Timber Pharmaceuticals Announces Last Patient Last Visit in Phase 2b CONTROL Study Evaluating TMB-001 in Moderate to Severe Congenital Ichthyosis
- Topline results expected to be announced in the fourth quarter of 2021 -
- Company preparing for an End-of-Phase 2 meeting with the FDA -
Basking Ridge, N.J. - ( NewMediaWire ) - August 24, 2021 - Timber Pharmaceuticals, Inc. (“Timber” or the “Company”) (NYSE American: TMBR), a biopharmaceutical company focused on the development and commercialization of treatments for rare and orphan dermatologic diseases, today announced that the last patient completed their last visit in the Phase 2b CONTROL study evaluating TMB-001, a topical isotretinoin formulated using Timber’s patented IPEG(TM) delivery system, in patients with moderate to severe subtypes of congenital ichthyosis (CI). The IPEG delivery system was designed to maximize isotretinoin delivery into pathologic skin layers, while minimizing systemic absorption.
“It is important to thank the clinicians and patients who have participated in the CONTROL study and allowed us to make such rapid progress to the completion of the last patient visit,” said Alan Mendelsohn, M.D., Chief Medical Officer of Timber. “With this important milestone we are now one step closer to reporting topline data from the study and moving forward with Phase 3 trial planning.”
CI is a group of rare, genetic keratinization disorders that lead to dry, thickened, and scaling skin. People living with CI may have limited range of motion, chronic itching, an inability to sweat, high risk of secondary infections, and impaired eyesight or hearing. The management of CI is a life-long endeavor, which remains largely symptomatic and commonly focused on reducing scaling and/or skin lubrication with both systemic and topical treatments.
In 2018, the U.S. Food & Drug Administration (FDA) awarded TMB-001 a $1.5 million grant to support Phase 2a and Phase 2b clinical trials through its Orphan Products Clinical Trials Grant program. The randomized, parallel, double-blind, vehicle-controlled Phase 2b CONTROL study randomized 34 patients aged nine years old and older. Timber expects to report topline data in the fourth quarter of 2021 and is planning for an end-of-Phase 2 meeting with the FDA by the end of the year.
About Timber Pharmaceuticals, Inc.
Timber Pharmaceuticals, Inc. is a biopharmaceutical company focused on the development and commercialization of treatments for rare and orphan dermatologic diseases. The Company’s investigational therapies have proven mechanisms-of-action backed by decades of clinical experience and well-established CMC (chemistry, manufacturing and control) and safety profiles. The Company is initially focused on developing non-systemic treatments for rare dermatologic diseases including congenital ichthyosis (CI), facial angiofibromas (FAs) in tuberous sclerosis complex (TSC), and other sclerotic skin diseases. For more information, visit www.timberpharma.com.
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