Anebulo Pharmaceuticals Reports Fourth Quarter and Fiscal Year 2022 Financial Results and Highlights Recent Business Progress
September 09, 2022 at 08:00 AM EDT
Anebulo Pharmaceuticals, Inc. (Nasdaq: ANEB), a clinical-stage biopharmaceutical company developing novel solutions for people suffering from acute cannabinoid intoxication and substance abuse (the “Company” or “Anebulo”), today announced financial results for the three months and twelve months ended June 30, 2022 and reported recent business updates.
Fourth Quarter Fiscal Year 2022 and Subsequent Highlights:
Business Updates and Upcoming Milestones
The Company’s lead product candidate, ANEB-001, is being developed as a potential treatment to rapidly reverse the negative effects of ACI. The signs and symptoms of ACI include profound sedation, anxiety, panic, hallucinations, and psychosis. More than 1.7 million emergency department visits in the United States were related to cannabinoid use in 2019, which includes ACI and other cannabis-related conditions. There are currently no FDA approved drugs to treat ACI.
In July 2022, the Company announced positive topline data from Part A of its ongoing Phase 2 clinical trial evaluating the potential of ANEB-001 to treat ACI. Part A was a 60-subject randomized, double-blind, placebo-controlled trial designed to evaluate the effectiveness of a single dose of ANEB-001 in treating healthy subjects challenged with delta-9-tetrahydrocannabinol, better known as THC, the primary psychoactive constituent of cannabis. Healthy subjects received a single dose of oral THC (10.5 mg) with a single oral dose of ANEB-001 (50 mg or 100 mg) or placebo.
The topline data demonstrated a significant, robust, and sustained reduction in key symptoms of ACI, including reduction of the VAS feeling high score (p < 0.0001) and improvement in the VAS alertness scale (p < 0.01). In addition, the proportion of subjects reporting feeling high on the VAS was significantly reduced by ANEB-001 (p < 0.001). The effects of a 50 mg ANEB-001 were similar to those of a 100 mg dose, indicating lower doses should be evaluated. ANEB-001 was well tolerated in these healthy volunteers. Preliminary safety information showed all adverse events were mild and transient, except in the case of one subject in the 50 mg ANEB-001 group who experienced transient moderate nausea and vomiting.
Based on the encouraging data from Part A, the Company plans to initiate Part B of the study at CHDR by the end of third quarter 2022 to evaluate lower doses of ANEB-001. Anebulo is currently collaborating with the Model-Informed Drug Development (MIDD) group at FDA to develop a PK/PD model that will potentially allow prediction of optimal doses for treatment of ACI subjects. Preparations are ongoing for an observational study in ACI subjects in the emergency department setting to further support the PK/PD model and ANEB-001 development. Submission of an Investigational New Drug application (IND) for ANEB-001 to initiate U.S. trials is anticipated by the end of 2022.
“2022 has been a time of diligent execution as we continue our efforts to develop the first FDA approved therapy for ACI,” stated Simon Allen, Chief Executive Officer of Anebulo. “The positive topline data from Part A of our ongoing Phase 2 trial provided a solid foundation for the continued development of ANEB-001. As such, we look forward to presenting our strategy and vision for this program in greater detail, including new Part B data, during our R&D Day on September 26. Operations and expenditures for this most recent quarter keep us on budget and on target to progress ANEB-001 deeper into the clinic.”
Financial Results for the three months ended June 30, 2022
Financial Results for the twelve months ended June 30, 2022
Anebulo to Host Inaugural R&D Day in New York City on Monday, September 26
The Company will host its inaugural R&D Day on Monday, September 26, 2022, from 10:00 a.m. to 12:30 p.m. (ET) in Midtown, New York City. Anebulo’s CEO, Simon Allen will be joined Dr. Joseph Lawler (Founder and Chairman), Dr. Ken Cundy (CSO) and other senior executives to discuss the Company’s vision and strategy for ANEB-001, including new data from Part B of our ongoing Phase 2 trial.
Investors and financial analysts are invited to attend and can register via email at AnebuloIR@mww.com.
About Anebulo Pharmaceuticals, Inc.
Anebulo Pharmaceuticals, Inc. is a clinical-stage biopharmaceutical company developing novel solutions for people suffering from acute cannabinoid intoxication and substance abuse. Its lead product candidate, ANEB-001, is intended to reverse the negative effects of acute cannabinoid intoxication within one hour of administration. ANEB-001 is a competitive antagonist at the human cannabinoid receptor type 1 (CB1). For further information about Anebulo, please visit www.anebulo.com.
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