Stero Biotechs to Commence Phase 2a Clinical Trial of Cannabidiol-Primarily based Formulation for individuals with Crohn’s Illness


Tel Aviv, Israel, July 23, 2019…Stero Biotechs, an Israel-primarily based, clinical-stage enterprise focused on Cannabidiol (CBD) formulation study and improvement, received its second Helsinki approval to move forward with a second Phase 2a clinical trial. The trial will be a randomized, double-blind, placebo-controlled, multicenter study of ST-SDCD-01, a CBD primarily based resolution in an work to reduced the steroid dosage in individuals with Steroid Dependent Crohn’s Illness (SDCD).

The goal of the study will be to evaluate the tolerability, security, and efficacy of the formulation as a steroid-sparing therapy in SDCD individuals. Up to 30 participants with SDCD will be incorporated in the study with a two:1 CBD: placebo remedy ratio.

Crohn’s illness is an incurable type of Irritable Bowel Illness that can bring about extreme chronic symptoms that are most generally treated with immunosuppressant and steroid drugs. Chronic use of such drugs are connected with a quantity of really serious side effects which includes bone loss/fractures, weight obtain, hypertension, mood disturbances, cataracts, glaucoma, diabetes, enhanced danger of infection, and far more.

CBD was shown to have immunosuppressive and anti-inflammatory effects and may possibly deliver a path to minimizing steroid remedy dose and duration for SDCD individuals.

The study is set to start in July 2019, and will be run by Dr. Timna Naftali, a specialist in gastroenterology at Meir Hospital in Kfar Saba, and carried out more than 12 months across 4 Israeli healthcare facilities which includes Meir Hospital, Soroka University Hospital in Be’er Sheva, HaEmek Hospital in Afula, and Clalit’s Talpiot Clinic in Jerusalem.

About Stero Biotechs, Ltd.

STERO  Biotechs Ltd., founded in 2017 and headquartered in Israel,  is a clinical-stage enterprise committed to the study and improvement of novel Cannabidiol (CBD) primarily based remedy options that will potentially advantage millions of individuals by minimizing the side effects and the want for steroid therapy. STERO was granted a U.S. patent on more than 130 prospective indications and is arranging to commence far more clinical trials in 2019 on a variety of indications.

STERO has established an active partnership with a single of its shareholders – MOR Investigation Applications, the tech transfer enterprise of CLALIT Well being Solutions. CLALIT is the is the second biggest HMO in the globe, with more than four.five million members. CLALIT operates 14 complete-scale hospitals specializing in all fields of medicine, as nicely as more than 2000 neighborhood clinics with more than 9000 physicians. The MOR-STERO partnership enables the enterprise to attain vast numbers of individuals and information, although collaborating with the physicians, labs and hospitals of Clalit.

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