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RedHill Biopharma to Host Investor Webcast Forum Following Completion of RHB-105 Dosing in Phase III Study

7 May, 2015
  • RedHill will host an interactive investor forum on pylori bacterial infection and RHB-105, on Thursday, May 14, 2015, at 8:00-9:30 am Eastern Time. Participants are invited to join the forum through the Company's website or by telephone.

 

  • RHB-105 dosing has been completed in the blinded stage of the ERADICATE Hp study - a randomized, placebo-controlled, first Phase III study evaluating RHB-105 as a first-line therapy for pylori bacterial infection - a major cause of chronic gastritis, peptic ulcer disease, gastric cancer and MALT lymphoma.

 

  • Top-line results from the ERADICATE Hp Phase III study with RHB-105 are expected in mid-end June 2015. The primary endpoint of the study is superiority over historical standard of care efficacy levels of 70% effectiveness.

 

  • RHB-105 has been granted QIDP designation by the FDA under the GAIN Act, allowing RedHill to benefit from fast-track development status, priority review, and extended market exclusivity for a total of 8 years.

 

  • RHB-105 targets a significantly broader indication than existing pylori therapies, as a first line treatment of
    H. pylori
    bacterial infection regardless of ulcer status, with the U.S. market for H. pylori eradication therapies estimated at approximately $1-1.5 billion annually.

 

TEL-AVIV, Israel, May 7, 2015 RedHill Biopharma Ltd. (NASDAQ/TASE: RDHL), an Israeli biopharmaceutical company primarily focused on late clinical-stage, proprietary, orally-administered drugs for inflammatory and gastrointestinal diseases, including gastrointestinal cancers, announced today that it will host an interactive Investor Webcast Forum and conference call on Helicobacter pylori (H. pylori) bacterial infection and RHB-105, a proprietary fixed-dose oral combination therapy for treatment of H. pylori bacterial infection, on Thursday, May 14, 2015, at 8:00-9:30 a.m. Eastern Time. RedHill invites all interested parties to participate in the live webcast through the Company's website or by telephone, as instructed below.

RedHill also announced today that dosing has been completed in the blinded stage of the ERADICATE Hp Phase III clinical study with RHB-105. Top-line results from the study are expected in mid-end June 2015. The primary endpoint of the study is to show superiority in eradication of H. pylori bacterial infection over historical standard of care efficacy levels of 70% effectiveness. RHB-105 has been granted Qualifying Infectious Disease Product (QIDP) designation by the FDA under the GAIN Act, allowing RedHill to benefit from fast-track development status for RHB-105, priority review, and extended market exclusivity for a total of 8 years. RHB-105 targets a significantly broader indication than existing H. pylori therapies, as a first line treatment of H. pylori bacterial infection regardless of ulcer status, with the U.S. market for
H. pylori
eradication therapies estimated at approximately $1-1.5 billion annually[1].

The Investor Webcast Forum and conference call will be held on Thursday, May 14, 2015, at
8:00-9:30 a.m. Eastern Time. Participants who wish to ask questions during the event can do so through the interactive webcast or by telephone.

The live interactive webcast of the event, including the slide presentations, followed by a question-and-answer session, will be available through the Company's website at: http://ir.redhillbio.com/events.cfm. Please access the Company's website at least 15 minutes ahead of the conference to register, download, and install any necessary audio software.

Audio-only access to the webcast will also be available by telephone, using the following dial-in information: United States: +1-877-280-1254; Israel: +972-3-763-0145; International:
+1-646-254-3365. The access code for the call is: 9862753.
The webcast and accompanying presentation materials will be archived and available for replay on the Company's website for 30 days. 

The objective of the webcast is to provide an overview of H. pylori bacterial infection, the resulting unmet medical need and potential market opportunity for RHB-105, and to provide an update on the design and objectives of the ongoing ERADICATE Hp Phase III clinical study with RHB-105. The live webcast will be hosted by Mr. Gilead Raday, RedHill’s Senior VP Product and Corporate Development. Presenters include:

  • David Graham, M.D., M.A.C.G., of the Baylor College of Medicine, a Key Opinion Leader in the field of gastric cancer and H. pylori bacterial infection and Principal Investigator of the ongoing Phase III study of RHB-105. Prof. Graham will provide an overview of H. pylori bacterial infection and will discuss the relationship between H. pylori and gastric cancer, the challenges to and benefits of eradication therapy and the significant unmet medical needs associated with H. pylori.
  • Jerry Rosenblatt, Ph.D., a member of RedHill’s Advisory Board and partner at Foster Rosenblatt, an international market research and advisory firm, exclusively focused on life sciences. Dr. Rosenblatt will provide an overview of the market potential for
    pylori
    eradication therapies.
  • Ira Kalfus, M.D., Medical Director at RedHill, will provide an overview of the clinical development of RHB-105 including prior studies, the design of the ongoing
    ERADICATE Hp Phase III clinical study with RHB-105 and its planned indication.

 

About RHB-105:

RHB-105 is a new and proprietary fixed-dose oral combination therapy of two antibiotics and a proton pump inhibitor (PPI) in an all-in-one oral capsule with a planned indication for treatment of H. pylori infection. H. pylori bacterial infection is a major cause of chronic gastritis, peptic ulcer disease, gastric cancer, and mucosa associated lymphoid tissue (MALT) lymphoma. RHB-105 is currently undergoing a first Phase III clinical study in the U.S. (named ERADICATE Hp) planned to be followed, if successful, by a second Phase III study. Additional studies may be required subject to FDA feedback. RHB-105 has been granted Qualifying Infectious Disease Product (QIDP) designation by the FDA, providing for a fast track development pathway as well as priority review status, potentially leading to a shorter review time by the FDA of a New Drug Application (NDA), if filed. If approved, RHB-105 will also receive an additional five years of U.S. market exclusivity on top of the standard exclusivity period, for a total of 8 years of market exclusivity.    

About RedHill Biopharma Ltd.:

RedHill Biopharma Ltd. (NASDAQ/TASE: RDHL) is an emerging Israeli biopharmaceutical company focused on the development and acquisition of late clinical-stage, proprietary, orally-administered drugs for the treatment of inflammatory and gastrointestinal diseases, including gastrointestinal cancers. RedHill’s current pipeline of proprietary products includes: (i) RHB-105 - an oral combination therapy for the treatment of Helicobacter pylori infection, with an ongoing first Phase III study; (ii) RHB-104 - an oral combination therapy for the treatment of Crohn's disease, with an ongoing first Phase III study; (iii) BEKINDA (RHB-102) - a once-daily oral pill formulation of ondansetron with a Phase III study in the U.S. for acute gastroenteritis and gastritis and a European marketing application for chemotherapy and radiotherapy-induced nausea and vomiting submitted in December 2014; (iv) RHB-106 - an encapsulated formulation for bowel preparation licensed to Salix Pharmaceuticals, Ltd.; (v) ABC294640 – a Phase II-stage orally-administered SK2 inhibitor targeting multiple inflammatory-GI diseases and related oncology indications; (vi) MESUPRON® - a Phase II-stage uPA inhibitor, administered by oral capsule, targeting gastrointestinal and other solid tumor cancers; (vii) RP101 - currently subject to an option-to-acquire by RedHill, RP101 is a Phase II-stage Hsp27 inhibitor, administered by oral tablet, targeting pancreatic and other gastrointestinal cancers; (viii) RIZAPORT (RHB-103) - an oral thin film formulation of rizatriptan for acute migraines with a U.S. NDA currently under discussions with the FDA and a European marketing application submitted in October 2014; and (ix) RHB-101 - a once-daily oral pill formulation of the cardio drug carvedilol.

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Company contact:

Adi Frish

Senior VP Business Development &
Licensing

RedHill Biopharma

+972-54-6543-112

adi@redhillbio.com

IR contact (U.S.):

Marcy Nanus

Senior Vice President
The Trout Group

+1-646-378-2927

Mnanus@troutgroup.com

 

[1] Approximately three million H. pylori infected patients are treated per annum in the U.S. (Colin W. Howden, MD, et. al (2007), The American Journal of Managed Care). Market size is estimated by the Company based on the above number and the price of current treatments.