Timber Pharmaceuticals’ Development Partner, AFT Pharmaceuticals, Enters into Licensing Agreement for Pascomer® (TMB-002) in Europe
Basking Ridge, N.J., March 17, 2021 (GLOBE NEWSWIRE) -- via NewMediaWire -- Timber Pharmaceuticals, Inc. ("Timber" or the “Company”) (NYSE American: TMBR), a biopharmaceutical company focused on the development and commercialization of treatments for rare and orphan dermatologic diseases, today announced that its development partner, AFT Pharmaceuticals Limited (“AFT”), has signed an exclusive license and supply agreement with Desitin Arzneimittel GmbH (“Desitin”) for Pascomer® (TMB-002 topical rapamycin) for the treatment of facial angiofibromas (FA) associated with Tuberous Sclerosis Complex (TSC) in Europe.
In 2019, Timber entered into a licensing and development agreement with AFT for TMB-002 in North America. Under the terms of this agreement, Timber is entitled to receive a significant percentage of the economics (royalties and milestones) in any licensing transaction that AFT executes outside of North America, Australia, New Zealand, and Southeast Asia. The current transaction with Desitin is included in the scope of this provision.
“Rapamycin is a well-known inhibitor of inflammatory signaling in TSC, but in the U.S. and Europe it is only available as an oral agent that has been associated with significant systemic toxicity,” said John Koconis, Chief Executive Officer of Timber. “We are pleased to announce this agreement for the European development of TMB-002, which we believe validates the potential for this proprietary topical formulation to overcome the limitations of oral therapy and will help thousands of people living with FAs due to TSC around the world.”
TSC is a multisystem genetic disorder resulting in the growth of hamartomas in multiple organs. There are about 40,000-50,000 people living with TSC in the U.S., and about 75 percent have FAs.
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Timber Pharmaceuticals, Inc. is a biopharmaceutical company focused on the development and commercialization of treatments for rare and orphan dermatologic diseases. The Company's investigational therapies have proven mechanisms-of-action backed by decades of clinical experience and well-established CMC (chemistry, manufacturing and control) and safety profiles. The Company is initially focused on developing non-systemic treatments for rare dermatologic diseases including congenital ichthyosis (CI), facial angiofibromas (FAs) in tuberous sclerosis complex (TSC), and scleroderma. For more information, visit www.timberpharma.com.
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