Aardvark Therapeutics, Inc., Announces Completion of First Cohort in Phase I for ARD-101

San Diego, Calif., October 15th, 2020 – Aardvark Therapeutics, Inc. announces completion of the first cohort in a Phase 1 clinical trial of ARD-101. This is a first-in-human, randomized, double-blind, placebo-controlled, dose escalation study. The study is evaluating oral ARD-101 for safety, tolerability, pharmacokinetics, and exploratory biomarkers in healthy human volunteers. No adverse events were reported. The study is proceeding as planned with the next cohort testing a higher dose.

ARD-101 is an oral, first-in-class therapeutic. Preclinical studies of ARD-101 have shown promising activity in models of acute and chronic inflammation, as well as metabolic disorders.

“The successful completion of the first cohort in this clinical trial of ARD-101 is an important milestone in Aardvark’s development program. It takes us one step closer to advancing a first-in-class drug with novel mechanisms of action,” said Dr. Tien Lee, Chief Executive Officer of Aardvark Therapeutics, Inc.”We look forward to the early data to guide our future clinical development plans”.

About Aardvark Therapeutics, Inc.:

Aardvark Therapeutics is a biotechnology company focused on the development of novel small molecule therapeutics for inflammation, metabolic diseases, and other indications.

Forward Looking Statements

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