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Immune Pharmaceuticals: Immune Pharmaceuticals Announces Publication of New Data on Eotaxin-1 in IBD; Patient Enrollment in Phase II UC Trial Continues


Immune Pharmaceuticals Inc. (NASDAQ: IMNP), "Immune", a clinical-stage
biopharmaceutical company, announces publication of new data on the role of
eotaxin-1 in Ulcerative Colitis (UC) and Crohn's Disease (CD). The article,
published in Digestive Disease Science1, presents results of an
observational clinical study intended to characterize serum and intestinal
wall eotaxin-1 levels in inflammatory bowel disease (IBD) patients, and
explores the effect of targeting eotaxin-1 by specific antibodies in an
animal IBD model. These studies were conducted under the oversight of
Professor Goldin, Chairman of the Digestive Diseases Institute at Shaare
Zedek Medical Center of the Hebrew University School of Medicine in
Jerusalem, and supported in part by an unrestricted grant from Immune.

Professor Goldin, the principal investigator for the study, stated: "The
observational clinical study shows that tissue eotaxin-1 correlates with
disease severity in both UC and CD. Additionally, the classic DSS-mouse IBD
model demonstrated that administration of anti-eotaxin-1 resulted in
improvement in the inflammation and disease course of these mice. Professor
Goldin continued "We believe that the results obtained in the clinical
study support the role of eotaxin-1 as a target in IBD, a therapeutic area
in which over half of patients fail to sustain remission. A first-in-class
alternative to currently available therapies will offer a new treatment

"There is room for improvement in treatment of IBD and maintenance of
response," said Dr. Monica Luchi, Immune's Chief Medical Officer and EVP
Global Drug Development. "Immune's goal is to focus on improving patient
outcomes in this devastating illness. With bertilimumab, our eotaxin-1
inhibitor, patients who would be likely to respond based on eotaxin levels
could be selected for treatment through precision medicine, either as first
line biologic or in non-responders to current biologic standard of care.
Our Phase 2a clinical study in Ulcerative Colitis continues to enroll, and
we hope to have patient data by the end of 2016."

Bertilimumab phase 2a double blind placebo controlled trial plans to enroll
42 patients with moderate to severe UC and high tissue eotaxin-1 levels.
Immune filed a patent in 2013 for anti-eotaxin-1 monoclonal antibodies for
the treatment of UC and CD.

1Adar, T., Shteingart, S., Ben-Ya'acov, A., Bar-Gill Shitrit, A., Livovsky
D. M., Shmorak, S., Mahamid, M., Melamud, B., Vernea, F. and Goldin E.
(2016) The Importance of Intestinal Eotaxin-1 in Inflammatory Bowel
Disease: New Insights and Possible Therapeutic Implications. Digestive
Disease Science; Online Publication, 13 February 2016 (DOI

NEW YORK, Feb. 24, 2016

For further information: Danielle Shapira, Manager, Strategic Planning,
IMMUNE Pharmaceuticals Inc., 646.440.9327,

The following documents can be retrieved from beQuoted
Immune Pharmaceuticals Pressrelease 2016-02-24.pdf

About Immune Pharmaceuticals:
Immune Pharmaceuticals (NASDAQ: IMNP) applies a personalized approach to
treating and developing novel, highly targeted antibody therapeutics to
improve the lives of patients with inflammatory diseases and cancer.
Immune's oncology pipeline includes Ceplene®, Azixa® and Crolibulin® as
well as bispecific antibodies and nanotherapeutics, including NanomAbs.
Immune's lead product candidate, bertilimumab, is in phase II clinical
development for moderate-to-severe ulcerative colitis as well as for
bullous pemphigoid, an orphan autoimmune dermatological condition. Other
indications being considered for development include atopic dermatitis,
Crohn's disease, severe asthma and NASH (an inflammatory liver disease).
Immune recently expanded its portfolio in immuno-dermatology with topical
nano-formulated cyclosporine-A for the treatment of psoriasis and atopic
dermatitis. Immune's non-core pipeline includes AmiKet™, a late clinical
stage drug candidate for the treatment of neuropathic pain. For more
information, visit Immune's website at
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