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Neothetics Announces Last Subject Enrolled in Phase 2 Proof of Concept Trial for LIPO-202 for the Reduction of Submental Subcutaneous Fat

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March 20, 2017 - 8:00am
SAN DIEGO, March 20, 2017 (GLOBE NEWSWIRE) -- Neothetics, Inc. (NASDAQ:NEOT), a clinical-stage specialty pharmaceutical company developing therapeutics for the aesthetic market today announced completion of subject enrollment for its Phase 2 proof of concept trial, LIPO-202-CL-31, for the reduction of submental subcutaneous fat.   "We are excited to announce the conclusion of enrollment in our first trial with LIPO-202 for the reduction of submental fat. We are encouraged by the strong investigator interest and rapid subject enrollment," said Kim Kamdar Ph.D., a member of Neothetics' Operating Committee and Board of Directors. "This is a robust clinical trial design based on both our significant experience with LIPO-202 and extensive feedback from key opinion leaders and investigators on submental fat reduction." LIPO-202-CL-31 is a multi-center, randomized, double-blind, placebo-controlled Phase 2 proof of concept trial to evaluate the safety and efficacy of two doses of LIPO-202 versus placebo for the reduction of submental bulging due to subcutaneous fat.  The trial has enrolled approximately 150 subjects at 12 sites across the United States.  Subjects will be randomized 1:1:1 and receive up to either 0.3 mcg, or 3.0 mcg dose of LIPO-202, or placebo.  Subjects will receive up to 30 subcutaneous injections of LIPO-202 or placebo once a week for eight weeks and follow up visits to assess safety and efficacy will occur one week and four weeks post the last treatment.  The study endpoints include both safety and efficacy measurements.  Efficacy measures will assess improvement in the subject's submental region as evaluated by both the patient and clinician, covering overall subject satisfaction and evaluation of submental fat thickness by calipers.    The Company expects to report top-line data in June 2017. About LIPO-202 LIPO-202 is a ...Full story available on

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