AEON Biopharma Provides Update on Development Pipeline

Includes two late-stage clinical programs and two early-stage clinical programs

IRVINE, Calif., May 09, 2024 (GLOBE NEWSWIRE) -- AEON Biopharma, Inc. (“AEON” or the “Company”) (NYSE: AEON), a clinical-stage biopharmaceutical company focused on developing a proprietary botulinum toxin complex for the treatment of multiple debilitating medical conditions, today provided an update on the status of its late-stage clinical pipeline for ABP-450 that targets multiple indications.

“In addition to our early-stage clinical programs, we have multiple late-stage programs designed to show the safety and efficacy of ABP-450 in the treatment of various indications. Several of these programs are ready to advance into the next stage of clinical development. When taking into consideration our clinical pipeline and combining it with our differentiated business model, we see a number of compelling opportunities to pursue,” said Marc Forth, President and Chief Executive Officer of AEON. “While we were disappointed that ABP-450 did not demonstrate statistically significant superiority over placebo in its interim Phase 2 readout for chronic migraine, this does not diminish our enthusiasm for our migraine program, which includes our issued patent (U.S. Patent No. 11,826,405) for our novel migraine injection paradigm, nor the other indications that have well-founded scientific rationale to pursue in clinical trials.”

Portfolio Overview:

  • Migraine.
    • Episodic Migraine - Completed Phase 2 study of ABP-450 for the preventive treatment of episodic migraine. The Company recently held a productive end-of-Phase 2 (EOP2) meeting with the U.S. FDA to present the Company’s Phase 2 episodic migraine study results, which demonstrated a favorable safety profile for patients with episodic migraine and achieved key prespecified secondary endpoints, although it did not statistically separate from placebo with respect to the primary endpoint.  The EOP2 meeting resulted in preliminary alignment on the design and endpoints for the proposed pivotal Phase 3 trial.
    • Chronic Migraine - Ongoing analysis of interim data from the Phase 2 study of ABP-450 in chronic migraine, which did not achieve its primary or secondary endpoints.
  • Cervical Dystonia - Ready to initiate a Phase 3 study of ABP-450 in cervical dystonia (CD), pending finalization of the trial protocol. The Phase 2 study of ABP-450 in adults with CD met primary and secondary endpoints with statistical significance in reducing signs and symptoms associated with CD. The Company presented the Phase 2 CD clinical data at TOXINS 2024 Conference (click here).
  • Gastroparesis - Ready for a Phase 2 study of ABP-450 in gastroparesis; IND already cleared by the FDA.
  • Post-Traumatic Stress Disorder (PTSD) - IND-enabling studies are already planned, which are designed to support the development of ABP-450 in PTSD. The Company recently presented pilot data at the TOXINS 2024 Conference (click here) that confirm the accurate delivery of combination doses of lidocaine and ABP-450, with evidence of appropriate Stellate Ganglion Block (SGB) targeting without significant signs of toxicity. The Company believes these pilot data support future studies of ABP-450 as a potential treatment of PTSD.

About AEON Biopharma

AEON is a clinical stage biopharmaceutical company focused on developing its proprietary botulinum toxin complex, ABP-450 (prabotulinumtoxinA) injection, or ABP-450, for debilitating medical conditions, with an initial focus on the neurosciences market. ABP-450 is the same botulinum toxin complex that is currently approved and marketed for cosmetic indications by Evolus under the name Jeuveau. ABP-450 is manufactured by Daewoong in compliance with current Good Manufacturing Practice, or cGMP, in a facility that has been approved by the U.S. Food and Drug Administration, or the FDA, Health Canada and European Medicines Agency, or EMA. AEON has exclusive development and distribution rights for therapeutic indications of ABP-450 in the United States, Canada, the European Union, the United Kingdom, and certain other international territories. The Company has built a highly experienced management team with specific experience in biopharmaceutical and botulinum toxin development and commercialization. To learn more about AEON, visit

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