Sound Pharmaceuticals, Inc., (SPI) is pleased to announce that it has been awarded up to $1.6M from Cystic Fibrosis Foundation Therapeutics Inc. (CFFT), the non-profit drug discovery and development affiliate of the Cystic Fibrosis Foundation. The CFFT development award will support the initial testing of SPI-1005 in people with CF who are receiving tobramycin for the treatment of acute pulmonary exacerbations or lung infections. A leading side effect of tobramycin involves damage to the inner ear and is called ototoxicity. The Phase 1b STOP Ototoxicity clinical trial will examine the incidence and severity of hearing loss, tinnitus, dizziness or vertigo due to IV tobramycin treatment. SPI-1005 is a novel oral drug that is being developed to reduce the incidence and severity of sensorineural hearing loss and tinnitus in several disease states including ototoxicity, noise and Meniere’s disease.