Dermira Announces Late-Breaking Oral Presentation on DRM01 in Acne at 2015 AAD Annual Meeting

Positive Results of Phase 2a Trial to be Presented on March 20, 2015


MENLO PARK, Calif., March 12, 2015 (GLOBE NEWSWIRE) -- Dermira, Inc. (Nasdaq:DERM), a specialty biopharmaceutical company focused on bringing innovative and differentiated products to dermatologists and their patients, today announced that clinical data from its DRM01 Phase 2a trial in acne will be presented at the Late-Breaking Research in Dermatology Forums during the American Academy of Dermatology (AAD) Annual Meeting being held March 20-24, 2015, in San Francisco. The data will be presented by Robert Bissonnette, M.D. of Innovaderm Research, Inc.

The details of the presentation are as follows:

Title: DRM01, a Novel Topical Sebum Inhibitor, Demonstrates Significant Reduction in Acne Lesions in a Phase 2a, Randomized, Vehicle-Controlled Study in Subjects with Facial Acne Vulgaris
Date and Time: Friday, March 20, 2015, at 4:42 p.m. PT
Session: Late-Breaking Research in Dermatology Forums (3:30-5:30 p.m. PT)
Room: The Moscone Center, Room 2022 (West Bldg.)
Abstract Number: 2519

About DRM01

DRM01 is a novel, topical, small-molecule sebum inhibitor in development for the treatment of acne. Sebum is an oily substance made up of lipids produced by glands in the skin called sebaceous glands, and excessive sebum production is an important aspect of acne that is not addressed by available topical therapies. DRM01 is designed to exert its effect by inhibiting acetyl coenzyme-A carboxylase, an enzyme that plays an important role in the synthesis of fatty acids, a type of lipid that represents an essential component of the majority of sebum lipids. Dermira intends to commence a Phase 2b clinical program in the first half of 2015.

About Dermira

Dermira is a specialty biopharmaceutical company focused on bringing innovative and differentiated products to dermatologists and their patients. Dermira's portfolio of five product candidates targets significant market opportunities and includes three late‐stage product candidates, CIMZIA® (certolizumab pegol), in Phase 3 development in collaboration with UCB Pharma S.A. for the treatment of moderate-to-severe plaque psoriasis; DRM04, a topical treatment for hyperhidrosis; and, DRM01, a topical sebum inhibitor for the treatment of acne. Dermira is headquartered in Menlo Park, California. For more information, please visit

Forward-Looking Statements

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