Lithera Completes $20.6 Million Equity Financing
Published: Dec 19, 2012
Lithera expects to use a portion of the proceeds from the financing to conduct the RESET Trial (CL-16) -- a 500-patient, multi-center, randomized, placebo-controlled Phase 2b trial of Lithera's LIPO-202 (Salmeterol Xinafoate for Injection). This trial will measure the effects of three doses of LIPO-202 on abdominal bulging due to excess subcutaneous fat in healthy, non-obese subjects.
"We are pleased to attract a prestigious syndicate of investors with a proven track record of investing in development companies similar to Lithera," said George W. Mahaffey, President and CEO of Lithera. "Domain and Alta have been strong supporters of Lithera and we look forward to our new partnership with RMI. We are also pleased to welcome AMOREPACIFIC and Numoda. Abdominal contouring is a rapidly growing area of aesthetic medicine and our injectable, non-ablative approach to reduce the size of subcutaneous abdominal fat deposits should be highly desirable to physicians and patients."
Lithera is a clinical stage company developing pharmaceutical and biomedical products addressing both lifestyle and medical indications in aesthetic medicine and ophthalmology. Using FDA-registered drugs approved for use in other indications, Lithera's products target and stimulate natural fat tissue metabolism to achieve non-ablative, non-surgical fat tissue reduction in specific locations. Our lead product candidate, LIPO-202 (Salmeterol Xinafoate for Injection), is a novel injectable pharmaceutical product designed to produce local, selective fat tissue reduction (pharmaceutical lipoplasty). LIPO-202 is currently under development for the aesthetic reduction of subcutaneous fat in the periumbilical area. LIPO-102 (Salmeterol Xinafoate and Fluticasone Propionate for Injection) is currently under development for the treatment of symptomatic exophthalmos (protrusion of the eye from the orbit) associated with thyroid-related eye disease (the thyroid condition is also known as Graves' Disease). Founded in 2007, the Company has assembled an exceptional team of senior executives, employees and advisors and has been financed by top-tier venture capital firms. For more information on Lithera, Inc., please visit www.lithera.com.
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