SAN DIEGO, Sept. 9, 2019 /PRNewswire/ -- Arena Pharmaceuticals, Inc. (Nasdaq: ARNA) presented new patient-reported outcomes data for olorinab, an investigational, oral, peripherally acting, highly-selective, full agonist of the cannabinoid receptor 2 (CB2) in development for the treatment of visceral pain associated with gastrointestinal (GI) disorders, at the European Society of Neurogastroenterology & Motility (ESNM) 2019 NeuroGASTRO Meeting.
"We were pleased to see that overall, patient-reported outcomes across all domains evaluated improved at 8 weeks compared to baseline in our Phase 2a study of olorinab. Our ultimate goal with the olorinab program is to improve the quality of life for patients suffering from abdominal pain associated with GI disorders, and these results are encouraging," stated Dr. Preston Klassen, Executive Vice President, Head of Research & Development at Arena. "We look forward to seeing additional data from our Phase 2b CAPTIVATE trial which we expect to read out in the second half of 2020."
Title: Development of Olorinab, a Cannabinoid Type 2 Receptor Agonist, for the Management of Chronic Abdominal Pain Disorders
Abstract number: 226
Abstract Category: Visceral pain mechanisms
About Arena Pharmaceuticals
Arena Pharmaceuticals is driven to deliver novel, transformational medicines with optimized pharmacology to patients globally. Arena's proprietary pipeline includes multiple potentially first- or best-in-class assets with broad clinical utility. Etrasimod (APD334), with potential utility in a broad range of immune and inflammatory conditions, is being evaluated in later-stage clinical programs in ulcerative colitis (UC) and Crohn's disease (CD), as well as in programs for other indications such as atopic dermatitis. Arena is also evaluating olorinab (APD371) in a Phase 2 program for gastrointestinal pain. Arena continues to assess other earlier research and development stage drug candidates, including APD418 for decompensated heart failure.
Arena has additional license agreements and partnerships, including with United Therapeutics (ralinepag in a Phase 3 program for pulmonary arterial hypertension), Everest Medicines Limited (etrasimod in Greater China and select Asian countries), Boehringer Ingelheim International GmbH (undisclosed target – preclinical), Outpost Medicine, LLC (undisclosed target – preclinical), and Eisai Co., Ltd. and Eisai Inc. (BELVIQ® – marketed product).
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