Hutchison China MediTech (Chi-Med) Announces Positive Phase II Proof-of-Concept Data for HMPL-004 in Ulcerative Colitis  
7/2/2007 5:42:21 PM

LONDON, 2 July 2007 - Chi-Med, the Hutchison Whampoa backed pharmaceutical and healthcare Group, today announces positive results for its Phase II proof-of-concept study for HMPL-004 in mild-to-moderate Ulcerative Colitis, a form of inflammatory bowel disease. The trial met its objective in that HMPL-004 was well tolerated and showed an equivalent drop in clinical symptom score to the comparator drug, Mesalazine, the current first-line standard of care in mild-to-moderate Ulcerative Colitis.