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Enrollment Underway in CF Clinical Trial for Ear Toxicity Caused by Antibiotics

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The first study of cystic fibrosis (CF) patients who received antibiotics that caused inner ear disease or ototoxicity is enrolling participants, according to Sound Pharmaceuticals.

The Phase 1b STOP Ototoxicity study (NCT02819856) is led by Dr. Patrick Flume, MD, professor of medicine and pediatrics at the Medical University of South Carolina in Charleston, where the study is taking place. He is an expert in pulmonary disease and cystic fibrosis. Read More

Sound Pharmaceuticals completes enrollment on Meniere’s Disease clinical trial

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Sound Pharmaceuticals (SPI) is pleased to announce that it has completed enrollment on its first Meniere’s Disease (MD) clinical trial. MD is a neurotologic disease that involves episodic vertigo, fluctuating sensorineural hearing loss, and intermittent or constant tinnitus, and is thought to be due to a swelling or inflammation of the inner ear. Patients with MD may also complain of aural fullness or pressure, and in extreme cases, may require surgery to decompress the inner ear. SPI-1005, an investigational new drug that mimics and induces Glutathione Peroxidase (GPx), has been shown to reduce the swelling or edema of the inner ear in animal studies involving acoustic trauma. Read More

Sound Pharmaceuticals announces $1.6 Million Award from Cystic Fibrosis Foundation Therapeutics to prevent and treat the hearing loss and tinnitus associated with antibiotic use

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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.
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Sound Pharmaceuticals and DoD collaborate on new hearing loss guidance

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Sound Pharmaceuticals, a pioneer in the development of novel drug treatments for inner ear disease, announced today that Jonathan Kil, MD, Co-Founder and Chief Medical Officer, is a co-author on two publications from the Department of Defense’s Hearing Center of Excellence (HCE). The HCE is focused on the prevention, diagnosis, mitigation, treatment, and rehabilitation of hearing loss. HCE is congressionally directed to partner with the Department of Veterans Affairs (VA), and other organizations that support the study of auditory injury. The papers are part of a series of new guidance documents from the HCE published in the September issue of Otology & Neurotology, a leading otolaryngology journal. Read More