Sound Pharmaceuticals to Present Preliminary Data on Ototoxicity Study

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Denver, CO

Sound Pharmaceuticals (SPI) will present data on the incidence and severity of ototoxicity in cystic fibrosis (CF) patients who received tobramycin for the treatment of acute pulmonary exacerbations.

The presentation, which was accepted as a late-breaking abstract, will be given at the upcoming North American Cystic Fibrosis Conference (NACFC), taking place Oct. 18-20 in Denver.

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University of Oxford and Sound Pharmaceuticals begin Phase 2 clinical trial on novel treatment for bipolar disorder

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Seattle, WA and Oxford, England

The University of Oxford and Sound Pharmaceuticals (SPI), are pleased to announce the initiation of a Phase 2 clinical trial of SPI-1005 for the treatment of patients with bipolar disorder. SPI-1005 is an oral drug that contains ebselen, which mimics and induces the activity of Glutathione Peroxidase (GPx) in the inner ear and brain. SPI-1005 is under clinical investigation in several neurotologic diseases where GPx activity is reduced including sensorineural hearing loss, ototoxicity/neurotoxicity, and Meniere’s disease. In addition to these neurotologic diseases, GPx activity is thought to be diminished in several neuropsychiatric disorders including bipolar, schizophrenia and autism. Bipolar disorder involves both mania and depression, and has been difficult to treat chronically. Lithium, a mainstay of bipolar treatment has significant dose-limiting side effects. Read More

Sound Pharmaceuticals announces positive Phase 1b results and the start of a Phase 2b clinical trial in Meniere’s Disease

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Seattle, WA

Sound Pharmaceuticals (SPI) is pleased to announce positive topline results from its recently completed Phase 1b SPI-1005-151 clinical trial involving Meniere’s Disease (MD). SPI-1005 is an investigational new drug that mimics and induces glutathione peroxidase activity, and has demonstrated strong proof-of-concept in preventing sensorineural hearing loss. MD is diagnosed by episodic vertigo, fluctuating hearing loss, and intermittent or constant tinnitus, and is thought to be due to a swelling or inflammation of the inner ear. Currently, there are no FDA approved drug treatments for MD, or any other inner ear disease. Many with MD are managed with low salt diets, thiazide diuretics, and oral or locally injected steroids, although these treatments have not proven to be effective. Read More

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

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Seattle, WA

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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Seattle, WA

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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Seattle, WA

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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Seattle, WA

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

Sound Pharmaceuticals and Oxford collaborate on a new treatment for bipolar disorder

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Seattle, WA and Oxford, England

 
Sound Pharmaceuticals (SPI) will collaborate with the University of Oxford on a Phase 2 clinical trial to test SPI-1005 for the treatment of bipolar disorder. Bipolar disorder is a psychiatric illness that involves both periods of mania and depression, and affects approximately one percent of adults worldwide. Unfortunately, patients have relatively few treatment options, often involving drugs such as lithium, which has significant side effects. Read More