Daré Bioscience Announces Initiation of Subject Enrollment in a Phase 1 Thermography Study to Support Pharmacodynamic and Pharmacokinetic Characterization of Sildenafil Cream, 3.6%
Phase 1 Thermography Study Quantitative Data Expected to Complement Patient Reported Outcome Data Collected in the Exploratory Phase 2b RESPOND At-Home Study
Topline Data for the Exploratory Phase 2b RESPOND Study Anticipated in 2Q-2023
FSAD is the inability to reach or maintain a sufficient physical response to sexual stimulation and, of the various types of female sexual dysfunction disorders, FSAD is most analogous to erectile dysfunction (ED) in men. Sildenafil is the active ingredient in a tablet for oral administration currently marketed under the brand name Viagra® for the treatment of ED in men. Sildenafil Cream is an investigational proprietary topical cream formulation specifically designed to increase blood flow to the genital tissue in women. If successful, Sildenafil Cream has the potential to be the first FDA-approved treatment for FSAD.
“This Phase 1, single-dose, double-blind, placebo-controlled, 3-way crossover study will utilize thermography to assess the pharmacodynamics and pharmacokinetics Sildenafil Cream in comparison with versions of the cream without the active ingredient, sildenafil,” said
During the thermography study, vulvar temperature, a surrogate for vulvar blood flow, will be recorded by thermography in a clinic setting. Increasing blood flow to the genital tissue, as Sildenafil Cream is designed to do, has the potential to improve genital arousal response and overall sexual experience for women. Unlike the oral formulations of PDE-5 inhibitors, Sildenafil Cream is designed to be applied locally to the vaginal tissue prior to sexual activity to facilitate vasodilation and increase blood flow directly to the genital tissue to improve the physical arousal response to address the lack of those genital arousal sensations commonly associated with FSAD.
“We are excited to announce that enrollment is underway in this important supplemental thermography study,” said
The Phase 1 thermography study of Sildenafil Cream is expected to enroll approximately 15 women and be completed in 2023.
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Daré Bioscience is a biopharmaceutical company committed to advancing innovative products for women’s health. The company’s mission is to identify, develop and bring to market a diverse portfolio of differentiated therapies that prioritize women's health and well-being, expand treatment options, and improve outcomes, primarily in the areas of contraception, vaginal health, reproductive health, menopause, sexual health and fertility.
Daré’s first FDA-approved product, XACIATO™ (clindamycin phosphate) vaginal gel, 2% is a lincosamide antibacterial indicated for the treatment of bacterial vaginosis in female patients 12 years of age and older, which is under a global license agreement with Organon. XACIATO is a clear, colorless, viscous gel, to be administered once intravaginally as a single dose. Daré’s portfolio also includes potential first-in-category candidates in clinical development: Ovaprene®, a novel, hormone-free monthly intravaginal contraceptive whose
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