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Corbus Pharmaceuticals Announces Phase 2b Study of Lenabasum for Treatment of Cystic Fibrosis Did Not Meet Primary Endpoint

Study did not meet primary endpoint of reducing rate of pulmonary exacerbations



Lenabasum treatment had a favorable safety profile and was well-tolerated



Data to be presented at the upcoming North American Cystic Fibrosis Conference Oct. 7-23


Norwood, MA, Oct. 06, 2020 (GLOBE NEWSWIRE) -- Corbus Pharmaceuticals Holdings, Inc. (NASDAQ: CRBP) (a??Corbusa?? or the a??Companya??), a clinical-stage drug development company pioneering transformative medicines that target the endocannabinoid system, today announced topline results from its 28-week Phase 2b study of lenabasum in patients with cystic fibrosis (CF). The study enrolled patients in the U.S., Canada and Europe at high risk for recurrent pulmonary exacerbations (PEx). Subjects received lenabasum or placebo added to their background treatments for CF.The CF-002 Phase 2b trial did not meet the primary endpoint of a statistically significant reduction in rate of new PEx per subject per 28 weeks. Lenabasum treatment had a favorable safety profile and was well-tolerated.The topline data will be presented at the upcoming virtual North American Cystic Fibrosis Conference (NACFC), taking place October 7-23, 2020.Barbara White, M.D., Chief Medical Officer and Head of Research of Corbus, said, a??We are very disappointed that the study did not meet the primary endpoint. We look forward to providing more details of study results starting tomorrow at NACFC. We thank the participants, the staff at study sites, the Cystic Fibrosis Foundation, and the European Cystic Fibrosis Society Clinical Trials for their support and partnership throughout this study.a??Yuval Cohen, Ph.D., Chief Executive Officer of Corbus, said, a??We are immensely grateful to the Cystic Fibrosis Foundation for their invaluable support of this program from its inception. It has been a privilege to work with the CF community throughout this development program.a??
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