Biotech Buzz: Adial and Skye Bioscience Deliver Promising Updates Amid Sector Momentum

0 min read

The biotech and healthcare sectors have seen a flurry of activity in recent weeks, with companies making strides through drug developments, clinical trials, and corporate milestones. Two firms generating buzz today are Adial Pharmaceuticals (ADIL) and Skye Bioscience (SKYE), both reporting encouraging news that has fueled investor interest.

Adial Pharmaceuticals, a clinical-stage biopharmaceutical company focused on developing addiction therapies, announced the publication of a peer-reviewed article highlighting the promising safety data and high patient compliance observed with its lead investigational drug AD04 in a Phase 3 clinical trial for alcohol use disorder (AUD).

The study, published in the European Journal of Internal Medicine, comprehensively analyzed the liver safety profile of low-dose AD04 compared to a placebo in patients with AUD and a specific genetic profile. Notably, AD04 did not significantly impact biochemical markers of liver injury like ALT, AST, and bilirubin levels, underscoring its potential to address AUD while mitigating liver damage risks.

Moreover, AD04 demonstrated an impressive safety and tolerability profile, with low adverse event occurrence, high medication adherence, and minimal dropout rates – a rarity for AUD treatments. Adial’s CEO, Cary Claiborne, expressed enthusiasm about providing a precision treatment tailored to individuals with AUD, potentially offering a novel approach to managing alcohol consumption and liver harm.

Separately, Skye Bioscience (SKYE), a clinical-stage biotech focused on the endocannabinoid system, achieved a significant milestone by uplisting its common stock to the Nasdaq Global Market. Trading under the ticker “SKYE” is expected to commence on April 11th.

The Nasdaq uplisting is a testament to Skye’s recent accomplishments, including advancing its Phase 2 clinical programs, strengthening its financial position, and broadening its shareholder base. As CFO Kaitlyn Arsenault noted, the move aims to enhance visibility, liquidity, and ultimately drive long-term shareholder value.

Skye’s pipeline includes SBI-100 Ophthalmic Emulsion, a CB1 agonist being studied in a Phase 2 trial for glaucoma and ocular hypertension, with top-line data expected this quarter. Additionally, the company plans to launch a Phase 2 clinical trial in Q3 2024 for nimacimab, a peripheral CB1 inhibitor, targeting obesity through monotherapy and combination arms with a GLP-1R agonist.

These developments from Adial and Skye underscore the vibrant activity within the biotech and healthcare sectors, where companies are continuously striving to advance innovative therapies and achieve corporate milestones.

Contributing to the sector’s momentum is the upcoming Noble Capital Markets Emerging Growth Virtual Healthcare Equity Conference, taking place on April 17-18. This premier event will bring together industry leaders, investors, and emerging companies, providing a platform to showcase groundbreaking research, discuss market trends, and explore potential partnerships and collaborations.

With the biotech and healthcare industries consistently evolving, such conferences play a crucial role in fostering collaboration, facilitating knowledge-sharing, and driving progress towards improving patient outcomes and advancing healthcare solutions.

As companies like Adial and Skye continue to make strides, the broader biotech and healthcare sectors remain vibrant and poised for growth, fueled by scientific advancements, regulatory approvals, and investor confidence. The upcoming Noble Capital Markets Virtual Healthcare Conference promises to further catalyze innovation and propel the industry forward.


Inbox Intel from Channelchek.

Informed investors make more money. And it’s all about timing. Get it when it happens.

By clicking submit you are agreeing to the Terms of Use and Privacy Policy