RAPT Therapeutics begins phase 2b trial of oral therapy RPT193 for eczema

May 23, 2022 10:48 AM ETRAPT Therapeutics, Inc. (RAPT)By: Ravikash, SA News Editor

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  • RAPT Therapeutics (NASDAQ:RAPT) said it began a phase 2b of oral drug RPT193 as a standalone therapy for patients with moderate-to-severe atopic dermatitis (AD), also known as eczema.
  • The 16-week U.S.-based trial will compare three oral dose levels of RPT193 (50, 200 and 400 mg once daily) to placebo.
  • "Our Phase 1b trial results support the potential of RPT193 as a safe, once-daily, oral treatment for AD that would be an attractive therapeutic alternative ahead of injectable drugs," said RAPT President and CEO Brian Wong.
  • Wong also said that the company plans to expand development of RPT193 into a phase 2a trial in asthma in H2 2022.

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