DUBLIN, Ireland and TREVOSE, Pa., April 04, 2016 (GLOBE NEWSWIRE) -- Strongbridge Biopharma plc (Nasdaq:SBBP), a global rare disease biopharmaceutical company focused on the development and commercialization of novel therapeutic options, today announced that pharmacology data for COR-003 (levoketoconazole) from preclinical experiments and a clinical study evaluating COR-003 in healthy subjects were presented at the Endocrine Society’s 2016 Annual Meeting and Expo being held in Boston, MA from April 1-4, 2016.
COR-003, Strongbridge’s lead product candidate, is a cortisol inhibitor currently being studied in the global Phase 3 SONICS trial for the treatment of endogenous Cushing's syndrome.
“Strongbridge is proud to be a part of the rare disease community and scientific exchange taking place at the Endocrine Society’s 2016 Annual Meeting,” said Ruth Thieroff-Ekerdt, M.D., chief medical officer of Strongbridge Biopharma. “The pharmacology data presented at this meeting add to the growing body of evidence supporting the potential utility of COR-003 in Cushing’s syndrome, where there is significant unmet need in terms of diagnosis and treatment of patients with this rare endocrine disorder.”
The poster, entitled Pharmacology of COR-003 (levoketoconazole), an investigational treatment for endogenous Cushing’s syndrome, was presented on Saturday, April 2, 2016.
About Strongbridge Biopharma
Strongbridge Biopharma is a global rare disease biopharmaceutical company focused on the development and commercialization of novel therapeutic options. Strongbridge’s lead product candidate, COR-003 (levoketoconazole), is a cortisol inhibitor currently being studied in the global Phase 3 SONICS trial for the treatment of endogenous Cushing's syndrome. Strongbridge’s rare endocrine disease franchise also includes COR-005, a next-generation somatostatin analog (SSA) being investigated for the treatment of acromegaly, with potential additional applications in Cushing's syndrome and neuroendocrine tumors. Both COR-003 and COR-005 have received orphan designation from the U.S. Food and Drug Administration and the European Medicines Agency. For more information, visit www.strongbridgebio.com.
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