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- noun A
synthetic analogueof the naturally-occurring melanocortin peptide hormonealpha-melanocyte stimulating hormone (α-MSH) that has been shown to induce skin pigmentationthrough melanogenesis.
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Preliminary results from Phase III study of afamelanotide in EPP announced
The study employed a crossover comparison of afamelanotide (3 doses) and placebo (3 doses) in 100 patients.
Another offering that could straddle the cosmetics-pharma fence also hit the headlines last week when Australian company Clinuvel was granted permission by the US FDA to trial its melanin-enhancing photoprotective drug afamelanotide.
"It's a bioabsorbable implant that you just inject into the skin," says a pharma rep of afamelanotide.
Biotech Clinuvel Pharmaceuticals says its phase III trial of its photoprotective drug, afamelanotide, in Europe and Australia has achieved promising results over a four-month period.
ASX: CUV; XETRA-DAX: UR9; ADR: CLVLY) today announced that it has obtained promising 4-months results in testing afamelanotide in a multicentre randomised double-blind placebo controlled Phase III study in EPP (CUV017).