Intrommune Therapeutics, a biopharmaceutical company developing a patient-friendly platform for the treatment of food allergies, announced today that it will be presenting at the Eighth Annual BioNJ BioPartnering Conference on Thursday, May 3, 2018.
Michael Nelson, JD, Co-Founder and CEO of Intrommune Therapeutics, said, “We are pleased to have the chance to present at the BioNJ BioPartnering conference and to update the local healthcare community on Intrommune Therapeutics’ progress.”
Intrommune’s lead product candidate, INT-301, is being developed for the treatment of peanut allergy. INT-301 is based on the oral mucosal immunotherapy (OMIT) platform, which enables daily administration of treatment to desensitize a patient to peanuts while the patient brushes their teeth. Peanut allergy is a potentially deadly disease which affects 1.5 million American children, costing families of patients $6 billion per year. There is currently no approved treatment for this condition.
In March, Intrommune’s technology licensor, Allovate Therapeutics, announced the issuance of Japan Patent Number JP6239066 titled, “Methods, Articles and Kits for Allergic Desensitization, via the Oral Mucosa.” This is the second Japanese OMIT patent in Intrommune’s IP portfolio, which also includes issued and pending patents in other key market territories across the globe.
In addition to peanut allergy, Intrommune plans to develop OMIT treatments for other common food allergies. Although more than 170 foods have been reported to cause allergic reactions, there are a key group of eight foods – milk, egg, peanut, tree nuts, wheat, soy, fish and crustacean shellfish – that are responsible for most of the serious food allergy reactions in the United States.