DEVON, Pa., Nov. 28, 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 two posters relating to ZYN002, its patent-protected synthetic CBD gel, have been selected for presentation at the upcoming 70th Annual Meeting of the American Epilepsy Society, including safety, tolerability and effects on cognition and mood changes in healthy volunteers and adult epilepsy patients with focal seizures. The meeting will be held December 2 – 6, 2016, in Houston, Texas.
“We are encouraged to see that data further supporting the safety profile of ZYN002 were chosen for presentation at this year’s Annual Meeting for the American Epilepsy Society,” said Armando Anido, Chairman and Chief Executive Officer of Zynerba. “These data demonstrate that ZYN002 CDB gel is safe, well-tolerated and show no psychoactive effects across a wide range of doses. Enrollment in our STAR 1 phase 2 clinical trial for adult refractory epilepsy patients with focal seizures is continuing and we remain on track to report top line results of this trial in the first half of 2017. Earlier this month, we announced the initiation of our STAR 2 open-label extension trial which will support long-term safety and tolerability of ZYN002 CBD gel in this patient population.”
Below is a list of Zynerba’s accepted posters and their presentation times. Additional information regarding the American Epilepsy Society and presentations at its annual meeting can be found online at www.aesnet.org.
| Poster Number
||Title of Poster and Presentation Time
||Safety and tolerability of ZYN002 (synthetic cannabidiol) transdermal gel in healthy subjects: two phase 1, randomized, double-blind, placebo-controlled studies
Poster Session 2: Sunday, December 4, 2016 from 10:00 am – 4:00 pm CT
Location: Hall A3, Level 3
Presenter: Terri Sebree, Zynerba Pharmaceuticals
||Neuropsychological effects of ZYN002 (synthetic cannabidiol) transdermal gel in healthy subjects: two phase 1, randomized, double-blind, placebo-controlled studies
Poster Session 3: Monday, December 5, 2016 from 8:00 am – 2:00 pm CT
Location: Hall A3, Level 3
Presenter: Marcel Bonn-Miller, University of Pennsylvania Perelman School of Medicine
About ZYN002 CBD Gel
Zynerba’s ZYN002 CBD gel is the first and only synthetic CBD formulated as a patent-protected permeation-enhanced gel and is being studied in refractory epilepsy, Fragile X syndrome and osteoarthritis. ZYN002 is a clear, permeation-enhanced gel that is designed to provide consistent, controlled drug delivery transdermally with twice-daily dosing. Transdermal therapeutics are absorbed through the skin directly into the systemic circulation, avoiding first-pass liver metabolism and potentially enabling lower dosage levels of active pharmaceutical ingredients and rapid and reliable absorption with high bioavailability. In addition, transdermal delivery avoids the gastrointestinal tract and potential stomach acid degradation of CBD into THC (associated with psychoactive effects), as demonstrated in a Zynerba-sponsored in vitro study.
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 STAR 1 (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 STAR 2 open-label extension trial which allows patients who complete STAR 1 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.
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