Palatin Technologies Announces Halting of Phase I Clinical Trial of Obesity Compound in AstraZeneca Research Collaboration
Palatin Technologies, Inc. (NYSE: PTN) today announced that a Phase I clinical trial being conducted by AstraZeneca of AZD2820, a subcutaneously-administered peptide melanocortin-4 receptor partial agonist under development for the treatment of obesity, has been halted. AZD2820 is a clinical candidate under development by AstraZeneca from a collaborative research program with Palatin Technologies.
The Phase 1 clinical trial of AZD2820 was halted by the Safety Review Committee established by AstraZeneca after meeting a predefined stopping criterion. The stopping criterion was a serious adverse event. It is suspected that the subject may have had an allergic reaction following his first dose. The subject was treated at the clinical site and has fully recovered. A review and investigation of the incident has commenced.
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