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Zynerba Pharmaceuticals Presents Long-Term Safety and Efficacy Data of Zygel™ in Children and Adolescents with Fragile X Syndrome (FXS) at the 2022 Society of Biological Psychiatry Annual Meeting
DEVON, Pa., May 02, 2022 (GLOBE NEWSWIRE) -- Zynerba Pharmaceuticals, Inc. (Nasdaq: ZYNE), the leader in innovative pharmaceutically-produced transdermal cannabinoid therapies for rare and near-rare neuropsychiatric disorders, presented a poster at the 2022 Society of Biological Psychiatry (SOBP) Annual Meeting, held April 28-30, 2022, in New Orleans, La., and virtually. A copy of the poster is available on the Zynerba corporate website at http://zynerba.com/publications/.
The poster titled, “Long-Term Safety and Sustained Efficacy of ZYN002 Cannabidiol Transdermal Gel in Children and Adolescents with Fragile X Syndrome (ZYN2-CL-017),” shows that in the ongoing long-term safety and efficacy study of Zygel in children and adolescents with FXS, Zygel was well-tolerated with long-term administration with up to 38 months of exposure. The efficacy data were evaluated through 15 months of treatment demonstrating meaningful improvement in social avoidance; with the greatest improvement being seen in patients with complete methylation of their FMR1 gene.
“The data from our long-term open-label study in patients with Fragile X syndrome continue to demonstrate that Zygel has the potential to meaningfully improve the behavioral symptoms of the most impacted individuals in this vulnerable population of children and adolescents,” said Armando Anido, Chairman and Chief Executive Officer of Zynerba. “We are committed to bringing this promising therapy to patients and their families within the Fragile X community.”
Zygel is the first and only pharmaceutically-manufactured cannabidiol formulated as a patent-protected permeation-enhanced clear gel, designed to provide controlled drug delivery into the bloodstream transdermally (i.e. through the skin). Recent studies suggest that cannabidiol may modulate the endocannabinoid system and improve certain behavioral symptoms associated with neuropsychiatric conditions. Zygel is an investigational drug product in development for the potential treatment of behavioral symptoms associated with Fragile X syndrome (FXS), autism spectrum disorder (ASD), and 22q11.2 deletion syndrome (22q). The Company has received orphan drug designation for cannabidiol, the active ingredient in Zygel, from the FDA and the European Commission in the treatment of FXS and by the FDA for the treatment of 22q. Additionally, Zygel has been designated a Fast Track development program for treatment of behavioral symptoms of FXS.
About Zynerba Pharmaceuticals, Inc.
Zynerba Pharmaceuticals is the leader in innovative pharmaceutically-produced transdermal cannabinoid therapies for rare and near-rare neuropsychiatric disorders. We are committed to improving the lives of patients and their families living with severe, chronic health conditions including Fragile X syndrome, autism spectrum disorder, and 22q11.2 deletion syndrome. Learn more at www.zynerba.com and follow us on Twitter at @ZynerbaPharma.
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