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Forte Biosciences, Inc. Announces Issuance of New U.S. Patent


TORRANCE, Calif.--()--Forte Biosciences, Inc. (NASDAQ: FBRX), a clinical-stage biopharmaceutical company, today announced the issuance of its seventh U.S. patent (10,682,379), broadening protection to include methods for culturing gram negative bacteria from the skin. Together with the six U.S. patents previously issued, Forte now has extensive patent protection covering the composition and method of use of our technology focused on inflammatory skin conditions.

“As we continue advancing FB-401 in the clinic, we are very pleased to have our proprietary work further protected with a seventh patent issued from the USPTO,” said Paul Wagner, Forte’s CEO. “FB-401, a live biotherapeutic developed together with the National Institute of Health (“NIH”) and the National Institute of Allergy and Infectious Diseases (“NIAID”), represents an innovative approach to treating inflammatory skin diseases including atopic dermatitis, and we look forward to dosing our first patient in the upcoming clinical trial in mid 2020.”

About Forte

Forte Biosciences, Inc. is a clinical stage, dermatology company developing a live biotherapeutic, FB-401, for the treatment of inflammatory skin diseases. FB-401 has completed Phase 1/2a testing in adult and pediatric (3 years of age and older) patients with atopic dermatitis. There is a significant unmet need for safe and effective therapies particularly for pediatric atopic dermatitis patients. Forte plans to advance FB-401 into a randomized Phase 2 clinical trial in mid-2020.

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Source: Forte Biosciences, Inc.


Forte Biosciences, Inc.
Paul Wagner, CEO

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