Lenabasum

Preclinical Phase 1 Phase 2 Phase 2b Phase 3
Systemic Sclerosis
Preclinical Phase complete
Phase 1 Phase complete
Phase 2 Phase complete
Phase 2b Phase complete
Phase 3 Phase in progress
Cystic Fibrosis
Preclinical Phase complete
Phase 1 Phase complete
Phase 2 Phase complete
Phase 2b Phase in progress
Phase 3 Phase not started
Dermatomyositis
Preclinical Phase complete
Phase 1 Phase complete
Phase 2 Phase in progress
Phase 2b Phase not started
Phase 3 Phase not started
Systemic Lupus Erythematosus
Preclinical Phase complete
Phase 1 Phase complete
Phase 2 Phase in progress
Phase 2b Phase not started
Phase 3 Phase not started

Lenabasum (formerly known as anabasum) is a synthetic, oral, small-molecule, selective cannabinoid receptor type 2 (CB2) agonist that preferentially binds to CB2 expressed on activated immune cells and fibroblasts. CB2 activation triggers physiologic pathways that resolve inflammation, speed bacterial clearance and halt fibrosis. CB2 activation also induces the production of specialized pro-resolving lipid mediators that activate an endogenous cascade responsible for the resolution of inflammation and fibrosis, while reducing production of multiple inflammatory mediators. Through activation of CB2, lenabasum also is designed to have a direct effect on fibroblasts to halt tissue scarring. Lenabasum has been shown to induce resolution rather than immunosuppression by triggering biological pathways to turn "off" chronic inflammation and fibrotic processes. Lenabasum has demonstrated promising potency in preclinical models of inflammation and fibrosis. Preclinical data and clinical studies have shown lenabasum to have a favorable safety, tolerability and pharmacokinetic profile. Further, the drug has demonstrated clinical benefit and beneficial impact on inflammatory and immunological markers in Phase 2 studies in diffuse cutaneous systemic sclerosis, dermatomyositis and cystic fibrosis.

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