VANCOUVER, BRITISH COLUMBIA--(Marketwire - Dec. 7, 2011) - Pacific Therapeutics Ltd. (the "Issuer") (CNSX:PT) is a development stage specialty pharmaceutical company focused on the identification and development of drug candidates to treat diseases of excessive scarring (fibrosis).
Mr. Doug Unwin, President and CEO of the Issuer, is pleased to announce the engagement of CRBIO of Hyderabad, India to conduct a drug-drug interaction study in humans. CRBIO is the clinical trials division of RA Chem Pharma Limited.
The objective of the trial is to investigate the drug-drug interaction between pentoxifylline and and NAC, the active ingredients in the Issuer's lead drug candidate PTL-202. This trial will be an open label, non-randomized study in healthy subjects.
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The Issuer's strategy includes reformulating approved drugs to increase efficacy and patient compliance, completing the further clinical testing, manufacturing and other regulatory requirements sufficient to seek marketing authorizations. This strategy may reduce the risk, time and cost of developing therapies for fibrosis by avoiding the risks associated with basic research and using compounds with unknown safety and toxicity profiles. The company's lead drug candidate is PTL-202 a combination of approved drugs focused on treating fibrosis such as Idiopathic Pulmonary Fibrosis.
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On Behalf of the Board of Directors
Douglas H. Unwin, CEO & President