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XBiotech (NASDAQ:XBIT) announced today that the first patient has been enrolled in its Phase 2 open label, dose escalation clinical study evaluating the Company’s subcutaneous formulation of MABp1 in patients with moderate to severe Hidradenitis Suppurativa (HS). The patient began treatment at Tennessee Clinical Research Center located in Nashville under the care of Dr. Michael …

XBiotech (NASDAQ:XBIT) announced today that the first patient has been enrolled in its Phase 2 open label, dose escalation clinical study evaluating the Company’s subcutaneous formulation of MABp1 in patients with moderate to severe Hidradenitis Suppurativa (HS). The patient began treatment at Tennessee Clinical Research Center located in Nashville under the care of Dr. Michael Gold.

As quoted in the press release:

Dr. Gold commented, “We are very excited to be participating with XBiotech in this ground breaking research endeavor for patients suffering from hidradenitis suppurativa.  We are hopeful that this research will unlock some of the important keys to successfully treating our patients.”

XBiotech is developing a human-derived antibody (MABp1) which neutralizes IL-1 alpha (IL-1⍺​), an inflammatory cytokine that plays a key role in the pathophysiology of a wide range of inflammatory skin disorders1. Three phase II studies sponsored by XBiotech have been completed in dermatologic indications (acne, psoriasis, pyoderma gangrenosum) 2,3. Results from an investigator sponsored phase 2 study evaluating MABp1 for the treatment of Hidradenitis Suppurativa were published in the Journal of Investigative Dermatology with the study meeting its primary endpoint, demonstrating significant improvement of HS patients treated with MABp1 compared to control after 12 weeks of therapy (response rate of 60% vs 10%, respectively (p=0.035)) 4,. This previous HS study, however, involved intravenous infusion of the antibody therapy.  This will be the first use of the MABp1 subcutaneous formulation in HS, including the use of pre-filled syringes with a newly developed concentrated formulation of MABp1 for convenient dosing.

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