Foamix Announces FDA Acceptance of its New Drug Application for FMX103 Minocycline Foam for the Treatment of Moderate-to-Severe Papulopustular Rosacea
REHOVOT, Israel and BRIDGEWATER, N.J., Oct. 17, 2019 /PRNewswire/ -- Foamix Pharmaceuticals Ltd. (Nasdaq: FOMX), a clinical stage specialty pharmaceutical company focused on developing and commercializing proprietary topical therapies to address unmet needs in dermatology, today announced that the U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA) has accepted for review the New Drug Application (NDA) for FMX103 (minocycline topical foam 1.5%) topical foam. Foamix is seeking approval of FMX103 for the treatment of moderate-to-severe papulopustular rosacea in adults. The FDA has set June 2nd, 2020 as the Prescription Drug User Fee Act (PDUFA) action date.
"The FDA's acceptance of the FMX103 NDA is another important milestone for Foamix as the company evolves into a fully integrated pharmaceutical company with clinical, development, and commercial capabilities. We look forward to working closely with the FDA throughout the review process," said David Domzalski, Chief Executive Officer. "The application includes what we believe is a strong and complete clinical data package. Rosacea is a challenging condition to treat for patients and healthcare providers. If approved, FMX103 has the potential to address significant unmet needs for those who are burdened with rosacea."
The NDA submission is supported by the previously communicated results from two 12-week double-blind Phase 3 efficacy and safety trials (Studies FX2016-11 and FX2016-12) and one 40-week open-label safety extension trial (Study FX2016-13). In Studies FX2016-11 and FX2016-12, FMX103 met both co-primary endpoints, demonstrating statistically significant improvements in inflammatory lesion count and Investigator Global Assessment (IGA) treatment success. No treatment-related serious adverse events have been identified in the FMX103 clinical development program, where the most common adverse event was upper respiratory tract infection. The NDA submission also incorporates information from Phase 1 and Phase 2 clinical trials, chemistry manufacturing and controls, and data from nonclinical toxicology studies.
About Foamix Pharmaceuticals
Foamix is a late clinical-stage specialty pharmaceutical company working to solve some of today's most difficult therapeutic challenges in dermatology and beyond.
With expertise in topical medicine innovation as a springboard, the Company is working to develop and commercialize solutions that were long thought impossible, including the world's first topical minocycline foam. Its proprietary Molecule Stabilizing Technology (MST™) is utilized in the Company's dermatology products in late stage development: FMX101 for the potential treatment of inflammatory lesions of non-nodular moderate to severe acne vulgaris in adults and pediatric patients 9 years of age and older, and FMX103 for the potential treatment of moderate-to-severe papulopustular rosacea in adults.
Foamix is a different type of specialty pharmaceutical company by design, driven to see the solutions, overcome barriers in all aspects of business, and reimagine what's possible for conditions with high unmet needs.
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Cautionary Note Regarding Forward-Looking Statements
This press release contains forward-looking statements within the meaning of the Private Securities Litigation Reform Act of 1995, including, but not limited to, statements regarding the Company's submission of a NDA for FMX103, its future development plans regarding FMX103, the PDUFA date of FMX103, the potential approval of FMX103 by the FDA and the potential for FMX103 to address a significant unmet need. All statements other than statements of historical facts are forward-looking statements. Any forward-looking statements are based on management's current expectations of future events and are subject to a number of risks and uncertainties that could cause actual results to differ materially and adversely from those set forth in or implied by such forward-looking statements. These risks and uncertainties include, but are not limited to, determination by the FDA that results from clinical trials are not sufficient to support registration or marketing approval of our product candidates; the risk that our product candidates will not be successfully developed, approved or commercialized; unexpected delays in clinical trials or announcement of results; our ability to effectively and timely conduct clinical trials in light of excess costs or unfavorable results of clinical trials; delays or denial in the U.S. regulatory approval process and the risks that the current or planned clinical trials will be insufficient to support future regulatory submissions or to support marketing approval in the United States of our product candidates; additional competition in the acne and dermatology markets; risks associated with denial of reimbursement by third party payors; our ability to raise additional capital; and our ability to recruit and retain key employees. For a discussion of other risks and uncertainties, and other important factors, any of which could cause our actual results to differ from those contained in the forward-looking statements, see the section entitled "Risk Factors" in our most recent quarterly report on Form 10-Q, as well as discussions of potential risks, uncertainties, and other important factors in our subsequent filings with the Securities and Exchange Commission. Although we believe these forward-looking statements are reasonable, they speak only as of the date of this release and we undertake no obligation to update this information to reflect subsequent events or circumstances, except as otherwise required by law. Given these risks and uncertainties, you should not rely upon forward-looking statements as predictions of future events.
Ilan Hadar, CFO & Country Manager
Foamix Pharmaceuticals Ltd.
U.S. Investor Relations
LifeSci Advisors, LLC
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