NeuroBo Pharmaceuticals Completes Enrollment of Part 1 of Its Phase 2a Clinical Trial Evaluating DA-1241 for the Treatment of MASH

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NeuroBo Pharmaceuticals, Inc. (Nasdaq: NRBO), a clinical-stage biotechnology company focused on transforming cardiometabolic diseases, today announced the completion of enrollment of Part 1 of its two-part, Phase 2a clinical trial evaluating the efficacy and safety, of DA-1241, a novel G-Protein-Coupled Receptor 119 (GPR119) agonist for the treatment of metabolic dysfunction-associated steatohepatitis (MASH). Approximately 49 patients with presumed MASH have been randomized into Part 1 with a 1:2:1 ratio into 3 treatment groups: DA-1241 50 mg, DA-1241 100 mg, or placebo.

“Enrollment of the final patient in Part 1 our Phase 2a clinical trial of DA-1241, in patients with presumed MASH, is another important event in the clinical development of our cardiometabolic assets,” stated Hyung Heon Kim, President and Chief Executive Officer of NeuroBo. “Part 2 of this Phase 2a trial, exploring the efficacy of DA-1241 in combination with sitagliptin, a DPP-4 inhibitor, continues to enroll patients, which we believe will show synergistic effects compared to DA-1241 alone. As previously reported, DA-1241 was well tolerated in healthy volunteers and in patients with type 2 diabetes mellitus (T2DM). Based on the pre-clinical and clinical evidence to date, we believe that the unique mechanism of action of this promising cardiometabolic asset, targeting the inflammation associated with MASH, will translate into a safe and effective treatment for this disease. We look forward to reporting the full trial data expected in the second half of this year.”

Each of the two-parts of the Phase 2a trial of DA-1241 are designed to be 16-week, multicenter, randomized, double-blind, placebo-controlled, parallel clinical studies to evaluate the efficacy and safety of DA-1241 in subjects with presumed MASH. Part 2, which will explore the efficacy of DA-1241 in combination with sitagliptin versus placebo, is expected to enroll approximately 37 subjects who will be randomized in a 2:1 ratio into 2 treatment groups: DA-1241 100 mg/sitagliptin 100 mg or placebo.

For both Part 1 and Part 2, the primary endpoint is the change from baseline in alanine transaminase (ALT) levels at Week 16. Secondary efficacy endpoints include the proportion of subjects with normalization of ALT, absolute change in total cholesterol, low and high-density lipoprotein cholesterol, triglycerides, and free fatty acids from baseline, among others. Safety will be evaluated by monitoring adverse events (AEs) and serious adverse events (SAEs) leading to discontinuation and laboratory abnormalities.

For more information on this clinical trial, please visit: www.clinicaltrials.gov NCT06054815.

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