Timber Pharmaceuticals Receives Decision to Grant Japanese Patent for Lead Asset TMB-001

- Company is evaluating a topical pharmaceutical composition of isotretinoin for the treatment of moderate to severe subtypes of congenital ichthyosis -

Basking Ridge, NJ, April 28, 2021 (GLOBE NEWSWIRE) -- via NewMediaWire -- Timber Pharmaceuticals, Inc. ("Timber" or the “Company”) (NYSE American: TMBR), a biopharmaceutical company focused on the development and commercialization of treatments for rare and orphan dermatologic diseases, today announced that the Japanese Patent Office has decided to grant a patent (No. 2018-542677) for its lead asset, TMB-001, the Company’s topical pharmaceutical composition of isotretinoin that is currently being evaluated for the treatment of moderate to severe subtypes of congenital ichthyosis (CI).

“We are focused on continuing to advance our clinical development program and have made great strides in protecting our proprietary lead candidate, now with additional patent protection in Japan following U.S. patent allowance,” said John Koconis, Chairman and Chief Executive Officer of Timber. “Many dermatologists are familiar with oral isotretinoin. By formulating isotretinoin into a topical formulation, it may be possible to reduce systemic absorption, potentially allowing for chronic use over larger areas of the body.”

CI is a group of rare genetic keratinization disorders that lead to dry, thickened, and scaling skin. People living with CI may have limited range of motion, chronic itching, an inability to sweat normally, high risk of secondary infections, and impaired eyesight or hearing. The management of CI is a life-long endeavor, which remains largely symptomatic and commonly focused on reducing scaling and/or skin lubrication with both systemic and topical treatments.

In 2018, the FDA awarded TMB-001 a $1.5 million grant to support Phase 2a and Phase 2b clinical trials through its Orphan Products Clinical Trials Grant program. Timber is currently advancing the Phase 2b CONTROL studyevaluating TMB-001 in patients with moderate to severe CI. It is a randomized, double-blind, vehicle-controlled study to investigate the safety and efficacy of two concentrations of TMB-001.

About Timber Pharmaceuticals, Inc.

Timber Pharmaceuticals, Inc. is a biopharmaceutical company focused on the development and commercialization of treatments for rare and orphan dermatologic diseases. The Company's investigational therapies have proven mechanisms-of-action backed by decades of clinical experience and well-established CMC (chemistry, manufacturing and control) and safety profiles. The Company is initially focused on developing non-systemic treatments for rare dermatologic diseases including congenital ichthyosis (CI), facial angiofibromas (FAs) in tuberous sclerosis complex (TSC), and scleroderma. For more information, visit www.timberpharma.com.

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