Novan Announces Late-Breaking Abstract Accepted for Presentation at American Academy of Dermatology’s (AAD) 2022 Annual Meeting

DURHAM, N.C., March 24, 2022 (GLOBE NEWSWIRE) -- Novan, Inc. (“the Company” or “Novan”) (Nasdaq: NOVN), today announced that data from its pivotal Phase 3 study of berdazimer gel 10.3% (SB206) for the treatment of molluscum contagiosum was selected for an oral presentation at a late-breaker session at the American Academy of Dermatology’s (AAD) 2022 Annual Meeting.

Details of the abstract presentation are as follows:

Title:Berdazimer 10.3% Gel (SB206): A Novel, Topical Nitric Oxide Releasing Medication: Results from a Pivotal Phase 3 Study in Patients (Children and Adults) with Molluscum Contagiosum
Session:  Clinical Studies/Pediatric
Date & Time:March 26, 2022, at 10:20am ET
Location:Rm. 253A

The presentation will be given by Dr. John Browning M.D., F.A.A.D, F.A.A.P., MBA, Adjunct Associate Professor of Pediatrics and Dermatology at UT Health San Antonio and Baylor College of Medicine, and a Principal Investigator in the B-SIMPLE4 study.

“We are pleased to present the compelling data from our Phase 3 study, BSIMPLE-4, at this prestigious dermatology event. Molluscum is a highly contagious skin virus affecting many children that currently has no FDA-approved prescription drug treatment options. Based on the robust clinical data demonstrated to date, if approved, we believe our topical berdazimer gel 10.3% could offer patients and caregivers a safe and effective self-applied medication to treat molluscum,” commented Tomoko Maeda-Chubachi, M.D., Ph.D., MBA, Chief Medical Officer of Novan.

About Novan

Novan, Inc. is a specialty dermatology company focused on researching, developing and marketing innovative therapeutic products for skin diseases. Through our acquisition of EPI Health, we sell products for acne, rosacea, dermatosis, and psoriasis. Our goal is to deliver safe and efficacious therapies where there are unmet medical needs. We are developing SB206 (berdazimer gel 10.3%) as a topical prescription gel for the treatment of viral skin infections, with a current focus on molluscum contagiosum. We have a pipeline of product candidates using our proprietary nitric oxide-based technology platform, NITRICIL™, to generate new treatments for multiple indications.

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Jenene Thomas