Shares of Revance Therapeutics (NASDAQ: RVNC) are ticking higher after the biotech company reported positive interim results from its U.S. phase 2 open-label, dose-escalating clinical study of DaxibotulinumtoxinA Injectable (RT002) to treat moderate-to-severe isolated cervical dystonia in adults, a movement disorder of the neck. Final results are expected in the first half of 2017. “ … I am particularly encouraged that in this trial RT002 exhibited a safety profile at least as good as currently marketed neurotoxins. Furthermore, with a sustained median duration of at least 24 weeks, there is a possibility that patients will require injections only two times a year. Although further studies are needed, RT002 may represent a major advance in neurotoxin technology, which should translate into more meaningful treatment outcomes in patients with cervical dystonia,” said lead trial investigator Dr. Joseph Jankovic, professor of neurology, distinguished chair in Movement Disorders, founder, The Parkinson’s Disease Center and Movement Disorders Clinic (PDCMDC) Baylor College of Medicine, Houston, Texas.
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About Revance Therapeutics, Inc.
Revance, a Silicon Valley-based biotechnology company, is committed to the advancement of remarkable science. The company is developing a portfolio of products for aesthetic medicine and underserved therapeutic specialties, including dermatology, orthopedics and neurology. Revance’s science is based upon a proprietary TransMTS® peptide technology, which when combined with active drug molecules, may help address current unmet needs. Revance’s initial focus is on developing daxibotulinumtoxinA, the company’s highly purified botulinum toxin, for a broad spectrum of aesthetic and therapeutic indications, including facial wrinkles and muscle movement disorders. The company’s lead drug candidate, DaxibotulinumtoxinA for Injection (RT002), is currently in development for the treatment of glabellar lines, cervical dystonia and plantar fasciitis with the potential to be the first long-acting neurotoxin. The company holds worldwide rights for all indications of RT002 injectable and RT001 topical and the pharmaceutical uses of the TransMTS technology platform. More information on Revance may be found at www.revance.com
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