Zynerba Pharmaceuticals Announces Initiation of the FAB-C Exploratory Phase 2 Clinical Trial of ZYN002 CBD Gel in Patients with Fragile X Syndrome

DEVON, Pa., Jan. 03, 2017 (GLOBE NEWSWIRE) — Zynerba Pharmaceuticals, Inc. (NASDAQ:ZYNE), a clinical-stage specialty pharmaceutical company dedicated to the development of innovative transdermal synthetic cannabinoid treatments, today announced that it has initiated the FAB-C (Treatment of Fragile X Syndrome Anxiety and Behavioral Challenges with CBD) exploratory Phase 2 clinical trial of ZYN002 cannabidiol (CBD) gel in children with Fragile X syndrome. ZYN002 CBD gel is the first and only patent-protected, synthetic CBD that is formulated as a permeation-enhanced gel for transdermal delivery.

Fragile X syndrome (FXS) is an autism spectrum disorder and the most common inherited intellectual disability in males and a significant cause of intellectual disability in females. It is caused by a mutation in the Fragile X Mental Retardation gene located on the X chromosome and leads to dysregulation of the endocannabinoid pathway including the reduction in endogenous cannabinoids (2-AG and anandamide). The disorder negatively affects synaptic function, plasticity and neuronal connections and results in a spectrum of intellectual disabilities, social anxiety and memory problems.  In the US, there are about 71,000 patients suffering with FXS.

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