Dec. 21, 2015
SciClone Pharmaceuticals, Inc. announced on Dec. 21, 2015 that it plans to pursue development and registration of SGX942 in the Greater China market, for the treatment of oral mucositis. SGX942 is being developed by Soligenix, Inc., which recently reported positive preliminary results from its Phase 2 clinical trial for the treatment of oral mucositis in head and neck cancer. SGX942 is an innate defense regulator (IDR), a new class of short, synthetic peptides, with a novel mechanism of action in that it modulates the body's reaction to both injury and infection towards an anti-inflammatory and an anti-infective response. The Phase 2 preliminary results reported by Soligenix showed a significant reduction in the duration of severe oral mucositis in patients receiving chemoradiation therapy for treatment of their head and neck cancer.