Isotechnika Inc. To Announce Initial Data From Phase IIb Kidney Transplant Trial
EDMONTON, Nov. 15 /PRNewswire-FirstCall/ - Isotechnika Inc. will announce initial data from its Phase IIb kidney transplant trial for the Company's lead immunosuppressive drug, ISA247 on Thursday, November 16th at 8:00 a.m. ET/6:00 a.m. MT. Dr. Randall Yatscoff, Isotechnika's President & CEO, will present the initial data via web cast commencing at 9:00 a.m. ET/7:00 a.m. MT.
In addition, the Phase IIb kidney transplant data will be presented in the form of a poster at the American Society of Nephrology Conference in San Diego on Thursday, November 16th. The poster entitled "ISA247: A Novel Calcineurin Inhibitor (CNI) A Promising Safety Profile With Enhanced Efficacy" will be presented by Dr. Robert Gaston, one of the principal investigators involved in the Phase IIb trial.
All interested parties may access the web cast through the home page of the Company's corporate web site at www.isotechnika.com. Interested parties will also be able to access a copy of the scientific poster in the Investor Relations section of the web site.
Isotechnika Inc. is an international biopharmaceutical company headquartered in Edmonton, Alberta, Canada. Drawing upon its expertise in medicinal chemistry and immunology, the Company is focused on the discovery and development of novel immunosuppressive therapeutics that are safer than currently available treatments. Its entrepreneurial management and world-class team of scientists are building a pipeline of immunosuppressive drug candidates for treatment of autoimmune diseases and for use in the prevention of organ rejection in transplantation. Isotechnika looks to become the leader in development of immunosuppressant therapies.
Isotechnika's lead compound, ISA247 has successfully completed a Canadian Phase III human clinical trial for the treatment of moderate to severe psoriasis. ISA247 is currently being investigated in a North American Phase IIb human clinical trial for the prevention of kidney graft rejection. The Company also has an additional immunosuppressive compound in its drug pipeline, TAFA93 which successfully completed Phase I clinical trials.
Isotechnika Inc. is a publicly traded company on the Toronto Stock Exchange under the symbol ISA. More information on Isotechnika can be found at www.isotechnika.com.
Isotechnika Inc. signed a collaboration agreement with Hoffman La Roche on April 9, 2002, which licensed the worldwide rights to develop and commercialize ISA247 for all transplant indications.
On September 30, 2005, Isotechnika Inc. entered into an exclusive worldwide licensing agreement with Atrium Medical Corporation for the use of ISA247 and TAFA93 specifically with drug eluting devices for the non-systemic treatment of vascular, cardiovascular, target vessel and tissue disorders.
Isotechnika Inc. and Cellgate Inc. signed an option agreement on April 25, 2006, granting Isotechnika the option to obtain an exclusive license to develop and commercialize conjugates consisting of Cellgate's patented transporter technology for the topical delivery of ISA247 in patients suffering from mild to moderate psoriasis.
On May 25, 2006, Isotechnika Inc. signed an agreement with Lux Biosciences, Inc. of Jersey City, New Jersey granting Lux Biosciences worldwide rights to develop and commercialize Isotechnika's lead drug, ISA247 for the treatment and prophylaxis of all ophthalmic diseases.
This press release may contain forward-looking statements. Forward looking statements, including the Company's belief as to the potential of its products, the Company's expectations regarding the issuance of additional patents and the Company's ability to protect its intellectual property, involve known and unknown risks and uncertainties, which could cause the Company's actual results to differ materially from those in the forward looking statements. Such risks and uncertainties include, among others, the availability of funds and resources to pursue research and development projects, the ability to economically manufacture its products, the potential of its products, the success and timely completion of clinical studies and trials, the Company's ability to successfully commercialize its products, the ability of the Company to defend its patents from infringement by third parties, and the risk that the Company's patents may be subsequently shown to be invalid or infringe the patents of others. Investors should consult the Company's quarterly and annual filings with the Canadian commissions for additional information on risks and uncertainties relating to the forward- looking statements. Investors are cautioned against placing undue reliance on forward-looking statements.Isotechnika Inc.
CONTACT: Stephanie Gillis-Paulgaard, Director, Corporate Communications,Isotechnika Inc., Phone: (780) 909-4661, Fax: (780) 484-4105, E-mail:firstname.lastname@example.org