Entera Bio Appoints Dr. Rachel B Wagman as Key Clinical Advisor and Scientific Advisory Board Member

JERUSALEM, May 15, 2024 (GLOBE NEWSWIRE) -- Entera Bio Ltd. (NASDAQ: ENTX), (“Entera” or the “Company”), a leader in the development of orally delivered peptides and small therapeutic proteins, today announced the appointment of Rachel B Wagman, MD, FACE, FACP, as Key Clinical Advisor and Member of its Scientific Advisory Board. Dr. Wagman brings more than 20 years of metabolic bone disease and women’s health research and drug development experience to Entera. She has successfully advanced the development of five molecules, including the osteoporosis products teriparatide (Forteo®), denosumab (Prolia®) and romosozumab (Evenity®) through clinical development, registration, and lifecycle management.

“Rachel’s patient-focused approach and track record advancing multiple blockbuster treatments through clinical development to registration, coupled with her therapeutic specializations in the specific areas Entera is focused on, is a significant advantage in the continued build out of our oral peptide pipeline. We are extremely excited to welcome Rachel to Entera,” said Miranda Toledano, CEO of Entera.

“I have been committed to bring innovative medicines to patients whose needs are not met with current treatment options. In osteoporosis, complacency is the largest barrier to help patients reduce the risk for fracture. Identification of new options to address their needs remains an important enterprise,” said Dr. Wagman. “Entera’s unique oral peptide delivery technology platform offers the prospect to address several chronic metabolic disorders. I am delighted to have the opportunity to work with the talented Entera team and support their work, which has the potential to significantly improve patient care.”

Dr. Wagman’s clinical leadership experiences include progressive roles at Eli Lilly, Amgen, and Myovant Sciences, where, as Senior Vice President, Clinical Development, she integrated Myovant’s development portfolio into the newly-established Sumitomo Pharma America. She completed her BA at the University of Pennsylvania, MD at Jefferson Medical College, Internal Medicine residency at Thomas Jefferson University Hospital, and postdoctoral fellowship in Endocrinology, Gerontology, and Metabolism at Stanford University School of Medicine. She is a Fellow of both the American College of Endocrinology and the American College of Physicians and holds dual board certifications in Internal Medicine and Endocrinology, Diabetes, and Metabolism.

About Entera Bio

Entera is a clinical stage company focused on developing oral peptide or protein replacement therapies for significant unmet medical needs where an oral tablet form holds the potential to transform the standard of care. The Company leverages on a disruptive and proprietary technology platform (N-Tab™) and its pipeline includes five differentiated, first-in-class oral peptide programs, expected to enter the clinic (Phase 1 to Phase 3) by 2025. The Company’s most advanced product candidate, EB613 (oral PTH(1-34)), is being developed as the first oral, osteoanabolic (bone building) once-daily tablet treatment for post-menopausal women with low BMD and high-risk osteoporosis, with no prior fracture. A placebo controlled, dose ranging Phase 2 study of EB613 tablets (n= 161) met primary (PD/bone turnover biomarker) and secondary endpoints (BMD). Entera is preparing to initiate a Phase 3 registrational study for EB613 pursuant to the FDA’s qualification of a quantitative BMD endpoint which is expected to occur by January 2025. The EB612 program is being developed as the first oral PTH(1-34) tablet peptide replacement therapy for hypoparathyroidism. Entera is also developing the first oral oxyntomodulin, a dual targeted GLP1/glucagon peptide, in tablet form for the treatment of obesity; and first oral GLP-2 peptide tablet as an injection-free alternative for patients suffering from rare malabsorption conditions such as short bowel syndrome in collaboration with OPKO Health. For more information on Entera Bio, visit www.enterabio.com or follow us on LinkedIn, Twitter, Facebook, Instagram.

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Important factors that could cause actual results to differ materially from those reflected in Entera’s forward-looking statements include, among others: changes in the interpretation of clinical data; results of our clinical trials; the FDA’s interpretation and review of our results from and analysis of our clinical trials; unexpected changes in our ongoing and planned preclinical development and clinical trials, the timing of and our ability to make regulatory filings and obtain and maintain regulatory approvals for our product candidates; the potential disruption and delay of manufacturing supply chains; loss of available workforce resources, either by Entera or its collaboration and laboratory partners; impacts to research and development or clinical activities that Entera may be contractually obligated to provide; overall regulatory timelines; the size and growth of the potential markets for our product candidates; the scope, progress and costs of developing Entera’s product candidates; Entera’s reliance on third parties to conduct its clinical trials; Entera’s expectations regarding licensing, business transactions and strategic collaborations; Entera’s operation as a development stage company with limited operating history; Entera’s ability to continue as a going concern absent access to sources of liquidity; Entera’s ability to obtain and maintain regulatory approval for any of its product candidates; Entera’s ability to comply with Nasdaq’s minimum listing standards and other matters related to compliance with the requirements of being a public company in the United States; Entera’s intellectual property position and its ability to protect its intellectual property; and other factors that are described in the “Cautionary Statements Regarding Forward-Looking Statements,” “Risk Factors” and “Management’s Discussion and Analysis of Financial Condition and Results of Operations” sections of Entera’s most recent Annual Report on Form 10-K filed with the SEC, as well as the company’s subsequently filed Quarterly Reports on Form 10-Q and Current Reports on Form 8-K. There can be no assurance that the actual results or developments anticipated by Entera will be realized or, even if substantially realized, that they will have the expected consequences to, or effects on, Entera. Therefore, no assurance can be given that the outcomes stated or implied in such forward-looking statements and estimates will be achieved. Entera cautions investors not to rely on the forward-looking statements Entera makes in this press release. The information in this press release is provided only as of the date of this press release, and Entera undertakes no obligation to update or revise publicly any forward-looking statements, whether as a result of new information, future events or otherwise, except to the extent required by law.


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