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Wednesday, October 26, 2016

RedHill BioPharma Awaits Patent for RHB-104, Potential MS Treatment, from Japan


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RedHill Biopharma recently announced that it has received a Notice of Allowance from the Japan Patent Office for a new patent covering RHB-104 as a potential treatment of multiple sclerosis (MS). Once granted, the patent will be valid until 2032.
The European Patent Office also recently approved a patent application for the drug with this indication, the company said in a press release.
RHB-104 is a novel oral capsule formulation of a therapeutic combination of antibiotics that has potent intracellular, anti-mycobacterial, and anti-inflammatory properties. The capsules consist of 95 mg of clarithromycin, 45 mg of rifabutin, and 10 mg of clofazimine. RHB-104, originally developed for the treatment of Crohn’s disease and now in a clinical trials for the condition, is also being evaluated to treat relapsing-remitting multiple sclerosis (RRMS), as its anti-inflammatory and neuroprotective properties may dampen the effects of the disease.
The Phase 2a proof-of-concept CEASE-MS (NCT01717664) trial is assessing the efficacy and safety of a fixed dose combination of RHB-104 as add-on therapy to interferon beta-1a in patients with RRMS. Participants were treated with RHB-104 plus interferon beta-1a for 24 weeks, and then assessed for an additional 24 weeks in which they received only interferon beta-1a.

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