SAN FRANCISCO, Jan. 12, 2012 /PRNewswire/ -- Inverseon, Inc., a pharmaceutical company developing drug therapies for the treatment of pulmonary disorders, announced that while it anticipates that its asthma program will advance with non-dilutive grants, it is focused on smoking cessation as the initial indication for INV102.
William J. Garner, MD, Chairman, said, "The prioritization of smoking cessation, and also an inhaled COPD program, makes sense for Inverseon given the regulatory hurdles in key markets. We credit Dr. Glass for this refinement of our priorities. Mitchell Glass's extensive drug development background, relationships with the respiratory community, and experience with the strategic development and commercialization of therapeutics will be a major asset for Inverseon as the company advances its lead product (INV102) towards commercialization."
"Inverseon has provided critical support for the use of beta-adrenergic receptor inverse agonists for treating respiratory diseases. The founder's basic scientific breakthroughs provide a rational explanation for our previous success in developing carvedilol for heart failure while I was at SmithKline Beecham and provide a rationale for using INV102 for treating COPD. Two Phase II asthma trials are supportive of further development for chronic pulmonary diseases," said Dr. Glass. "We are now collaborating with granting agencies for further development of INV102 in asthma and preparing for expanded internal Phase II clinical trials demonstrating safety and efficacy of INV102 as a treatment to aid smoking cessation and chronic bronchitis."
About Inverseon, Inc.
Founded in 2004, Inverseon is a privately held company with product development programs in Phase II that target significant unmet medical needs and major market opportunities in chronic pulmonary diseases such as COPD and asthma. Inverseon was founded based on the original work of Prof. Richard Bond of the University of Houston. Professor Bond termed the effects "Paradoxical Pharmacology," based on the divergence of acute versus chronic effects of certain drugs in chronic diseases. For further information, please visit Inverseon's website at http://www.inverseon.com.
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