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Union Therapeutics begins phase IIb trial of eczema tablet

The pharmaceutical firm is aiming to find the proper dose strength of tablet orismilast before heading into phase III.

Denmark-based Union Therapeutics has yet to bring a product to market, but has several late-stage trials planned for lead-candidate orismilast | Photo: Union Therapeutics / PR

Union Therapeutics has enrolled its first patient in a phase IIb trial and aims to find a total of 210 participants, the firm reports in a press release.

In the Adesos study, patients with atopic eczema will be administered tablet candidate orismilast. Union Therapeutics is hoping to find the proper regimen for further phase III testing, and the firm will therefore investigate dose strengths of 20, 30, and 40 mg.

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