuss epilepsy
- Daniel J. Clauw, MD, Director, Chronic Pain and Fatigue Research Center, University of Michigan Health System will present information on osteoarthritis
- Steven Siegel, MD, PhD, Chair, Department of Psychiatry and Behavioral Sciences, Keck School of Medicine, University of Southern California will discuss Fragile X syndrome
Marcel Bonn-Miller, PhD, who will join Zynerba as Director of Cannabinoid Research effective December 12th, will provide an overview of the pharmacology of cannabinoids. Dr. Bonn-Miller is an Adjunct Assistant Professor in the Department of Psychiatry at the University of Pennsylvania Perelman School of Medicine. He is a former Research Health Science Specialist at the Center of Excellence in Substance Abuse Treatment and Education at the Philadelphia Veterans Affairs Medical Center in Philadelphia, PA, as well as at the National Center for PTSD, Dissemination and Training Division, and Center for Innovation to Implementation at the Veterans Affairs Palo Alto Health Care System in Menlo Park, CA. He is also the former Executive Director at the Institute for Research on Cannabinoids (IROC) in Colorado Springs, CO.
If you would like to attend the Clinical Research Day or have any inquiries, please contact Janet Cushey, Argot Partners, at 212-600-1902, or firstname.lastname@example.org.
To listen to a live webcast of the Clinical Research Day, please visit the Investor Relations section of Zynerba’s website at www.zynerba.com. A replay of the webcast will be available for 90 days following the conclusion of the event.
About Zynerba Pharmaceuticals, Inc.
Zynerba Pharmaceuticals (NASDAQ:ZYNE) is a clinical-stage specialty pharmaceutical company focused on developing and commercializing proprietary next-generation synthetic cannabinoid therapeutics formulated for transdermal delivery. Zynerba is developing therapeutic candidates based on proprietary transdermal technologies that, if successfully developed, may allow sustained, consistent and controlled delivery of therapeutic levels of two cannabinoids: cannabidiol (CBD), a non-psychoactive cannabinoid, and tetrahydrocannabinol (THC). Transdermal delivery has the potential to reduce adverse effects associated with oral dosing. ZYN002, the Company’s CBD gel, is the first and only synthetic CBD formulated as a patent protected permeation-enhanced gel. In June 2016, the company initiated the Phase 2 STAR1 (Synthetic Transdermal Cannabidiol for the Treatment of Epilepsy) clinical trial of ZYN002 CBD gel in adult refractory epilepsy patients with focal seizures and has also launched the STAR2 open-label extension trial which allows patients who complete STAR1 to receive treatment with ZYN002 gel for up to 52 weeks. In August 2016, the Phase 2 STOP (Synthetic Transdermal Cannabidiol for the Treatment of Knee Pain due to Osteoarthritis) clinical trial in patients with knee pain due to OA was initiated. A Phase 2 clinical trial in Fragile X syndrome (FXS) is expected to initiate in the second half of 2016. Zynerba is also developing ZYN001, which utilizes a synthetically manufactured pro-drug of THC. A Phase 1 clinical trial for ZYN001 is planned to begin in the first half of 2017. Learn more at www.zynerba.com and follow the Company on Twitter at @ZynerbaPharma.
Cautionary Note on Forward-Looking Statements
This press release contains forward-looking statements within the meaning of The Private Securities Litigation Reform Act of 1995. We may, in some cases, use terms such as “predicts,” “believes,” “potential,” “proposed,” “continue,” “estimates,” “anticipates,” “expects,” “plans,” “intends,” “may,” “could,” “might,” “will,” “should” or other words that convey uncertainty of future events or outcomes to identify these forward-looking statements. Such statements are subject to numerous important factors, risks and uncertainties that may cause actual events or results to differ materially from the Company’s current expectations. For example, there can be no guarantee that the Company will obtain approval for ZYN002 or ZYN001 from the U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA) or foreign regulatory authorities; even if ZYN002 or ZYN001 are approved, the Company may not be able to obtain the label claims that it is seeking from the FDA. Management’s expectations and, therefore, any forward-looking statements in this press release could also be affected by risks and uncertainties relating to a number of other factors, including the following: the success, cost and timing of the Company’s product development activities, studies and clinical trials; the success of competing products that are or become available; the Company’s ability to commercialize its product candidates; the size and growth potential of the markets for the Company’s product candidates, and the Company’s ability to service those markets; the Company’s ability to develop sales and marketing capabilities, whether alone or with potential future collaborators; the rate and degree of market acceptance of the Company’s product candidates; and the Company’s expectations regarding its ability to obtain and adequately maintain sufficient intellectual property protection for its product candidates. These and other risks are described in the Company’s periodic reports, including the annual report on Form 10K, quarterly reports on Form 10Q and current reports on Form 8-K, filed with or furnished to the Securities and Exchange Commission and available at www.sec.gov. Any forward-looking statements that the Company makes in this press release speak only as of the date of this press release. The Company assumes no obligation to update forward-looking statements whether as a result of new information, future events or otherwise, after the date of this press release.
Jim Fickenscher, CFO and VP Corporate Development
Kimberly MinarovichArgot Partners
Eliza SchleifsteinArgot Partners
Zynerba Pharmaceuticals, Inc.