VANCOUVER, Nov. 4, 2014 /CNW/ - iCo Therapeutics ("iCo" or "the Company") (TSX-V: ICO) (OTCQX: ICOTF), today announced that presentations regarding the company's Oral Amphotericin B drug candidate will be made at the American Association of Pharmaceutical Scientists (AAPS) Annual Meeting and Exposition. The event takes place at the San Diego Convention Center November 2 – 6.
Dr. Kishor M. Wasan, Professor and Dean, College of Pharmacy and Nutrition at the University of Saskatchewan, will present the following:
- Poster on November 4 between 9:30 and 12:30: T2099 - Novel Oral Amphotericin B Formulation Remains Highly Effective against Murine Systemic Candidiasis following Exposure to Tropical Temperature
- Panel Moderation on November 5 from 9:00 – 11:00: Antimicrobials, Super BUGS and Global Health
- Presentation on November 5 from 2:25 to 2:50: Development of a Tropically Stable Oral Lipid Formulation of Amphotericin B for the Treatment of Systemic Fungal Infections and Visceral Leishmaniasis
Dr. Kishor Wasan, along with Dr. Ellen Wasan, Assistant Professor, College of Pharmacy and Nutrition, University of Saskatchewan, invented the delivery technology at the University of British Columbia in 2008.
About iCo Therapeutics
iCo Therapeutics in-licenses and redefines existing drug candidates or generics by employing reformulation and delivery technologies for new or expanded use indications. The Company has exclusive worldwide rights to iCo-007 and iCo-008, as well as an oral drug delivery platform. The first platform candidate being tested is the Oral Amp B Delivery system, utilizing a known anti-fungal drug to treat latent HIV reservoirs, parasitic and life-threatening infectious diseases. iCo trades on the TSX Venture Exchange under the symbol "ICO" and the OTCQX under the symbol "ICOTF". For more information, visit the Company website at: www.icotherapeutics.com.
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