Stockholm, Sweden, 8 September 2018 – Moberg has appointed The Sage Group to lead the BUPIZENGE™ partnering program.
Moberg Pharma is a rapidly growing, publicly-traded, Swedish pharmaceutical company that commercializes proprietary and acquired products in the global market. Initially, the company specialized in innovative topical treatments in niche indications but is now focusing on skin and nails conditions Moberg markets OTC brands in the U.S. and sell through distributors in more than 30 countries. BUPIZENGE™ is among its main out licensing / partnering products.
Peter Wolpert, CEO of Moberg, said “BUPIZENGE™ has the potential to become the leader in pain relief for oral mucositis and other conditions with severe oral pain.”
Key Points About BUPIZENGE™
Issued and long-life patents
A well established molecule
Bupivacaine, the active ingredient in BUPIZENGE™, is a local anaesthetic of the amide type which has been used in many licensed medicinal products for years, including epidural infusions and solutions for injections.
The mode of action and pharmacological properties of local anaesthetics including bupivacaine are well established.
Substantial data for BUPIZENGE™ and information on efficacy and general safety of bupivacaine in the literature.
Highly statistically significant Phase 2 results
Primary endpoint: 31% less pain in BUPIZENGE™ group (Highest VAS score in mouth/pharynx, p=0.0032
In Mouth only: 50% less pain in BUPIZENGE™ group (p=0.0002)
Longer duration of action with a statistically significant (p= 0.0004) lower pain score before the intake of next dose compared to SoC
No serious adverse reactions associated with BUPI; plasma concentrations of bupivacaine below toxic levels
Target Product Profile
Self administration on an “as-needed” basis: 1 lozenge every 3 hours when required for pain relief
Rapid onset of action (within minutes),
Provides up to 3 hours of pain relief (clinically significant downward shift on VAS pain scale)
Stimulates salivation (patients at risk of xerostomia)
Easy to use to improve compliance (in self-care setting)
Safe (no systemic mode of action, no significant side effects)
Can be made available in several different flavors; i.e. liquorice, menthol…
For more information about Moberg Pharma and partnering opportunities for its Bupizenge product, please contact:
Dr. Bill Mason
The Sage Group
The Old Black Barns
Lord’s Lane, Ousden CB8 8TX UK
Tel: +44 (0) 7785 950134
The Sage Group Inc.
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