Nanoform Finland Plc
January 22nd, 2021 at 08.10 a.m. Finnish time
Nanoform’s Clinical Study Indicates Positive Interim Results
Helsinki, Finland – Nanoform Finland Plc (“Nanoform”), an innovative nanoparticle medicine enabling company, today announced positive interim results from its clinical study. The faster absorption data implies that small particles can indeed be powerful.
Nanoform has received interim study results related to its Phase 1, Single-Centre, Part Crossover, Open-Label, Partially-Randomised Study Designed to Evaluate the Pharmacokinetic (PK) Profile of Piroxicam following Administration of Nanoformed Oral Immediate Release (IR) Piroxicam Tablet and an IR Reference Product in Healthy Subjects (UNICORN). These interim results are based on the first cohort of twelve healthy volunteers dosed in December 2020 at Quotient Sciences’ facilities in Nottingham, UK. Final results of the study are expected before the end of Q2 2021, as previously announced.
This first set of human data supports Nanoform’s value proposition that nanoparticles can enable faster dissolution rate, more rapid absorption, improve drug delivery performance, and ultimately generate patient benefit.
The interim results obtained from the ongoing clinical trial, suggest that a 20 mg nanoformed oral piroxicam tablet achieved significantly faster absorption when compared to a 20 mg reference oral piroxicam tablet (Felden®) from the originator Pfizer. The time of maximum plasma concentration (Tmax) was obtained earlier than with the reference product. These interim results support the further development of fast-acting forms of poorly soluble drugs by using the CESS® nanoforming technology.
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Nanoform is an innovative nanoparticle medicine enabling company. Nanoform works together with pharma and biotech partners globally to provide hope for patients in developing new and improved medicines utilizing Nanoform’s platform technologies. The Company focuses on reducing attrition in clinical trials and on enhancing drug molecules’ formulation performance through its nanoforming services. Nanoform’s capabilities span the small to large molecule development space and the company focuses on solving key issues in drug solubility and bioavailability and on enabling novel drug delivery applications. Nanoform’s shares are listed on the Premier-segment of Nasdaq First North Growth Market in Helsinki (ticker: NANOFH) and Stockholm (ticker: NANOFS). Certified Adviser: Danske Bank A/S, Finland Branch, +358 40 562 1806. For more information please visit http://www.nanoform.com
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