BiPar Sciences Announces Clinical Data Presentations on Lead PARP Inhibitor, BSI-201, at 40th American Society of Clinical Oncol

BRISBANE, Calif., May 15 /PRNewswire/ -- BiPar Sciences, Inc., a privately held biopharmaceutical company developing novel cancer therapies, today announced that data supporting its lead PARP inhibitor, BSI-201, will be presented at the 2008 American Society of Clinical Oncology annual meeting in Chicago.

Findings will be presented from the first in human Phase 1 study of BSI-201, a small-molecule inhibitor of poly-ADP-ribose polymerase (PARP), as a monotherapy in subjects with advanced solid tumors. BiPar will also present a Phase 1b study evaluating BSI-201 in combination with topotecan, gemcitabine, temozolomide and carboplatin/paclitaxel in subjects with advanced solid tumors. The primary objective of these respective studies is to assess the safety profile of BSI-201 when used as a monotherapy and in combination with cytotoxic chemotherapy in subjects with measurable disease.

About BiPar Sciences

BiPar Sciences is a drug development company with a therapeutic focus on exploring novel mechanisms of action in oncology. The lead development program is based on DNA repair, specifically with poly ADP-ribose polymerase (PARP) inhibitors. The lead product within that program is BSI-201, a platform drug with the potential to be a superior new treatment across a range of tumor types, both as monotherapy and in combination with chemotherapy. The company is currently testing BSI-201 in a range of Phase 2 trials in breast, brain and ovarian cancer.

SOURCE BiPar Sciences, Inc.

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