Hoth Therapeutics Announces Positive Final Results from 14-day Phase 1b Clinical Trial of BioLexa


78% of patients reported that their overall health had improved since starting BioLexa as compared to 22% stating that there was no change in their health, or their health was worse.

DLQI found that BioLexa use led to a 46% improvement in patient quality of life whereas placebo had no effect.

NEW YORK, Sept. 6, 2023 /PRNewswire/ --Hoth Therapeutics Inc. (NASDAQ: HOTH), a patient-focused biopharmaceutical company, today announced that it has completed its analysis of the data from its Phase 1b clinical trial of BioLexa as a therapeutic for atopic dermatitis. Patients were randomized into 3 blinded treatments of the BioLexa lotion, gentamicin lotion, or placebo over a 14-day treatment period. Patients eligible to be enrolled in this trial had mild to moderate disease.

Treatment with BioLexa over the 14-day treatment period led to a 35% improvement in SCORAD ("SCORing Atopic Dermatitis") measurement and a 60% improvement in EASI (Eczema Area and Severity Index) measurement of atopic skin disease, whereas gentamicin lotion and placebo had no effect.

In addition, patient-reported DLQI (Dermatology Life Quality Index questionnaire) found that BioLexa use led to a 46% improvement in patient quality of life, whereas gentamicin lotion and placebo had no effect.

Finally, when asked about their general impression of care since starting the study, 78% of patients reported that their overall health had improved since starting BioLexa, as compared to 22% stating that there was no change in their health, or their health was worse. Of the 78% of patients that reported an improvement in health, 42% of them said that their health was "much improved" or "very much improved". We feel these early data results strongly support further investigation of BioLexa as a steroid sparing therapeutic for atopic dermatitis.

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 is a clinical-stage biopharmaceutical company dedicated to develop innovative, impactful, and ground-breaking treatments with a goal to improve patient quality of life. We are a catalyst in early-stage pharmaceutical research and development, elevating drugs from the bench to pre-clinical and clinical testing. Utilizing a patient-centric approach, we collaborate and partner with a team of scientists, clinicians, and key opinion leaders to seek out and investigate therapeutics that hold immense potential to create breakthroughs and diversify treatment options. To learn more, please visit .

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