May 08, 2023, 16:04 ET
CRANBURY, N.J., May 8, 2023 /PRNewswire/ — Palatin Technologies, Inc. (NYSE American: PTN), a biopharmaceutical company developing first-in-class medicines based on molecules that modulate the activity of the melanocortin receptor system, today hosted a key opinion leader (KOL) webinar presenting data from the Lead-In population of the ongoing PL9643 MELODY-1 Phase 3 clinical trial for Dry Eye Disease.
The webinar was moderated by Carl Spana, Ph.D., President & CEO of Palatin, and featured Bruce C. Stouch, Ph.D. (Philadelphia College of Osteopathic Medicine) and George Ousler, M.S. (Senior Vice President of Anterior Segment, Ora) and Michael B. Raizman, M.D., practicing ophthalmologist and CMO of Palatin.
The data highlighted the excellent ocular tolerability of PL9643 eye drops and the broad efficacy on the signs and symptoms of dry eye disease.
The KOL presentation was followed by a question-and-answer session with Dr. Stouch, Mr. Ousler, Dr. Raizman, Dr. Spana and Stephen T. Wills. To listen to a replay of the webinar please go to Palatin’s website at www.palatin.com or click here.
About Dry Eye Disease (DED)
Dry eye disease is a common inflammatory disease that, left untreated, can become extremely painful and lead to permanent damage to the cornea and vision. DED affects the cornea and conjunctiva of the eye resulting in irritation, redness, pain, and blurred vision. It is estimated to affect over 20 million people in the United States. The disease is characterized by insufficient moisture and lubrication in the anterior surface of the eye, leading to dryness, inflammation, pain, discomfort, irritation, diminished quality of life, and in severe cases, permanent vision impairment. Existing therapy for DED is generally regarded as inadequate by many physicians and patients, and often requires weeks or months to demonstrate activity.
About Melanocortin Receptor Agonists and Inflammation
The melanocortin receptor (“MCr”) system has effects on inflammation, immune system responses, metabolism, food intake, and sexual function. There are five melanocortin receptors, MC1r through MC5r. Modulation of these receptors, through use of receptor-specific agonists, which activate receptor function, or receptor-specific antagonists, which block receptor function, can have medically significant pharmacological effects. Many tissues and immune cells located throughout the body, including the gut, kidney and eye, express melanocortin receptors, empowering our opportunity to directly activate natural pathways to resolve disease inflammation. Drugs based on melanocortin agonists have been approved by the FDA for treating several conditions, including female sexual dysfunction, inflammatory/autoimmune diseases, and rare forms of genetic obesity.
Palatin is a biopharmaceutical company developing first-in-class medicines based on molecules that modulate the activity of the melanocortin receptor systems, with targeted, receptor-specific product candidates for the treatment of diseases with significant unmet medical need and commercial potential. Palatin’s strategy is to develop products and then form marketing collaborations with industry leaders to maximize their commercial potential. For additional information regarding Palatin, please visit Palatin’s website at www.Palatin.com and follow Palatin on Twitter at @PalatinTech.
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