Neothetics Announces Last Subject Enrolled in Phase 2 Proof of Concept Trial for LIPO-202 for the Reduction of Submental Subcutaneous Fat

SAN DIEGO, CA, USA I March 20, 2017 I Neothetics, Inc. (NEOT), a clinical-stage specialty pharmaceutical company developing therapeutics for the aesthetic market today announced completion of subject enrollment for its Phase 2 proof of concept trial, LIPO-202-CL-31, for the reduction of submental subcutaneous fat.  

“We are excited to announce the conclusion of enrollment in our first trial with LIPO-202 for the reduction of submental fat. We are encouraged by the strong investigator interest and rapid subject enrollment,” said Kim Kamdar Ph.D., a member of Neothetics’ Operating Committee and Board of Directors. “This is a robust clinical trial design based on both our significant experience with LIPO-202 and extensive feedback from key opinion leaders and investigators on submental fat reduction.”

LIPO-202-CL-31 is a multi-center, randomized, double-blind, placebo-controlled Phase 2 proof of concept trial to evaluate the safety and efficacy of two doses of LIPO-202 versus placebo for the reduction of submental bulging due to subcutaneous fat.  The trial has enrolled approximately 150 subjects at 12 sites across the United States.  Subjects will be randomized 1:1:1 and receive up to either 0.3 mcg, or 3.0 mcg dose of LIPO-202, or placebo.  Subjects will receive up to 30 subcutaneous injections of LIPO-202 or placebo once a week for eight weeks and follow up visits to assess safety and efficacy will occur one week and four weeks post the last treatment. 

The study endpoints include both safety and efficacy measurements.  Efficacy measures will assess improvement in the subject’s submental region as evaluated by both the patient and clinician, covering overall subject satisfaction and evaluation of submental fat thickness by calipers.   

The Company expects to report top-line data in June 2017.

About LIPO-202

LIPO-202 is a proprietary, first-in-class injectable formulation of the well-known long-acting ß2-adrenergic receptor agonist, salmeterol xinafoate, which is an active ingredient of FDA-approved inhaled products such as SEREVENT DISKUS, ADVAIR HFA and ADVAIR DISKUS. Our studies suggest that salmeterol xinafoate activates ß2 -adrenergic receptors on fat cells, triggering the body’s natural process of metabolizing stored triglycerides (fat) resulting in a reduction in size and volume of the fat cells in the treatment area without damage of nearby tissues. LIPO-202 has an extremely favorable safety profile, with little to no adverse post treatment effects.  LIPO-202 is being evaluated for the reduction of submental fat commonly referred to as a double-chin.

About Neothetics, Inc.

Neothetics, LIPO-202, LIPO-102 and the Neothetics logo are trademarks or registered trademarks of Neothetics, Inc. Other names and brands may be claimed as the property of others." data-reactid="13">Neothetics is a San Diego based clinical-stage specialty pharmaceutical company developing therapeutics for the aesthetic market. Our initial focus is on localized fat reduction and body contouring. Our lead product candidate, LIPO-202, is a first-in-class injectable formulation of the long-acting ß2-adrenergic receptor agonist, salmeterol xinafoate, which is an active ingredient in the U.S. Food and Drug Administration, or FDA, approved inhaled products SEREVENT DISKUS, ADVAIR HFA and ADVAIR DISKUS. For more information on Neothetics, please visit www.neothetics.com. Neothetics, LIPO-202, LIPO-102 and the Neothetics logo are trademarks or registered trademarks of Neothetics, Inc. Other names and brands may be claimed as the property of others.

SOURCE: Neothetics

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