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|December 11, 2012 8:01 a.m.|
|Teva and Xenon Announce Teva’s World Wide License of Xenon’s Pain Drug XEN402|
XEN402 is a Strategic Fit for Teva’s Commercial, R&D and Technology focus in CNS and Pain
“Teva is building a focused pipeline of novel medicines in select areas of medical need,” stated Dr.
“We are delighted to be collaborating with Teva,” said
XEN402 treats pain locally at its source through blocking of Nav1.7 and Nav1.8 sodium channels. XEN402 has been studied in human subjects as both oral and topical forms. In a published study, oral XEN402 was shown to be effective at relieving the pain associated with the rare neuropathic pain condition, erythromelalgia (Pain 2012 Jan;153(1):80-5). Topical XEN402 was studied in a phase 2 trial to evaluate for effectiveness in alleviating the pain of post herpetic neuralgia. In this study the proportion of patients reporting clinically meaningful reductions in pain was significantly greater for topical XEN402 than for placebo (p=0.049 for >30% response and p=0.0078 for >50% response).
Xenon is a privately owned, clinical genetics-based drug discovery and development company engaged in developing novel therapies based on the genetic causes of select metabolic, neurological and cardiovascular diseases. For more information, visit the Company’s website at http://www.xenon-pharma.com. Dr.
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