Corbus Pharmaceuticals Observes Annual Rare Disease Day
NORWOOD, MA -- (Marketwired) -- 02/27/15 -- Corbus Pharmaceuticals Holdings, Inc. (OTCQB: CRBP) (the "Company"), an emerging drug development company focused on the development and commercialization of its lead product candidate, Resunab™, for the treatment of rare, life-threatening inflammatory and fibrotic diseases, announced today its observance of the annual Rare Disease Day on February 28, 2015.
The Rare Disease Day 2015 theme Living with a Rare Disease pays tribute to the millions and millions of parents, siblings, grandparents, spouses, aunts, uncles, cousins, and friends whose daily lives are impacted and who are living day-by-day, hand-in-hand with rare disease patients.
"We, at Corbus, have an unwavering commitment to making a difference in the lives of patients coping with rare diseases and salute the entire community on this special day," stated Yuval Cohen, Ph.D., Chief Executive Officer of Corbus Pharmaceuticals. "In that vein, we are preparing for our next steps in the clinical development of Resunab, our novel synthetic oral Specialized Pro-resolving Mediator drug with unique anti-inflammatory and anti-fibrotic activity under development for the treatment of cystic fibrosis and diffuse cutaneous systemic sclerosis (scleroderma)."
In the United States, a rare disease is defined as one that affects fewer than 200,000 persons. According to the National Institutes of Health (NIH), there are 7,000 rare diseases affecting 30 million Americans but only about 450 U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA) approved medical treatments. In the U.S., the coalition supporting Rare Disease Day includes patient organizations, the Orphan Office of the FDA, the NIH and other government entities, medical researchers, hospitals and academic institutions, and pharmaceutical companies developing treatments for rare diseases.
Rare Disease Day takes place on the last day of February each year. The main objective of Rare Disease Day is to raise awareness among the general public and decision-makers about rare diseases and their impact on patients' lives. Rare Disease Day was launched in Europe in 2008 by EURORDIS, the organization representing rare disease patients in Europe. It is now observed in more than 80 nations, and is sponsored in the U.S. by the National Organization for Rare Disorders (NORD). For more information, please visit www.rarediseaseday.org or www.rarediseaseday.us.
Resunab™ is a novel synthetic oral drug with unique anti-inflammatory and anti-fibrotic activity. Pre-clinical and Phase 1 clinical studies have shown Resunab to have a favorable safety profile coupled with promising potency in pre-clinical models of inflammation and fibrosis. Resunab binds to the CB2 receptor on immune cells and triggers a process known as "inflammatory resolution," in effect turning chronic inflammation "off."
About Corbus Pharmaceuticals
Corbus Pharmaceuticals is a clinical stage pharmaceutical company focused on the development and commercialization of novel therapeutics to treat rare life-threatening inflammatory-fibrotic diseases with clear unmet medical needs. Our lead product candidate Resunab™ is a novel oral Specialized Pro-resolving Mediator anti-inflammatory drug scheduled to commence Phase 2 clinical trials for the treatment of cystic fibrosis and diffuse cutaneous systemic sclerosis ("scleroderma") in 2015. For more information, please visit www.CorbusPharma.com.
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Released February 27, 2015