Concert Pharmaceuticals to Provide Overview of Clinical Pipeline

Concert Pharmaceuticals to Provide Overview of Clinical Pipeline at Cantor Healthcare Conference

Concert Pharmaceuticals, Inc today announced that it will be providing an overview of the Company’s clinical pipeline following recent updates on the AVP-786 partnered program in a presentation at the Cantor Healthcare Conference on Thursday, October 3, 2019 at 5:20 p.m. ET in New York, NY.

“While we’re disappointed by the recent results generated by our collaborators in the AVP-786 Phase 3 Alzheimer’s agitation trial, we are highly focused on the distinct value of Concert’s proprietary drug candidates, CTP-543 for alopecia areata and CTP-692 for schizophrenia,” stated Roger Tung, Ph.D., President and CEO of Concert Pharmaceuticals.

“We have had a consistent pipeline strategy to develop innovative medicines based on well-established biology, which is the foundation for CTP-543, a JAK inhibitor for alopecia areata, and for CTP-692, a deuterated D-serine which is an NMDA co-agonist. Concert’s financial resources are dedicated to these proprietary candidates, and our clinical programs are focused on demonstrated efficacy and safety for unmet needs in these chronic diseases affecting millions of patients.”

Dr. Tung continued, “For our partnered programs, including AVP-786, the clinical rationale and all development costs are the responsibilities of our collaborators.” On September 27, 2019, Concert’s collaborator, Avanir Pharmaceuticals, Inc., announced that the second study of its Phase 3 clinical program for AVP-786 for the treatment of moderate-to-severe agitation in patients with Alzheimer’s disease did not meet its primary and key secondary endpoints.

At the Cantor Healthcare Conference, Dr. Tung will highlight recent developments and upcoming milestones for Concert’s two wholly-owned clinical candidates during the presentation.

CTP-543: an investigational treatment for moderate-to-severe alopecia areata

In September 2019, Concert reported positive topline results from a recently completed Phase 2 dose-ranging trial evaluating CTP-543 for the treatment of moderate-to-severe alopecia areata. CTP-543 achieved its primary endpoint in the 8 mg and 12 mg twice-daily dosing cohorts. Treatment with 8 and 12 mg twice-daily of CTP-543 for 24 weeks was generally well tolerated and resulted in significant hair regrowth and significant ratings of improvement in individuals with alopecia areata.

Concert plans to present the Phase 2 dose-ranging results in the late-breaking news session at the European Academy of Dermatology and Venereology (EADV) Annual Congress on October 12, 2019 in Madrid, Spain.

Concert also initiated two open-label studies in 2019 evaluating once-daily vs. twice-daily dosing. Both studies are fully enrolled. Topline data from the first study is expected by year-end 2019 and the results from the second study are expected in the first half of 2020.

The CTP-543 development program is based on well-established biology that Janus kinase (JAK) signaling underlies the pathophysiology in alopecia areata.
The Company intends to advance CTP-543 into Phase 3 in 2020.

About Concert

Concert Pharmaceuticals is a clinical stage biopharmaceutical company focused on applying its DCE Platform® (deuterated chemical entity platform) to create novel medicines designed to treat serious diseases and address unmet patient needs. The Company’s approach starts with previously studied compounds, including approved drugs, in which deuterium substitution has the potential to enhance clinical safety, tolerability or efficacy. Concert’s pipeline of innovative medicines targets autoimmune diseases and central nervous systems (CNS) disorders.

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Concert Pharmaceuticals to Provide Overview of Clinical Pipeline at Cantor Healthcare Conference


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