ZZ Biotech Initiates Phase 1 Study with 3K3A-APC for the Treatment of Acute Ischemic Stroke

HOUSTON, Texas, August 8, 2012—ZZ Biotech, LLC today announced that it has commenced dosing healthy volunteers in a Phase 1 clinical study with 3K3A-APC, a recombinant variant of human activated protein C (APC), being developed for the treatment of acute ischemic stroke.

The Phase 1 study is a randomized, double-blind, placebo-controlled, single-center trial that will investigate the safety and pharmacokinetics of single and multiple ascending doses of 3K3A-APC in healthy adult volunteers. Approximately 62 eligible adult subjects will be assigned sequentially to 1 of 10 cohorts, at successively higher single doses, followed by successively higher multiple doses. Results of the study are anticipated in the first quarter of 2013.

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Experimental Drug May Extend Therapeutic Window for Stroke

Clinical safety trials in humans to start this summer

LOS ANGELES, July 17, 2012 — A team led by a physician-scientist at the University of Southern California (USC) has created an experimental drug that reduces brain damage and improves motor skills among stroke-afflicted rodents when given with federally approved clot-busting therapy.

Clinical trials to test the safety of the drug in people are expected to start later this summer.

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