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NEW YORK, Sept. 21, 2021 /PRNewswire/ -- Hoth Therapeutics, Inc. (NASDAQ: HOTH), a patient-focused biopharmaceutical company, announced today that a Safety Review Committee (SRC) has reviewed the safety data from the first cohort of healthy subjects and recommended that the study proceed to dosing patients with mild to moderate atopic dermatitis, also known as eczema. There were no serious adverse events and no drug-related treatment-emergent adverse events observed during the administration of BioLexa in healthy subjects. Based on the recommendations of the SRC, Hoth has submitted to the Human Research Ethics Committee (HREC) overseeing the trial to obtain official approval to proceed dosing the patient cohort. The official submission to HREC occurred on September 10, 2021.
"This second submission to HREC is a welcome next step in our continued investigation of BioLexa," stated Robb Knie, CEO of Hoth Therapeutics. "We look forward to receiving swift HREC approval to advance our trial in patients living with mild to moderate eczema."
BioLexa is a patented, proprietary antimicrobial topical formulation being developed for treatment of diseases mediated by Staphylococcal biofilms. Bacterial biofilms are specialized communities consisting of bacteria adhered to a surface (both biological and abiotic surfaces) and to other bacteria, and often with a protective extracellular matrix. Mature bacterial biofilms often result in chronic, recurrent infections that are difficult to treat due to the barrier effect of the biofilm that facilitates antibiotic resistance and avoiding immune system mechanisms. The BioLexa formulation is optimized to prevent Staphylococcal biofilm formation, keeping the bacteria in a more susceptible state to antimicrobial therapy. This novel mechanism of action has the potential to broadly treat clinical manifestations resulting from Staphylococcal biofilm formation.
About Hoth Therapeutics, Inc.
Hoth Therapeutics, Inc. is a clinical-stage biopharmaceutical company focused on developing new generation therapies for unmet medical needs. Hoth's pipeline development is focused to improve the quality of life for patients suffering from indications including atopic dermatitis, skin toxicities associated with cancer therapy, chronic wounds, psoriasis, asthma, acne, mast-cell derived cancers & anaphylaxis and pneumonia. Hoth has also entered into two different agreements to further the development of two therapeutic prospects to prevent or treat COVID-19. To learn more, please visit https://ir.hoththerapeutics.com/
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