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Bellerophon Reports Positive Top-Line Data from an Ancillary Acute Hemodynamic Study of INOpulse® for Treatment of Pulmonary Hypertension Associated with Pulmonary Fibrosis

WARREN, N.J., Feb. 18, 2020 (GLOBE NEWSWIRE) -- Bellerophon Therapeutics, Inc. (Nasdaq: BLPH) (“Bellerophon” or the “Company”), a clinical-stage biotherapeutics company, today announced positive top-line data from a recently completed acute, intra-patient, dose escalation, hemodynamics study (PHPF-002) of INOpulse® for the treatment of Pulmonary Hypertension associated with Pulmonary Fibrosis (PH-PF).

The top-line results from PHPF-002 demonstrated that acute treatment with INOpulse provided statistically and clinically significant improvements in hemodynamic parameters, including:

  • Pulmonary vascular resistance reduced by 21%, with increased benefit (p<0.01) on dose escalation from iNO30 (30 mcg/kg IBW/hr) to iNO45 (45 mcg/kg IBW/hr).
  • Mean pulmonary arterial pressure reduced by 12%.
  • iNO was well-tolerated with no safety concerns across the doses.

The acute hemodynamic improvements observed on iNO, along with the increased benefit demonstrated on iNO45 versus iNO30, correlate with the chronic benefit of iNO recently reported in Phase 2 of the Company’s ongoing Phase 2/3 iNO-PF study.

In Phase 2 of iNO-PF, subjects on iNO30 and iNO45 maintained their level of moderate to vigorous physical activity (MVPA), defined as walking, climbing stairs, yard work, and similar activities, while subjects on placebo deteriorated. The improvements in MVPA were supported by benefits in other key parameters, with subjects on iNO45 demonstrating placebo corrected improvements in:

  • MVPA: Improved by 14 minutes per day, representing 20% (p=0.02).
  • St. George Respiratory Questionnaire (SGRQ): Clinically meaningful benefit of 5 points (Activity domain), 6 points (Impacts domain), and 3 points (Total Score).
  • University of California, San Diego Shortness of Breath Questionnaire: Clinically meaningful benefit of 5 points.

“The benefits demonstrated in our multiple Phase 2 studies support INOpulse’s potential to become a transformative therapy for PH-PF patients,” said Fabian Tenenbaum, Chief Executive Officer of Bellerophon. “The hemodynamic dose response data generated in PHPF-002 validate the pulmonary vasodilatory capability of INOpulse, confirming the therapeutic benefit of iNO30 and supporting further benefit on iNO45. These findings are consistent with the compelling results from Phase 2 of our iNO-PF chronic study, in which all iNO doses demonstrated meaningful benefits in activity parameters and in which iNO45 also provided important benefits in patient reported outcomes, indicating that subjects were both functioning better and feeling better. We look forward to further assessing the benefit of INOpulse in our upcoming pivotal Phase 3 study.”

About Bellerophon
Bellerophon Therapeutics is a clinical-stage biotherapeutics company focused on developing innovative therapies that address significant unmet medical needs in the treatment of cardiopulmonary diseases. /The Company is currently developing multiple product candidates under its INOpulse® program, a proprietary pulsatile nitric oxide delivery system.  For more information, please visit

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At Bellerophon: At LifeSci Advisors:
Fabian Tenenbaum, Chief Executive Officer    Brian Ritchie
(908) 574-4767  (212) 915-2578


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Source: Bellerophon Therapeutics, Inc.