For families interested in knowing more, contact:
Dr. Caroline Hastings at Children's Hospital Oakland: firstname.lastname@example.org
Dr. Caroline Hastings, a pediatric hematologist/oncologist at UCSF Benioff Children’s Hospital Oakland, discusses her role in treating the first Niemann-Pick Disease Type C (NPC) patients in the U.S. with Trappsol® Cyclo™ and how this grew to a global compassionate-use program for NPC patients, then formal clinical trials at CTD. Dr. Hastings is the Principal Investigator on CTD’s phase I clinical trial, Senior Clinical Advisor on CTD’s phase I/II clinical trial in Europe, and she co-chairs CTD’s Family and Physicians Listening Circle.
Trappsol® Cyclo™ is an experimental treatment for people with Niemann-Pick Disease Type C. It is a proprietary formulation of a ring of sugar molecules known as cyclodextrins. CTD uses hydroxypropyl beta cyclodextrin in its formulation of Trappsol® Cyclo™. Laboratory experiments have shown that Trappsol® Cyclo™ can remove the harmful cholesterol build up from animal cells, and it has been used by NPC patients on a compassionate basis for up to 7 years.
Dr. Benny Liu, a gastroenterologist at Highland Hospital and UCSF Benioff Children’s Hospital, Oakland, California, discusses his groundbreaking research on cyclodextrins as a treatment of Niemann-Pick Disease Type C (NPC), a rare and fatal genetic disease that impacts the brain, lung, liver, spleen, and other organs. Dr. Liu is a member of CTD’s Scientific Advisory Board and a co-Investigator on CTD’s phase I clinical trial using Trappsol® Cyclo™, CTD’s proprietary orphan drug for treatment of NPC.
N. Scott Fine, Chairman and CEO of CTD Holdings, discusses CTD’s evolution from a fine chemicals company to a clinical-stage pharmaceutical company that develops cyclodextrins to treat human disease, particularly the orphan drug Trappsol® Cyclo™ for the treatment of Niemann-Pick Disease Type C, a rare and fatal genetic disease that impacts the brain, lung, liver, spleen, and other organs.
ALACHUA, Fla., Oct. 11, 2018 (GLOBE NEWSWIRE) -- CTD Holdings, Inc. (OTCQB: CTDH), a clinical stage biotechnology company that develops cyclodextrin-based products for the treatment of disease, today announced a one-hour webinar focused on its ongoing US Phase I clinical trial on Niemann-Pick Disease Type C (NPC) using Trappsol® Cyclo™ via an intravenous administration route. Trappsol® Cyclo™ is CTD’s proprietary formulation of hydroxypropyl beta cyclodextrin.
The webinar is intended for NPC patients, their families, and caregivers. The trial is open to NPC patients aged 18 years and older. Participants will be able to send questions to the speakers during the webinar.
"We have received numerous queries from families interested in our trial," said CTD Chairman and CEO, N. Scott Fine. “This webinar provides an opportunity for our company and the leaders of our trial to come together with patients and families in order to share information and experiences.”
Featured participants on this webinar will be:
Mr. N. Scott Fine, CTD Holdings Chairman and CEO,
Dr. Sharon Hrynkow, PhD, CTD Holdings Senior Vice President for Medical Affairs,
Dr. Caroline Hastings, MD, Principal Investigator, Childrens’ Hospital Oakland, CA,
Dr. Darius Adams, MD, Principal Investigator, Morristown Medical Center, NJ, and
Ms. Shannon Reedy, CTD Family Liaison.
The webinar, using the Zoom video conferencing platform, will take place: Tuesday, October 16, 2018 at 8 pm EDT/5 pm PDT
Contact Rima Peret at Accenture (Rima.Peret@accenture.com) for Dial-In Information.
About CTD Holdings:
CTD Holdings, Inc. is a clinical-stage biotechnology company that develops cyclodextrin-based products for the treatment of disease with unmet medical need. The company’s Trappsol® Cyclo™, an orphan drug designated product in the United States and Europe, is used to treat Niemann-Pick Disease Type C, a rare and fatal genetic disease, on a compassionate use basis as well as in two ongoing formal clinical trials (ClinicalTrials.gov NCT02939547 and NCT02912793). Additional indications for the active ingredient in Trappsol® Cyclo™ are in development. For additional information, visit the company’s website: www.ctd-holdings.com
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