Sol-Gel Hosts Investor Call to Discuss Positive Results from Twyneo® Phase 3 Program in Acne Vulgaris

January 8, 2020 at 7:00 AM EST
  • Conference call with Sol-Gel management and U.S. key opinion leader today at 8:00 a.m. Eastern time

NESS ZIONA, Israel, Jan. 08, 2020 (GLOBE NEWSWIRE) -- Sol-Gel Technologies, Ltd. (NASDAQ: SLGL) will host a conference call today to discuss results from two Phase 3 clinical trials for Twyneo®, an investigational combination of microencapsulated tretinoin 0.1% and microencapsulated benzoyl peroxide 3% cream being studied in patients with acne vulgaris. In the SGT-65-04 and SGT-65-05 clinical trials, Twyneo demonstrated statistically significant improvements in all co-primary endpoints, as compared to vehicle, and was found to be well-tolerated.

Sol-Gel management and U.S. key opinion leader Hilary Baldwin, M.D., will discuss results from the Phase 3 Twyneo clinical trial program via conference call and webcast today at 8:00 a.m. Eastern Time. Dr. Baldwin is past President of the American Acne and Rosacea Society, a Clinical Associate Professor of Dermatology at Rutgers Robert Wood Johnson School of Medicine, and Director of the Acne Treatment and Research Center.

The conference call can be accessed by dialing 877-282-0504 for participants in the U.S. or Canada and 270-215-9895 for international callers (conference ID: 5779723). The webcast and slide presentation can be accessed live via the Events & Presentations section of the Company’s website at http://ir.sol-gel.com.

SGT-65-04 and SGT-65-05 Trials Design
To assess the efficacy and safety of Twyneo, 858 subjects, aged nine and older, with moderate-to-severe acne were enrolled in two multicenter, randomized, double-blind, parallel-group, vehicle-controlled trials (SGT-65-04 and SGT-65-05) at 63 sites across the U.S. Subjects were randomized at a 2:1 ratio to be treated once-daily with either Twyneo (n=571) or vehicle cream (n=287) for 12 weeks. The co-primary endpoints for both trials included: the proportion of patients who succeeded in achieving at least a two grade reduction from baseline and Clear (grade 0) or Almost Clear (grade 1) at Week 12 on a 5-point Investigator Global Assessment (IGA) scale; an absolute change from baseline in inflammatory lesion count at Week 12; and an absolute change from baseline in non-inflammatory lesion count at Week 12.

About Twyneo
Twyneo is an investigational, antibiotic-free, fixed-dose combination of microencapsulated tretinoin 0.1% and microencapsulated benzoyl peroxide 3% cream. Benzoyl peroxide and tretinoin are widely prescribed and considered to be highly effective in the treatment for acne vulgaris; however, benzoyl peroxide causes degradation of the tretinoin, thereby reducing its effectiveness. Twyneo overcomes this degradation through the use of Sol-Gel’s microencapsulation technology platform, thereby allowing for a stable drug combination, extending drug delivery time of the active ingredients, and reducing potential irritation caused by direct application of the drug to the skin.

About Acne Vulgaris
Acne vulgaris is a common multifactorial skin disease that according to the American Academy of Dermatology affects approximately 40 to 50 million people in the United States. The disease occurs most frequently during childhood and adolescence (affecting approximately 80% of all adolescents) but it may also appear in adults. Acne patients suffer from the appearance of lesions on areas of the body with a large concentration of oil glands, such as the face, chest, neck and back. These lesions can be inflamed (papules, pustules, nodules) or non-inflamed (comedones). Acne can have a profound effect on the quality of life of those suffering from the disease. In addition to carrying a substantial risk of permanent facial scarring, the appearance of lesions may cause psychological strain, social withdrawal and lowered self-esteem.

About Sol-Gel Technologies
Sol-Gel is a clinical-stage dermatology company focused on identifying, developing and commercializing branded and generic topical drug products for the treatment of skin diseases. Sol-Gel leverages its proprietary microencapsulation technology platform for Twyneo®, for the treatment of acne vulgaris, and Epsolay®, for the treatment of papulopustular rosacea. The Company’s pipeline also includes SGT-210, an early-stage topical epidermal growth factor receptor inhibitor for the treatment of punctate palmoplantar keratoderma. For additional information, please visit www.sol-gel.com.

Forward-Looking Statements
This press release contains “forward-looking statements” within the meaning of the Private Securities Litigation Reform Act of 1995. All statements contained in this press release that do not relate to matters of historical fact should be considered forward-looking statements. These forward-looking statements include information about possible or assumed future results of our business, financial condition, results of operations, liquidity, plans and objectives. In some cases, you can identify forward-looking statements by terminology such as “believe,” “may,” “estimate,” “continue,” “anticipate,” “intend,” “should,” “plan,” “expect,” “predict,” “potential,” or the negative of these terms or other similar expressions. Forward-looking statements are based on information we have when those statements are made or our management’s current expectation, and are subject to risks and uncertainties that could cause actual performance or results to differ materially from those expressed in or suggested by the forward-looking statements. Important risks and uncertainties that could cause such differences include, but are not limited to, risks and uncertainties relating to the timing of the submission of an NDA for Twyneo and the timing of availability of Twyneo to patients, as well as the following risks and uncertainties: (i) the adequacy of our financial and other resources, particularly in light of our history of recurring losses and the uncertainty regarding the adequacy of our liquidity to pursue our complete business objectives; (ii) our ability to complete the development of our product candidates; (iii) our ability to find suitable co-development partners; (iv) our ability to obtain and maintain regulatory approvals for our product candidates in our target markets and the possibility of adverse regulatory or legal actions relating to our product candidates even if regulatory approval is obtained; (v) our ability to commercialize our pharmaceutical product candidates; (vi) our ability to obtain and maintain adequate protection of our intellectual property; (vii) our ability to manufacture our product candidates in commercial quantities, at an adequate quality or at an acceptable cost; (viii) our ability to establish adequate sales, marketing and distribution channels; (ix) acceptance of our product candidates by healthcare professionals and patients; (x) the possibility that we may face third-party claims of intellectual property infringement; (xi) the timing and results of clinical trials that we may conduct or that our competitors and others may conduct relating to our or their products; (xii) intense competition in our industry, with competitors having substantially greater financial, technological, research and development, regulatory and clinical, manufacturing, marketing and sales, distribution and personnel resources than we do; (xiii) potential product liability claims; (xiv) potential adverse federal, state and local government regulation in the United States, Europe or Israel; and (xv) loss or retirement of key executives and research scientists. These and other important factors discussed in the Company's Annual Report on Form 20-F filed with the Securities and Exchange Commission (“SEC”) on March 21, 2019 and our other reports filed with the SEC could cause actual results to differ materially from those indicated by the forward-looking statements made in this press release. Any such forward-looking statements represent management’s estimates as of the date of this press release. Except as required by law, we undertake no obligation to update publicly any forward-looking statements after the date of this press release to conform these statements to changes in our expectations.

For further information:    
     
Sol-Gel Contact:  U.S. Investor Contact: Media Contact:
Gilad Mamlok Chiara Russo Stephanie Bukantz
Chief Financial Officer  Solebury Trout Chamberlain Healthcare PR
+972-8-9313433 +1-617-221-9197 +973-477-1814
  crusso@soleburytrout.com  SolGelPR@syneoshealth.com 

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Source: Sol-Gel Technologies Ltd.