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In addition, KindredBio announced that the U.S. Patent and Trademark Office has issued a patent (Patent No. 10,093,731) for KindredBio's anti-IL31 antibody.
The study was a randomized, blinded, placebo-controlled, pilot laboratory study that enrolled 32 dogs to assess the effectiveness of KIND-016 at three doses. A single dose of KIND-016 was administered on day 0 and itching was induced at weeks 1, 2, 3, 4, 6, and 8 with an injection of canine IL-31.
KindredBio's IL-31 antibody resulted in statistically significant reductions in pruritus (p<0.0001 to p<0.05) across all dose groups and was sustained for 6 to 8 weeks, with a clear dose response. The reduction in the itching score was as high as 86.1%. Based on a preliminary review of the safety data, the drug appears to be well tolerated.
"We are very pleased with the unequivocally positive results from this study, as well as the recently-issued patent. Our goal is to develop best-in-class therapies for atopic dermatitis, and this is a major step toward that," stated
KindredBio will discuss and answer questions on the results of the pilot effectiveness study today at
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