Ampio Announces Enrollment Completion for Intravenous (“IV”) COVID-19 Clinical Trial & Provides Update on Osteoarthritis of the Knee (“OAK”) Clinical Trial

ENGLEWOOD, Colo., September 4, 2020, /PRNewswire/ — Ampio Pharmaceuticals, Inc. (NYSE American: AMPE), a biopharmaceutical company focused on the advancement of immunology-based therapies for prevalent inflammatory conditions announces the following:

  • Enrollment has been completed for the AmpionTM Phase I US based clinical trial for IV treatment of COVID-19 patients requiring supplemental oxygen. The final results from the 5-day treatment will be reported when the Safety Monitoring Committee (“SMC”) and the Principal Investigator complete their evaluations which we expect should occur within the next week.
  • The current Ampion Phase III clinical trial (“AP-013”) of an intra-articular injection of Ampion for treatment of severe OAK, was paused in April 2020 due to significant logistical issues associated with the COVID-19 pandemic. Recently, the FDA has provided guidance specifically designed to assist the pharmaceutical industry with viable options for evaluating data from clinical trials which were adversely impacted by the pandemic. In order to remain in compliance with such guidance, we will continue to remain blinded to the trial results achieved prior to pausing the trial, however, we are confident there will be sufficient objective information to support the submission of our proposal to the FDA. Our plan is to have this proposal completed and sent to the FDA early in the 4th quarter 2020.    

About Ampio Pharmaceuticals                                                                                                           

Ampio Pharmaceuticals, Inc. is a development stage biopharmaceutical company primarily focused on the development of Ampion, our product candidate, to treat prevalent inflammatory conditions for which there are limited treatment options. Ampio’s lead drug, Ampion, is backed by an extensive patent portfolio with intellectual property protection extending through 2032 and will be eligible for 12-year FDA market exclusivity upon approval as a novel biologic under the biologics price competition and innovation act (“BPCIA”).

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Ampio’s statements in this press release that are not historical fact, and that relate to future plans or events, are forward-looking statements within the meaning of the Private Securities Litigation Reform Act of 1995. Forward-looking statements can be identified by the use of words such as “believe,” “expect,” “plan,” “anticipate,” and similar expressions. These forward-looking statements include statements regarding Ampio’s expectations with respect to Ampion™ and its classification, as well as those associated with regulatory approvals and other FDA decisions, the Biological License Application (“BLA”), the ability of Ampio to enter  into partnering arrangements,  clinical trials and decisions and changes in business conditions and similar events, the ability to receive regulatory approval to conduct clinical trials, that Ampion may be used to treat ARDS induced by COVID-19, all of which are inherently subject to various risks and uncertainties. The risks and uncertainties involved include those detailed from time to time in Ampio’s filings with the Securities and Exchange Commission, including without limitation, under Ampio’s Annual Report on Form 10-K and other documents filed with the Securities and Exchange Commission. Ampio undertakes no obligation to revise or update these forward-looking statements, whether as a result of new information, future events or otherwise.

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