|Ampio is Amped Up|
|Monday, 11 June 2012 07:52|
Ampio Pharmaceuticals (NASDAQ – AMPE - $3.58) is on the move this morning, up 12%, following favorable clinical trial results news regarding its oral therapy to treat diabetic retinopathy. This disease is complication of diabetes mellitus that damages the retina in the eyes and leads to blindness, and affects about 10% or 2.6M patients in the U.S. With the positive Phase II results in hand, the Company has a Pre-IND Meeting with the FDA in July. Management is likely to seek a partner for its next pivotal trial.
This is on the heels of a meeting to discuss its powerful anti-inflammatory drug that also completed Phase II. Sandwiched between the two, in June, is a Pre-IND meeting to discuss its Phase III-completed premature ejaculation trial. This therapy could be a huge market, even surpassing ED. Already it appears that the Company may sign up a number of foreign partners to market the drug abroad, as it has one on board in Asia already.
We have to do some more work on this, but it would seem to us that having 1 drug that has completed Phase III (and is in a huge market), 2 that have finished Phase II, there is probably a lot of substance here. Most of the drugs seem to have high safety profiles and some IP associated with their processes. At a market cap of only $114M, this could be an interesting play, with the FDA meetings as near term catalysts.
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