Posted 07 July 2010 - 02:57 AM
Anyone else heard of Androscience and the drug they're working on? I hope Phase III proves even more successful and this actually comes to market unlike SMT D002 which I had really high hopes for.
Anyways, just wanted to share. Hope someone else out there knows more about this and can enlighten the rest of us.
Posted 13 July 2010 - 03:48 AM
Posted 10 August 2010 - 07:20 AM
The deals done have got a lot in common as well. In both cases OP/OEP get rights to the product in the Asia Pacific region.
Generally the ASC-J9 results sound very vague and wishy washy ("In a previous Phase IIa trial, ASC-J9 in cream formulation lowered lesion counts in moderate-to-severe acne") compared with SMT D002's impressive claims. I have, though, found a bit that is more specific about the effects on sebaceous glands, from studies done in rats:
FIG. 9 depicts representative photographs of Fuzzy rats treated as described in detail in Example 6. Fuzzy rats were treated with topical creams containing vehicle only (left side animal) or ASC-J9 (25 micromolar, right side animal) for the times indicated. The photographs show that bands of sebaceous glands and sebum secretion (skin color) were reduced within 4-5 weeks in the Fuzzy rats treated with ASC-J9 (right side animal).
FIG. 10 depicts representative photographs (FIGS. 10A-C) and graphical representations of duct and lobe size (FIGS. 10D, 10E) of sebaceous glands in Fuzzy rat skin. Skin tissue samples (split skin) were prepared and examined by microscopy. FIG. 10A-C are photographs depicting the duct and lobe of the sebaceous gland (of a split skin sample) upon treatment with a vehicle control (8A) or compound ASC-J9 (8B) and a castrated animal (8C). In FIG. 10D, size of glandular lobes were measured by tracing the edges of the well-preserved glandular lobules, and then quantified with Image J software, and expressed as pixel counts contained within the traced areas. The data obtained showed topical treatment with the vehicle only (control cream) did not produce a significant change in glandular lobe size. Topical treatment of male rats with the various concentration of test compounds ASC-J9 resulted in a significant reduction in the size of the sebaceous glandular lobe, though not to the extent caused by castration, but are better than the conventional anti-androgen flutamide. FIG. 10E depicts representative data showing that ASC-J9 applied to skin significantly reduced the size of ducts of sebaceous glands in male Fuzzy rats comparable to the castration effect and better than flutamide.
These paragraphs are from the patent: http://www.faqs.org/...app/20090035362
btw, it is a phase IIb trial coming up, isn't it - not phase III?
Edited by Wotever, 11 August 2010 - 05:29 AM.
Posted 09 October 2010 - 02:25 PM
it seems so...though being outsourced to Taiwan they may have differing standards or timeline. From my limited reading this seems like it's going to be a freaking c.u.r.e.; it neuters the androgen receptors themselves, it's not an androgen antagonist. Interesting times.
Posted 19 October 2010 - 10:40 AM
The bad news is that since this is at the proof of concept stage, I would imagine that if it does make it to market this will be many years away.
I note that the description of iontophoresis given in their press release contains sections that are identical in the Wikipedia article on the same subject. If they simply come from a common source this is fair enough, but if Cosmo copied text from Wikipedia into their press release this is not a major boost to their credibility.
Posted 06 February 2011 - 09:19 PM
According to this information the study will investigate acne lesions only and will not measure sebum production, which as far as I am concerned is not good news.
Posted 02 November 2011 - 01:20 PM
this might not be a cure, but it might be an effective treatment. i believe that this would prob work well with a retinoid, cause just slowing down sebum production wont stop acne i believe, unless if you unplug the hair follicles, which is what a retinol would do. but either way, its years from now unforunately, because they are just in phase II, just like the acne vaccine..sigh..
Posted 11 December 2011 - 10:51 PM
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