BioCorRx Business Update for the First Quarter of 2022
ANAHEIM, CA, May 17, 2022 (GLOBE NEWSWIRE) -- via NewMediaWire – BioCorRx Inc. (OTCQB: BICX) (the “Company”), a developer and provider of innovative treatment programs for substance abuse and related disorders, today provided a business update for the first quarter ended March 31, 2022 and reported on recent corporate developments.
Lourdes Felix, CEO, CFO and Director of BioCorRx Inc., commented, “We are pleased to report progress on our upcoming first-in-human clinical trial of BICX104, an implantable biodegradable naltrexone pellet for the treatment of opioid use disorder (OUD), which is being developed under BioCorRx Pharmaceuticals, Inc., the Company’s controlled R&D subsidiary.”
“Last month, we announced that we have begun the recruiting and enrollment process for the clinical trial. This was a major milestone as it marks the next phase of development for BICX104. The BICX104 clinical study is a Phase 1, open-label, single-center study in two parallel groups of randomized healthy volunteers to evaluate the pharmacokinetics and safety of BICX104 implantable subcutaneous naltrexone pellets and the marketed once a month intramuscular depot naltrexone injection. We are in the recruiting phase and look forward to providing progress updates as they become available.”
“Additionally, we saw an increase in revenue in the first quarter of 2022 due to the increased number of patients treated at licensed clinics. Furthermore, we were pleased to see that membership/program fees also increased for the first quarter of 2022 due to more customers signing up for our UnCraveRx™ Weight Loss Management Program.
At the same time, we continue to carefully manage expenses and reduced operating expenses by nearly 30%.”
BICX104 is being developed in collaboration with the National Institute on Drug Abuse (NIDA), part of the National Institutes of Health (NIH), under RFA DA-19-002,
“Development of Medications to Prevent and Treat Opioid Use Disorders and Overdose (UG3/UH3) (Clinical Trial Optional).” The Company has an active Investigational New Drug (IND) status, and the FDA has deemed the 505(b)(2) abbreviated pathway acceptable, as well the opportunity to seek eventual dual indication on the product for OUD and Alcohol Use Disorder (AUD).
A copy of the Company’s annual report on Form 10-Q for the first quarter ended March 31, 2022 has been filed with the Securities and Exchange Commission and posted on the Company’s website at https://ir.biocorrx.com/.
BioCorRx Inc. (OTCQB: BICX) is an addiction treatment solutions company offering a unique approach to the treatment of substance use and other related disorders. Beat Addiction Recovery is a substance use disorder recovery program that typically includes BioCorRx's proprietary Cognitive Behavioral Therapy (CBT) modules along with peer support via mobile app along with medication prescribed by an independent treating physician under their discretion. The UnCraveRx® Weight Loss Program is also a medication assisted weight loss program that includes access to concierge on-demand wellness specialists: nutritionists, fitness experts and personal support from behavioral experts; please visit www.uncraverx.com for more information on UnCraveRx®. The Company also controls BioCorRx Pharmaceuticals, a clinical stage drug development subsidiary currently seeking FDA approval for BICX104, an implantable naltrexone pellet for treatment of alcohol and opioid use disorders. For more information on BICX and its subsidiary pipeline, please visit www.BioCorRx.com.
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