Hoth Therapeutics Initiates Confirmatory Study for Lupus Treatment
New York, NY – November. 6, 2019 – Hoth Therapeutics, Inc. (NASDAQ: HOTH) (“HOTH” or the “Company”), a biopharmaceutical company focused on unique targeted therapeutics for patients suffering from indications such as atopic dermatitis–also known as eczema–as well as dermatological and chronic wound disorders, today announced initiating a Phase 1 confirmatory study, related to their proprietary AEA-loaded Z-pods™ in the treatment of Cutaneous Lupus Erythematosus [CLE], a chronic autoimmune disease that affects the skin.
The study is being conducted in partnership with Zylö Therapeutics to confirm that topical administration of Hoth’s AEA-loaded Z-pods™ inhibits the development of CLE lesions in a well-established animal model of lupus. Test protocol requires weekly scoring and a treatment period of 10 weeks after the initial lesions are recorded. The trials are piloted by Jackson Laboratory, an independent, nonprofit biomedical research institution.
“Commencing this confirmation study is an important step toward underlining the transformative potential of AEA-loaded Z-pods™ in patients suffering from Cutaneous Lupus Erythematosus,” stated Mr. Robb Knie, CEO of Hoth Therapeutics, Inc. “We are pleased with the progress we have made in the development of our lupus treatment since announcing our strategy earlier this year with our partner Zylö Therapeutics. Management looks forward to reporting key findings with the completion of this study, which we expect will provide a critical point of validation for our proprietary topical solution.”
Hoth owns an exclusive license to develop Anandamide-loaded Z-pods™ for the treatment of CLE in North America. Anandamide, generally referred to as AEA, is one of the cannabinoids that the human body makes naturally. The Company also possesses rights related to geographic expansion and to follow-on indications such as psoriasis and rheumatoid arthritis.
About Hoth Therapeutics, Inc.
Hoth Therapeutics, Inc., a Nevada corporation, is a biopharmaceutical company focused on unique targeted therapeutics for patients suffering from indications such as atopic dermatitis, also known as eczema. Hoth has exclusive worldwide rights to the BioLexa Platform.
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