DEER PARK, Ill.--(BUSINESS WIRE)--Eton Pharmaceuticals, Inc. (Nasdaq: ETON), a specialty pharmaceutical company focused on developing and commercializing innovative drug products today announced positive results from bioequivalence studies of ET-104, Eton’s proprietary oral liquid formulation of a molecule frequently used to treat a severe neurological condition.
In bioequivalence studies conducted in 35 human subjects under both fed and fasting conditions, ET-104 demonstrated pharmacokinetic equivalence to a currently FDA-approved oral solid product of the same active ingredient. The 90% confidence intervals for ET-104’s area-under-the-curve and peak concentration measurements were within the 80 to 125 percent-range that is commonly used to define bioequivalence. Based on these successful trial results, Eton anticipates submitting an NDA with the U.S Food and Drug Administration (FDA) for the product in the fourth quarter of 2019.
“We are pleased to report positive results for ET-104, which we believe has the potential to meet a significant unmet need for patients,” said Sean Brynjelsen, Chief Executive Officer of Eton Pharmaceuticals. “We expect to submit the NDA for ET-104 later this year, further growing our near-approval pipeline and strengthening our neurology liquid franchise.”
ET-104 is an innovative patent-pending oral liquid formulation of a molecule frequently used to treat a severe neurological condition. ET-104’s active ingredient is currently FDA-approved in oral solid form but not as a liquid. ET-104 was developed to address the significant unmet need for patients that require precision dosing or have difficulty swallowing tablets. In oral solid form, ET-104’s active ingredient sells over 200 million tablets and capsules annually.
About Eton Pharmaceuticals
Eton Pharmaceuticals, Inc. is a specialty pharmaceutical company focused on developing and commercializing innovative products utilizing the FDA’s 505(b)(2) regulatory pathway. Eton is primarily focused on liquid dosage forms including injectables, oral liquids and ophthalmics. Eton has a diversified pipeline of high-value product candidates in various stages of development and therapeutic areas, including two products currently filed with the FDA.
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