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Zosano Announces Publication on Adhesive Dermally-Applied Microarray (ADAM™) Technology for the Delivery of Zolmitriptan in Migraine in Journal of Pharmaceutics

Peer reviewed article evaluates effect of skin models on in vitro performance of ADAM

FREMONT, Calif., June 20, 2018 (GLOBE NEWSWIRE) -- Zosano Pharma Corporation (NASDAQ:ZSAN) (“Zosano” or the “Company”), a clinical-stage biopharmaceutical company focused on providing rapid systemic administration of therapeutics to subjects using its proprietary Adhesive Dermally-Applied Microarray (“ADAM™”) technology, today announces the recent publication of a peer-reviewed paper regarding ADAM technology for the delivery of zolmitriptan in the Journal of Pharmaceutics.

“Our in vitro study presents guidance on use of the appropriate skin model to assess intracutaneous delivery of compounds using the ADAM platform.  This particular study, assessing the intracutaneous delivery of zolmitriptan, is the first of its kind and we are excited to present the results,” said Hayley Lewis, senior vice president, operations at Zosano Pharma.

Data published in the Journal of Pharmaceutics evaluated how different in vitro skin models influenced the absorption of zolmitriptan with ADAM technology. This standardized method of testing produced a model for evaluating the efficiency of intracutaneous delivery of zolmitriptan.  The model will be helpful as Zosano continues to assess the efficiency of small molecules delivered with ADAM.

About M207

M207 is our proprietary formulation of zolmitriptan delivered utilizing Zosano's proprietary ADAM technology.  Zosano's ADAM technology consists of titanium microprojections coated with drug, and in the case of M207, our formulation of zolmitriptan.  The drug-coated microneedles physically break through the stratum corneum and penetrate into the epidermis and dermis, where the dry drug coating is dissolved by the surrounding skin interstitial fluid.  In February 2017, the Company announced statistically significant results from the ZOTRIP pivotal study, which demonstrated that the 3.8mg dose of M207 met both co-primary endpoints, achieving pain freedom and most bothersome symptom freedom at 2 hours.  In November 2017, the Company announced the initiation of its long-term safety study evaluating M207 and expects to file an NDA for M207 in the fourth quarter of 2019.

Forward-Looking Statements

This press release contains forward-looking statements regarding the timing of expected clinical development milestones, sufficiency of our capital resources and need for future funding and other future events and expectations. Readers are urged to consider statements that include the words "may," "will," "would," "could," "should," "might," "believes," "estimates," "projects," "potential," "expects," "plans," "anticipates," "intends," "continues," "forecast," "designed," "goal," "unaudited," "approximately" or the negative of those words or other comparable words to be uncertain and forward-looking. These statements are subject to risks and uncertainties that are difficult to predict and actual outcomes may differ materially. These include risks and uncertainties, without limitation, associated with the process of discovering, developing and commercializing products that are safe and effective for use as human therapeutics, risks inherent in the effort to build a business around such products and other risks and uncertainties described under the heading "Risk Factors" in the Company's most recent annual report on Form 10-K. Although we believe that the expectations reflected in these forward-looking statements are reasonable, we cannot in any way guarantee that the future results, level of activity, performance or events and circumstances reflected in forward-looking statements will be achieved or occur. All forward-looking statements are based on information currently available to Zosano and Zosano assumes no obligation to update any such forward-looking statements.

Zosano Contact:
John Walker
Chief Executive Officer and Chairman of the Board
510-745-1200

Media Contact:
Sara Zelkovic
LifeSci Public Relations
sara@lifescipublicrelations.com
212-916-2575

Wednesday, June 20, 2018 - 08:30

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