AzurRx BioPharma (NASDAQ: AZRX), a company specializing in the development of non-systemic, recombinant therapies for gastrointestinal diseases, today announced that the first two patients have been dosed in Turkey for its Phase 2 trial. The trial evaluates its investigational drug, MS1819, in combination with the current standard of care, porcine-derived pancreatic enzyme replacement therapy (“PERT”), for the treatment of severe exocrine pancreatic insufficiency (“EPI”) in patients with cystic fibrosis (“CF”). “In the midst of a global pandemic and unpredictable obstacles, we are very encouraged to see our combination therapy trial moving forward at one of the clinical testing sites in Turkey,” said James Sapirstein, president & CEO of AzurRx. “We expect to release topline results in the second quarter of next year. We are optimistic the results will build on the encouraging data we received earlier this year and hope we will be one step closer to improving the lives of thousands of patients suffering from cystic fibrosis.”
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About AzurRx BioPharma Inc.
AzurRx BioPharma is a biopharmaceutical company specialized in the research and development of non-systemic biologics for gastrointestinal disorders. The company is focused on the development of its lead drug candidate, MS1819. AzurRx is currently conducting two Phase 2 clinical trials of MS1819: the OPTION 2 monotherapy trial, and the Combination therapy trial, consisting of MS1819 in conjunction with porcine-derived pancreatic enzyme replacement therapy, the current standard of care. The company is headquartered in Delray Beach, Florida with clinical operations in Hayward, California. For more information, visit the company’s website at www.AzurRx.com.
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