URBANDALE, Iowa, March 10, 2017, STLT, /PRNewswire/ — Spotlight Innovation Inc. (OTCQB: STLT) today announced that its subsidiary Celtic Biotech has begun Part 2 of its Phase I dose escalation safety study, Crotoxin in Patients with Advanced Cancer using an Intravenous Route of Administration. ImmunoClin Ltd., a company specializing in clinical development, is the contract research organization (CRO) overseeing the study conduct.
Part 2 of the Phase I study uses a revised protocol designed to determine whether faster dose escalation can be attained in a shortened time frame without increased risk to patients. The trial is being conducted at the Department of Medical Oncology at Pitié-Salpêtrière Hospital in Paris under the direction of Principal Investigator Maria A. Gil-Delgado, MD, PhD. Dr. Gil-Delgado is a member of the American Society of Clinical Oncology (ASCO). Noted French oncologist David Khayat, MD, PhD, FASCO, a Board Member of ASCO, is serving as Principal Scientific Advisor.
John Krohn, Spotlight Innovation’s President and Chief Operating Officer, said, “Commencement of Part 2 of this study is a significant step in our cancer drug development program. Crotoxin is an important new potential treatment option for patients with advanced solid tumors, and we are pleased with our progress in the clinical trial process.”
Oncology is one of four focus areas within Spotlight Innovation’s research and development pipeline; the others are chronic pain, Zika virus infection and spinal muscular atrophy (SMA).
About Spotlight Innovation Inc.
Spotlight Innovation Inc. (OTCQB: STLT) identifies and acquires rights to innovative, proprietary technologies designed to address unmet medical needs, with an emphasis on rare, emerging and neglected diseases. To find and evaluate unique opportunities, we leverage our extensive relationships with leading scientists, academic institutions and other sources. We provide value-added development capability to accelerate development progress. When scientifically significant benchmarks have been achieved, we will endeavor to partner with proven market leaders via sale, out-license or strategic alliance. For more information, visit www.spotlightinnovation.com or follow us on www.twitter.com/spotlightinno.
About Celtic Biotech Iowa, Inc.
Spotlight Innovation subsidiary Celtic Biotech Iowa, Inc., is developing novel therapeutic products for the treatment of cancer. Derived from specialized receptor binding proteins found in snake venom, these product candidates have the potential to reduce treatment costs, increase survival, and improve quality-of-life for cancer patients.
About the ImmunoClin Corporation
ImmunoClin Corporation (OTCQB: IMCL) is a United States healthcare company with principal office in Washington DC, European headquarters and laboratories in central London, United Kingdom. IMCL’s subsidiary, ImmunoClin Ltd, has been providing quality research and development services to industry for over 16 years. For more information, visit www.immunoclin.com.
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