Foamix Announces Publication of Phase 3 FMX101 Study

Foamix Pharmaceuticals Ltd. recently announced the peer review publication of the Phase 3 study FX2017-22 (Study 22) in the Journal of the American Academy of Dermatology (JAAD). Study 22 was conducted by Foamix to support the New Drug Application (NDA) submission of FMX101, which is currently under review by the FDA for the treatment of inflammatory lesions of non-nodular moderate-to-severe acne vulgaris in patients nine years of age and older.

“We are pleased that the prestigious JAAD has chosen to highlight Study 22 in its current edition,” said Dr. Iain Stuart, Chief Scientific Officer of Foamix. “The American Academy of Dermatology is the largest and most influential dermatology group in the US and JAAD is the ideal platform to share the results from this successful Phase 3 study with the broader clinical dermatology community. As FMX101 is the first topical formulation of minocycline to reach regulatory agency review for the treatment of any disease, publication of this pivotal study in JAAD is befitting of its uniqueness and a testament to the innovation happening at Foamix.”

-The study showed high statistically significant superiority of FMX101 compared with vehicle in both primary endpoints of absolute inflammatory lesion reduction and IGA treatment success at week 12.

-FMX101 also met all secondary endpoints, showing statistically significant improvement in absolute reductions in both inflammatory lesions (papules, pustules and nodules) and non-inflammatory lesions (open and closed comedones).

-There was a statistically significant reduction in inflammatory lesions versus vehicle as early as week 3 of treatment, and all subsequently assessed timepoints throughout the entire treatment course of the study.

-Statistically, participants were no more likely to experience treatment-emergent adverse events (TEAEs) from FMX101 than from vehicle treatment. The majority of TEAEs were mild to moderate.

-More than 95% of participants using FMX101 had no or mild skin tolerability scores at the treatment application site at week 12.

“These data show that FMX101 has potential as both a safe and effective option for patients,” said Dr. T. Joseph Raoof of the Encino Research Center in Encino, CA., a clinical investigator on the study. “As a convenient, topical formulation of minocycline for acne, FMX101 has been designed to deliver the drug’s bacteriostatic and anti-inflammatory effects while minimizing systemic absorption and the resulting safety concerns associated with oral minocycline. Given that acne is the most common skin condition in the US, FMX101 has the potential to positively impact millions of people.”

Foamix is a specialty pharmaceutical company focused on the development and commercialization of proprietary, innovative and differentiated topical drugs for dermatological therapy. Our leading clinical stage product candidates are FMX101, our novel minocycline foam being developed for the treatment of moderate-to-severe acne, and FMX103, our novel minocycline foam being developed for the treatment of rosacea. We continue to pursue research & development of our proprietary, innovative topical technologies for the treatment of various skin conditions. We currently have development and license agreements relating to our technology with various pharmaceutical companies. For more information, visit