SAN DIEGO, March 08, 2018 — Adamis Pharmaceuticals Corporation (NASDAQ:ADMP) (“Adamis”) today announced that a study titled “Human Factors Study in Untrained Adolescents Comparing Its Epinephrine Prefilled Syringe (Symjepi™) with EpiPen® Auto-Injector” was recently published in the Annals of Allergy, Asthma and Immunology.
SymjepiTM, a prefilled syringe containing epinephrine for the treatment of anaphylaxis, fared well when compared to the market leader in this published, peer-reviewed study. Human factor studies are very useful to test devices in order to approximate their correct or incorrect use in real situations and in different populations. A human factors study was conducted post-approval to compare the correct use of Symjepi™ compared to EpiPen® in untrained adolescents. Participants were aged 12 to 17 years old, had no familiarity with an epinephrine injector device (naïve) and were not trained during the study. There were 17 male and 17 female subjects with a mean age of 14.7 years.
The participants were randomized into two groups (cohorts) of 17. In the first cohort, participants were provided Symjepi™ devices and asked to imagine experiencing symptoms that required an immediate injection of epinephrine. After simulating an injection with Symjepi™ devices, participants were provided EpiPen® devices and asked to attempt a second injection. Participants in the second cohort were provided EpiPen® devices first, then asked to attempt a second injection with the Symjepi™ devices.
Among all injection attempts, there were no use errors for the Symjepi™ device (0/34). All 34 participants successfully completed all steps in order to simulate an epinephrine injection with the Symjepi™ device. However, a total of four errors (4/34) were observed for the EpiPen® with three of four incorrectly injecting their thumb. All four errors were considered critical use errors that could have a negative impact on the effective treatment of anaphylaxis.
The 12% error rate for participants attempting to use EpiPen® in this study was similar to the use error rate observed in another published study of untrained participants which had an 11% failure rate. It is noteworthy to understand why untrained adolescents were used in this study. This is the largest population of fatalities caused by anaphylaxis due to foods. Food allergies contribute to as many as 70% of all food related deaths. Therefore, proper use of epinephrine injection devices is of paramount importance in this age group.
Dr. Dennis J. Carlo, President and CEO of Adamis, stated, “This study demonstrates the ease of using Symjepi™. We believe Symjepi™ will provide a small, non-threatening, intuitive alternative to the market-leading auto-injectors.” Dr. Ronald Moss, Chief Medical Officer of Adamis, added, “The correct use of a device with epinephrine is critical to effectively treating a life-threatening episode. This prospective human factor study supports the ease and correct use of Symjepi™ for the acute treatment of anaphylaxis.”
About Adamis Pharmaceuticals
Adamis Pharmaceuticals Corporation is a specialty biopharmaceutical company focused on developing and commercializing products in the therapeutic areas of respiratory disease and allergy. The company’s first product, Symjepi™ (epinephrine) Injection 0.3mg, was approved for use in the emergency treatment of acute allergic reactions, including anaphylaxis. Adamis’ product pipeline includes HFA metered dose inhaler and dry powder inhaler products for the treatment of bronchospasm and asthma.
The Company’s U.S. Compounding, Inc. (USC) subsidiary, which is registered as a drug compounding outsourcing facility under Section 503B of the U.S. Food, Drug & Cosmetic Act and the U.S. Drug Quality and Security Act, compounds sterile prescription drugs, and certain nonsterile drugs for human and veterinary use, to patients, physician clinics, hospitals, surgery centers and other clients throughout most of the United States.
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