Ampio Injects First Patient in Final Pivotal Clinical Trial for Ampion™ BLA

ENGLEWOOD, Colo., June 22, 2017/PRNewswire/ — Ampio Pharmaceuticals, Inc. (NYSE MKT: AMPE) initiates dosing in the AP-003-C, Phase 3, single injection Ampion™ study.  This study addresses the “unmet medical need” in Kellgren-Lawrence (KL) grade 4 osteoarthritis of the knee (OAK), evaluating the efficacy of Ampion™ for the treatment of pain, function, and Patient Global Assessment (PGA) in severe OAK. The study’s primary endpoint follows the Outcome Measures in Rheumatology Clinical Trials (OMERACT) and Osteoarthritis Research Society International (OARSI) guidance, utilizing the OMERACT-OARSI responder rate. https://www.clinicaltrials.gov/ct2/show/NCT03182686

About Osteoarthritis
Osteoarthritis (OA) is a progressive disorder of the joints involving degradation of the intra-articular cartilage, joint lining, ligaments, and bone. The incidence of developing osteoarthritis of the knee over a lifetime is approximately 45%. As this disease is associated with age, obesity, and diabetes, this number will continue to grow. Certain risk factors in conjunction with natural wear and tear lead to the breakdown of cartilage. Osteoarthritis is caused by inflammation of the soft tissue and bony structures of the joint, which worsens over time and leads to progressive thinning of articular cartilage. Other symptoms include narrowing of the joint space, synovial membrane thickening, osteophyte formation and increased density of subchondral bone.

About Ampio Pharmaceuticals
Ampio Pharmaceuticals, Inc. is a development stage biopharmaceutical company primarily focused on the development of therapies to treat prevalent inflammatory conditions for which there are limited treatment options. Ampio is developing compounds that decrease inflammation by (i) inhibiting specific pro-inflammatory compounds by affecting specific pathways at the protein expression and at the transcription level; (ii) activating specific phosphatase or depletion of the available phosphate needed for the inflammation process; and (iii) decreasing vascular permeability.

Forward-Looking Statements
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