BOSTON, Mass.--(BUSINESS WIRE)--Centrexion Therapeutics Corporation, a company focused on developing non-opioid, non-steroidal therapeutics for the treatment of chronic pain, today announced it will present Phase 2b data of CNTX-4975 for the treatment of moderate to severe osteoarthritis knee pain at 4:00 p.m. CST on Tuesday, March 6 at the American Academy of Orthopaedic Surgeons (AAOS) Annual Meeting taking place from March 6-10, 2018 at the Ernest N. Morial Convention Center in New Orleans, LA.
More information can be found at www.aaos.org. Details of the oral presentation are listed below.
Title: Intra-articular CNTX-4975 for Osteoarthritis Knee Pain:
Analyses From a 24-Week Randomized Phase 2b Study
Paper Number: 868
Session Title: Adult Reconstruction Knee IX (868-882)
Presentation Time: Tuesday, March 6 at 4:00 p.m. CST
Location: Theater A, Ernest N. Morial Convention Center
Osteoarthritis (OA) is the most common form of arthritis, affecting approximately 14 million people in the United States.1 OA occurs when the protective cartilage on the ends of the bones wears down over time, and the bone around the joints harden and form edges. These changes cause pain, swelling and problems moving the joint. OA also causes an inflammatory process to occur in the affected joint, further damaging the cartilage. Although OA can damage the majority of joints in the body, it most commonly affects joints in the knees, hips, hands and spine. OA can cause pain severe enough that patients experience difficulty walking, climbing stairs or even rising from a chair. Despite currently available therapies, many patients opt for total joint replacement to manage the painful condition.
CNTX-4975 is based on Centrexion’s proprietary STRATI™ technology (Synthetic TRans cApsaicin ulTra-pure Injection), a highly potent, ultra-pure, synthetic form of trans-capsaicin. CNTX-4975 is designed to be injected directly into the site of pain to provide rapid onset, large reduction and long duration of relief from moderate to severe joint pain without affecting touch sensibility or position sense. CNTX-4975 works by targeting the capsaicin receptor (TRPV1) to selectively and rapidly inactivate the local pain fibers transmitting signals to the brain. With a short half-life, CNTX-4975 is cleared from the body within 24 hours. This approach is designed to provide pain relief that can last for months until the ends of the local pain fibers regenerate, while maintaining normal sensation, such as touch, pressure and position, and without the risks of toxicities of NSAIDs and injected corticosteroids, or the side effects, including abuse and addiction, associated with opioid treatments. In January 2018, CNTX-4975 was granted Fast Track designation by the U.S. Food and Drug Administration for the treatment of pain associated with knee osteoarthritis.
About Centrexion Therapeutics
Centrexion Therapeutics Corp. is focused on advancing the treatment of chronic moderate to severe pain with one of the largest, exclusively pain-focused pipelines of non-opioid, non-addictive therapies in active development. Centrexion Therapeutics recognizes the needs of over a quarter of a billion people living with chronic pain worldwide, and aims to develop new, safer and more effective therapies that overcome the limitations and challenges associated with current pain treatments. Founded by world-renowned leaders in drug development and well-funded by key investors, Centrexion Therapeutics is building a pain treatment powerhouse to address the substantial and growing global chronic pain epidemic. For more information about Centrexion Therapeutics, visit http://www.centrexion.com.
1. Deshpande, B., et al. Number of Persons With Symptomatic Knee Osteoarthritis in the US: Impact of Race and Ethnicity, Age, Sex, and Obesity. Arthritis Care & Research. Published online November 3, 2016