iCo Therapeutics Inc. Announces Oral Amphotericin B (iCo-019) Results to be Presented at Prestigious American Pharmaceutical Sciences Meeting and Discussion Updates
Vancouver, British Columbia--(Newsfile Corp. - June 22, 2020) - iCo Therapeutics Inc. (TSXV: ICO) (OTCQB: ICOTF) ("iCo" or the "Company") and its subsidiary, iCo Therapeutics Australia Pty Ltd., announced today that the American Association of Pharmaceutical Scientists ("AAPS") has accepted two presentations regarding iCo's Oral Amphotericin B technology (iCo-019) for the AAPS 2020 PharmSci 360 Meeting to be held October 26-November 5, 2020 (the "PharmSci 360 Meeting").
AAPS is the preeminent global scientific organization of more than 10,000 actively participating pharmaceutical scientists from industry, academia, government, and other related research institutes. The mission of AAPS is to advance the capacity of pharmaceutical scientists to develop medicines that improve health.
The full PharmSci 360 Meeting program - including posters - will be available online over a two-week period. The virtual program is tentatively scheduled to include an in-person component held in New Orleans, Louisiana, USA October 26-28, 2020.
Dr. Kishor M. Wasan, Director of Research at iCo Therapeutics Inc. and Adjunct Professor and Distinguished University Scholar in the Faculty of Pharmaceutical Sciences at the University of British Columbia, stated "We are very pleased to be selected to present our research at this prestigious event and discuss our technology with so many in the pharmaceutical science community." Dr. Wasan, along with co-authors Drs. Peter Hnik and Ellen Wasan, will present the following two poster presentations:
Phase Ia and Ib Double-Blind Randomized Clinical Study to Evaluate the Safety, Tolerability and Pharmacokinetics of a Novel Oral Amphotericin B Formulation (ICO-019) in Healthy Human Subjects
Assessing the Pharmacokinetics and Biodistribution of Amphotericin B following Oral Administration of Three Novel Oral Amphotericin B Formulations to Beagle Dogs.
In addition, Dr. Wasan will be leading an AAPS sponsored webinar in late September 2020 highlighting the accomplishments of the oral amphotericin B program to date. More information about this webinar will be distributed by AAPS shortly.
"Despite the current COVID-19 pandemic there continues to be a great deal of interest in iCo-019 for the treatment of fungal and parasitic infections. We have had a number of positive discussions with potential partners to help further the clinical development of iCo-019", noted Dr. Wasan.
"In addition to recent activities involving publications and presentations of data from previous trials, iCo is actively preparing for the Phase 2 clinical study in vulvovaginal candidiasis (VVC). The Covid-19 pandemic has generally affected clinical trials world-wide and the initiation of any trial will depend on the Covid-19 situation" stated Dr. Peter Hnik, iCo's Chief Medical Officer
About iCo Therapeutics
iCo Therapeutics identifies existing development stage assets for use in underserved ocular and infectious diseases. Such assets may exhibit utility in non-ophthalmic conditions outside the Company's core focus areas and if so, the Company will seek to capture further value via partnerships. iCo shares trade on the TSX Venture Exchange under the symbol "ICO" and on the OTCQB under the symbol "ICOTF".
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