CRANBURY, N.J., Aug. 4, 2016 /PRNewswire/ -- Palatin Technologies, Inc. (NYSE MKT: PTN) today announced that the last patient visits in the Company's reconnect studies, consisting of two pivotal Phase 3 clinical trials of bremelanotide for the treatment of female hypoactive sexual desire disorder (HSDD), have been completed.
"We are very excited with the completion of the last patient visits in our Phase 3 reconnect studies," said Carl Spana, Ph.D., President and Chief Executive Officer of Palatin. "Patient enrollment and last patient out of the studies were concluded on time. We now look forward to data verification and database lock, which we anticipate occurring in late September, with topline data announced shortly thereafter."
Each Phase 3 study is a multicenter (~80 sites), randomized, placebo controlled, parallel-group, eight month trial with an open-label extension phase. The studies are designed to evaluate the efficacy and safety of subcutaneous bremelanotide, delivered by an autoinjector pen, in premenopausal women with HSDD as an on-demand, as-needed treatment.
About Bremelanotide for Hypoactive Sexual Desire Disorder
Palatin is developing bremelanotide, a centrally-mediated medication, as a subcutaneous, on-demand treatment for premenopausal women diagnosed with HSDD. Bremelanotide, which is a melanocortin 4 receptor agonist drug candidate, is a synthetic peptide analog of the naturally occurring hormone alpha-MSH (melanocyte-stimulating hormone).
Bremelanotide is dosed as an as-needed (not chronic) medical treatment. This treatment is unlike flibanserin (ADDYI®) and some other female sexual dysfunction treatments in development that require daily administration and life style modifications.
About Female Sexual Dysfunction and HSDD
Female sexual dysfunction (FSD) covers multi-factorial conditions that have anatomical, physiological, medical, psychological and social components. We plan to seek approval of bremelanotide for HSDD, which is the largest category of FSD.
HSDD is a medical condition marked by low desire for sexual activity and a lack of sexual thoughts or fantasies, which causes a woman personal distress or puts a strain on the relationship with her partner, and cannot be accounted for by another medical, physical or psychiatric condition, or as a result of other medication. It is estimated that as many as one in 10 premenopausal women may have the signs of HSDD at some point in their life, and as such a treatment for HSDD represents a major opportunity to address a significant medical need.
About Palatin Technologies
Palatin Technologies, Inc. is a biopharmaceutical company developing targeted, receptor-specific peptide therapeutics for the treatment of diseases with significant unmet medical need and commercial potential. Palatin's strategy is to develop products and then form marketing collaborations with industry leaders in order to maximize their commercial potential. For additional information regarding Palatin, please visit Palatin's website at http://www.palatin.com.
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