SkinBioTherapeutics - Product Development Progress
("SkinBioTherapeutics" or "the Company" or "the Group")
Product Development Progress
· Cosmetic programme achieves key scientific milestones with its partner Sederma (Croda)
· Company targeting an accelerated psoriasis food supplement trial in early 2021 to facilitate launch of AxisBiotix product
Sederma, the division of
· Sederma has successfully replicated the lysate manufacturing process and achieved the same performance from the SkinBiotix® technology as established by the Company
· Sederma is now working to validate scale up of the manufacturing process at different volume levels
· The project is progressing in line with the original plan and has not been adversely impacted by COVID-19.
Sederma will be responsible for the development, manufacture and commercialisation of the SkinBiotix® technology, with any products resulting from this programme being sold to Croda's global portfolio of Personal Care customers. SkinBioTherapeutics will be paid tiered royalties based on global sales revenues on any licensed products derived from the partnership.
Acceleration of psoriasis food supplement trial
In July (RNS
In light of the current restrictions with regards to non-COVID related human studies, the Company has established a protocol for, and is proceeding with, a 'self-managed' food supplement trial.
Participants suffering from mild to moderate psoriasis will be invited to participate in a human study in which they will be provided with samples of AxisBiotix™Ps to self-administer over an eight week period and track the impact of the food supplement on their skin condition. Participants will submit their findings on a periodic basis through a bespoke mobile device app, thus avoiding the need for clinical attendance. This will accelerate the timing of readout compared to the previously envisaged conventional study. As a result, if the findings are positive, this will allow for a significantly earlier commercial launch than originally planned. The Company anticipates commencing the trial in early 2021.
"We have seen significant positive progress made on the first of our commercial programmes in recent weeks. In such an important scientific milestone, it is reassuring and provides validation of our approach that Sederma has been able to replicate the activity of the SkinBiotix technology and is pushing ahead with the next steps of the project.
"In addition, establishing a clear pathway to commencing a food supplement trial to manage symptoms associated with psoriasis is a great step forward for our collaboration with Winclove. The progress made in such a short period of time is testament to the combined efforts of the SkinBioTherapeutics and Winclove team."
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SkinBioTherapeutics is a life science company focused on skin health. The Company's proprietary platform technology, SkinBiotix®, is based upon discoveries made by Prof.
The Company has demonstrated, through scientific testing, that the SkinBiotix® platform can improve the barrier effect of skin models, protect from infection and repair wounds. Proof of principle studies have also shown that the SkinBiotix® platform has beneficial attributes applicable to each of these areas. The technology achieved positive results in clinical studies in human volunteers in early 2019.
The Company listed on AIM in
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