Data expected Q1 2022 on efficacy of JW-200 to clear AK lesions, a common form of pre-cancerous growth that left untreated can lead to cancer in up to 15% of patients
JUPITER, FL / ACCESSWIRE / February 18, 2022 / Jupiter Wellness, Inc. (NASDAQ:JUPW) today announced it has completed recruitment in its clinical trial of JW-200 for the treatment of actinic keratosis (AK), a common form of pre-cancerous growths that typically present as thick scaly lesions on sun exposed skin. If left untreated, up to 15.1% of patients with 10 or more AK lesions will develop keratinocyte carcinoma.
The current standard of care for AK is surgical removal and/or medication. Treatments on the market include creams that may cause adverse side effects including intense local inflammation. Jupiter's proprietary JW-200 is a dual mechanism of action cox 2 inhibitor comprised of cannabidiol and aspartame developed to offer rapid efficacy and relief in AK lesion clearance, as well as being a critical prophylactic treatment for skin cancer.
Approximately 100 patients with AK lesions on defined areas of either the face, scalp, arms, or hands were enrolled in the double-blind, randomized, placebo-controlled trial. The study measures the percentage of patients with complete clearance of AK following twice daily dosing of topical JW-200.
"We expect to report results in the next 30 days in this international study in Europe with a protocol similar to an FDA Phase 1/2. Should the study results prove favorable, Jupiter will be well positioned to launch an OTC product," stated Jupiter CEO Brian John.
An estimated 58 million Americans have one or more AK lesions. The skin cancer treatment market was worth $8.19 billion in 2019 and is growing at a CAGR of 7.5%, expected to reach $14.55 billion by 2027.
About Jupiter Wellness
Jupiter Wellness, Inc. (NASDAQ:JUPW) is a leading developer of pharmaceutical cannabinoids focused on skincare therapeutics and treatments. The Company's product pipeline incorporates cannabidiol (CBD) to address indications including psoriasis, eczema, burns, herpes cold sores, and skin cancer. Jupiter generates revenue from a growing line of proprietary over-the-counter skincare products including its CaniSun™ sunscreen and other wellness brands sold through www.cbdcaring.com. For additional information, please visit www.jupiterwellness.com.
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