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For the latest media releases and news about Pharmaxis Ltd, please select from the following articles. Material news announcements made by Pharmaxis are first filed with the Australian Securities Exchange (ASX) and are also available on the ASX website.

13th Dec 18

Pharmaxis Announces First Sales of Aridol® in USA

Pharmaceutical research company Pharmaxis (ASX: PXS) today announced the first sales of its asthma diagnostic Aridol® (mannitol bronchial challenge test) in the United States following the relaunch of the product.

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20th Nov 18

Pharmaxis Investor Research Briefing

Including Senior Research Executives from Boehringer Ingelheim and the Garvan Institute

Pharmaxis hosted an investor research briefing on 20th November 2018 featuring presentations by a Boehringer Ingelheim global project manager and a research leader from the Garvan Institute of Medical Research. The event provided an overview of the Pharmaxis drug discovery pipeline including the anti-inflammatory drug currently being developed by Boehringer Ingelheim, work in collaboration with the Garvan Institute of Medical Research on an anti-fibrotic LOX inhibitor targeting pancreatic cancer and the anti-fibrotic LOXL2 inhibitor program.

Pharmaxis CEO Gary Phillips, Board member Dr Kathleen Metters and Head of Drug Discovery Wolfgang Jarolimek provided commercial and scientific perspectives.

Video recordings of all the presentations can be viewed from this link.

20th Nov 18

Pharmaxis Anti-Fibrotic LOX Inhibitor Program for Pancreatic Cancer Ready to Commence Phase 1 Clinical Trials

Pharmaceutical research company Pharmaxis (ASX: PXS) today announced it has completed the preclinical package on its anti-fibrotic Lysyl Oxidase (LOX) program focused on pancreatic cancer and will this week file an ethics submission to enable progress into a Phase 1 clinical trial in healthy volunteers. The trial is planned to commence in the first quarter of 2019. It is the third program from the Company’s amine oxidase chemistry platform to reach the important stage of entering human clinical trials.

Pharmaxis is the first company to progress a small molecule LOX inhibitor into clinical development. The compound is an oral once-a-day drug that inhibits all lysyl oxidase family members (LOX, LOXL1, 2, 3 & 4). It successfully cleared pre-clinical safety and toxicity studies in the third quarter of 2018 and has shown significant reductions in fibrosis in in-vivo models of kidney fibrosis, lung fibrosis, myelofibrosis and pancreatic cancer. Whereas the Pharmaxis selective LOXL2 inhibitors that are currently completing phase 1 studies are suited to chronic fibrotic conditions such as IPF and NASH, this all-encompassing LOX inhibitor is well positioned for the treatment of severe fibrosis as well as cancer with prominent stroma (connective tissue) or fibrotic metastatic niches. Pharmaxis plans to initially develop the compound for pancreatic cancer.

Pharmaxis is collaborating with Garvan Institute of Medical Research to investigate the therapeutic potential of LOX inhibition in pancreatic cancer.

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