Business Wire

Galderma to Highlight Latest Science and Innovation Across Its Product Portfolio at the 2022 AAD Annual Meeting


Galderma, the leading company solely dedicated to advancing the future of dermatology, announced it will be attending the 2022 American Academy of Dermatology Annual Meeting to showcase its latest approved and investigational product updates. This includes clinical data presentations at its product theaters, advisory boards, and booth activities onsite as AAD returns in-person once more.

“We are excited to attend AAD to connect with the dermatology community and showcase our latest innovation and data across our complete dermatology portfolio,” said Baldo Scassellati Sforzolini, Global Head of Research & Development at Galderma. “Our presence underscores our commitment to developing and bringing to market dermatological solutions to address every skin need.”

A considerable amount of new data will be presented during the AAD Congress in the form of abstracts and oral presentations for nemolizumab, a first-in-class investigational monoclonal antibody directed against the interleukin-31 (IL-31) receptor, under clinical development for the treatment of atopic dermatitis and prurigo nodularis.

The data for prurigo nodularis include efficacy data of nemolizumab and its impact on itch and sleep disturbance. An additional seven abstracts look at a variety of aspects of the disease including its prevalence, current treatment practices and the effect of the disease on sleep, mental health disorders and gastrointestinal and hepatobiliary diseases. Three abstracts in atopic dermatitis look at the safety and efficacy of nemolizumab in adolescents and the impact of nemolizumab according to EASI and Scorad components.

Galderma will present thirteen study abstracts regarding its investigational monoclonal antibody that targets the IL-31 receptor, nemolizumab. Data comes from Phase 2 studies and real-world evidence. More details on Galderma’s activities can be found below.

Abstract # and Title

First Author

Presentation Date/Time (ET)

Abstract #35226: Characterization of Pain in Prurigo Nodularis: An Online Survey-Based Study

Prachi Aggarwal, BA

Friday, March 25, 8:35 – 8:40 AM

Abstract #35303: Treatment Practices and the Use of Web-based Resources in Prurigo Nodularis

Prachi Aggarwal, BA

Friday, March 25, 8:40 – 8:45 AM

Abstract #35351: Association between prurigo nodularis and gastrointestinal and hepatobiliary diseases in adults: A national cross-sectional study.

Adawi Waleed

Friday, March 25, 8:55 – 9:00 AM

Abstract #35165: Efficacy, Tolerability, and Cosmetic Acceptability of an Acne Regimen Specifically Designed for Sensitive Skin

James Q. Del Rosso, DO

Friday, March 25

8:55 – 9:00 AM

Abstract #32846: DUAL Study: Trifarotene Plus Doxycycline Has Proven Efficacy and Safety in Severe Acne Vulgaris

James Q. Del Rosso, DO

Friday, March 25

9:00 – 9:05 AM

Abstract #33284: Efficacy of nemolizumab in atopic dermatitis: Rapid impact on EASI and SCORAD components

Jean-David Bouaziz, MD, PhD


Friday, March 25 11:15 – 11:20 AM

Abstract #33317: Study of nemolizumab pharmacokinetics, safety, and efficacy in adolescents with atopic dermatitis

Robert Sidbury, MD, MPH


Friday, March 25 11:20 – 11:25 AM

Abstract #34945: An In-vitro Evaluation of a Niacinamide-Panthenol-Glycerin Complex on Skin Barrier Function, Hydration, and Neuro-Inflammation

Dillon Nussbaum, BSc

Friday, March 25 11:55 – 12:00 PM

Abstract #34679: Association of adult atopic dermatitis severity with decreased physical activity: A cross-sectional study

Gabrielle Schwartzman

Friday, March 25

2:20 – 2:25 PM

Abstract #35218: Sleep disturbance in adults with prurigo nodularis is associated with increased circulating C-reactive protein levels and adverse cardiovascular outcomes

Varsha Parthasarathy

Friday, March 25, 2:25 – 2:30 PM

Abstract #33202: Prurigo nodularis and mental health disorders among hospitalized patients in the United States

Thomas K Le

Saturday, March 26, 1:25 – 1:30 PM

Abstract #34095: Observed and Projected Prevalence of Prurigo Nodularis in a Commercially and Medicare-insured U.S. Population

Shawn G. Kwatra

Saturday, March 26, 2:40 – 2:45 PM

Abstract #33307: Nemolizumab is associated with a rapid reduction of itch and sleep disturbance in patients with prurigo nodularis

Sonja Ständer, MD



Additionally, Galderma will be hosting four product theaters to discuss new research findings across our portfolio:



Date/Time (ET)


Acne: TWYNEO Cream & AKLIEF Cream

Groundbreaking Acne Treatment: TWYNEO Cream: Dermatology’s Only Combination .1% Tretinoin and 3% BPO for Moderate to Severe Acne Vulgaris

Friday, March 25

10:30 – 11:15 AM

Theater 2

CETAPHIL Sensitive Skin

Advancing Sensitive Skin: Diagnosis, Morphological Traits and Epidemiology

Friday, March 25

12:00 – 12:45 PM

Theater 1

CETAPHIL Pediatric

Paediatric Atopic Dermatitis: Current Developments

Saturday, March 26

12:00 – 12:45 PM

Theater 2


A Neuroimmune Perspective on Itch and Skin Inflammation in Atopic Dermatitis and Prurigo Nodularis – Introducing IL-31

Sunday, March 27

10:30 – 11:15 AM

Theater 2

A series of Speakers Forum talks will be held on the Galderma booth #1117.



Date/Time (ET)


IL-31: A Neuroimmune Perspective of Atopic Dermatitis

Jonathan Silverberg, MD, PhD, MPH

Friday, March 25 12:10 – 12:25 PM

Galderma booth #1117

Activate Skin Power with PLLA

Susan H. Weinkle, MD

Friday, March 25 12:30 – 12:55 PM

Galderma booth #1117

Galderma Innovation

JP York, PhD, Galderma Medical Affairs

Saturday, March 26 12:10 – 12:25 PM

Galderma booth #1117

Groundbreaking Acne Treatment: TWYNEO Cream: Dermatology’s Only Combination .1% Tretinoin and 3% BPO for Moderate to Severe Acne Vulgaris

Omar Noor, MD, FAAD

Saturday, March 26 12:30 – 12:55 PM

Galderma booth #1117

The Rheology of Restylane Collection of Hyaluronic Acid Fillers

Deirdre Hooper, MD

Sunday, March 27 12:10 – 12:55 PM

Galderma booth #1117

For more information on IL-31 and its role in the pathophysiology of atopic dermatitis and prurigo nodularis, visit

About atopic dermatitis
Atopic dermatitis (AD) is a chronic, debilitating inflammatory skin disease, characterized by diffuse skin lesions and constant, severe disruptive itch.[1],[2] Reported prevalence of AD varies greatly, ranging from 1% to 25% of the population depending on the geography and age range.[3] AD can have a profound impact on patients’ quality of life, leading to sleep difficulties, psychological complications and causing secondary skin infections (bacterial and viral).[4]

About prurigo nodularis
Prurigo nodularis (PN) is a rare, potentially debilitating, chronic skin condition with thick skin nodules covering large body areas and associated intense unrelenting itch.[5] While PN can occur at any age, it is most likely to affect people between the ages of 40 and 69, frequently leading to severe impairment in quality of life.[6]

The global prevalence of PN is not well known as there are few studies describing the epidemiology of the condition. In the U.S., the latest estimate is that PN affects 52.9 people in every 100,000.[4] In the European context, rates of between 0.65 and 11.1 per 10,000 population have been reported. In addition to natural variation, this relatively wide range of estimates is partly due to differences in case definition and the representativeness of the study populations.[6]

About nemolizumab
Nemolizumab is an investigational agent under clinical development for the treatment of atopic dermatitis and prurigo nodularis and its safety and efficacy have not been fully evaluated by any regulatory authority.

About Galderma
Galderma is the world’s largest independent dermatology company, present in approximately 100 countries. Since our inception in 1981, we have been driven by a complete dedication to dermatology. We deliver an innovative, science-based portfolio of sophisticated brands and services across Aesthetics, Consumer Care and Prescription Medicine. Focused on the needs of consumers and patients, we work in partnership with healthcare professionals to ensure superior outcomes. Because we understand that the skin we’re in shapes our life stories, we are advancing dermatology for every skin story. For more information:


  1. Langan S. et al. Atopic dermatitis. The Lancet. 2020;396(10247):345-360. DOI:
  2. Weidinger S. et al. Atopic dermatis. Nature Reviews. 2018. DOI: 10.1038/s41572-018-0001-z
  3. Silverberg, J, I. Public Health Burden and Epidemiology of Atopic Dermatitis.283-289. 2017.
  4. Galderma. Data on File. To be presented at AAD 2022.
  5. Galderma. Data on File. Press Release. Galderma presents new nemolizumab data at EADV. 2021.
  6. Morgan LI. Christopher. Epidemiology of prurigo nodularis in England. Accepted for publication in British Journal of Dermatology
  7. Saleem M. et al. Interleukin-31 pathway and its role in atopic dermatitis: a systematic review. J Dermatolog Treat. 2017;28(7):591-599. DOI: 10.1080/09546634.2017.1290205

To view this piece of content from, please give your consent at the top of this page.

Contact information

Media Relations
Shannon Iwaniuk
Director, U.S. Communications
+1 720 308 1336

Rachel Mooney
Director, Global Franchise Communications
+41 58 455 85 41 /+41 76 261 64 41

About Business Wire

For more than 50 years, Business Wire has been the global leader in press release distribution and regulatory disclosure.

Subscribe to releases from Business Wire

Subscribe to all the latest releases from Business Wire by registering your e-mail address below. You can unsubscribe at any time.

Latest releases from Business Wire

US Streaming Technology Giant Conviva Launches Full-Scale Continuous Measurement Analytics in Japan18.5.2022 04:00:00 EEST | Press release

Conviva (Headquartered at Foster City, California, USA; Japan Office: Chiyoda-ku, Tokyo; hereinafter referred to as Conviva or the Company), which provides continuous measurement analytics through real-time, server side sessionization of video streaming data, today announced the opening of the Japan office, which will serve as a base for sales and customer support in the rapidly-growing Japanese market. The Company also released a current State of Streaming Report for Japan highlighting key streaming trends in the market. This press release features multimedia. View the full release here: Conviva State of Streaming Japan Report (Graphic: Business Wire) “Conviva invented continuous measurement analytics for streaming video and has been driving the development of the global market including Japan with over 58 technology patents over the past decade,” comments Conviva CEO Keith Zubchevich. “Today, we are pleased to announce the est

Starr Insurance Companies Expands in Thailand17.5.2022 23:33:00 EEST | Press release

Starr Insurance Companies (Starr) announced an agreement with FPG Insurance Holdings Limited (HK) (FPG) and local Thai shareholders to purchase FPG Insurance Public Company Limited (FPG Thailand), a Thai non-life insurance company, together with local Thai parties. Starr’s investment will be held by its Bermuda insurance company, Starr Insurance & Reinsurance Limited. The transaction is expected to close in the second quarter of 2022, subject to certain customary closing conditions, including any necessary regulatory approvals. “Thailand is an important, fast-growing insurance market — one of the cornerstones of the Southeast Asia economy,” said Maurice R. Greenberg, Starr’s Chairman & CEO. “Asia is both commercially and culturally important to Starr, as we trace our roots to an American-owned company founded in Shanghai more than 100 years ago. We look forward to serving the needs of local Thai companies and consumers through this new insurance capability.” David Zuellig, FPG regional

Emendo Biotherapeutics’ next generation CRISPR gene editing technologies achieve breakthrough results with allele-specific approach for ELANE-related Severe Congenital Neutropenia as presented at ASGCT Annual Meeting17.5.2022 23:15:00 EEST | Press release

Emendo Biotherapeutics presented the results of its next generation CRISPR-based gene editing approaches for several indications in an oral presentation and three posters at the 25th Annual Meeting of the American Society of Gene & Cell Therapy (ASGCT) held May 16-19, 2022, in Washington, D.C. Emendo presented pre-clinical data for the treatment of ELANE-related Severe Congenital Neutropenia using an allele-specific editing approach, demonstrating the power of Emendo’s dual technology platforms that enable the development of a highly specific editing composition that demonstrates no off-targets and complete allele specificity. Significantly, the lack of off-target achieved by Emendo’s engineered and optimized OMNI nuclease also eliminated any translocations. Edited patient derived CD34+ cells differentiated normally into neutrophils both in-vitro and in-vivo, showing full engraftment and reconstitution of all blood lineages, as required for the desired therapeutic effect. “ELANE-based

Piper Sandler Advises PETRONAS Chemicals Group Berhad on Acquisition of Perstorp17.5.2022 20:59:00 EEST | Press release

Piper Sandler & Co. chemicals investment banking announced today that it has advised PETRONAS Chemicals Group Berhad (PCG) on its acquisition of Perstorp Holding AB. The transaction Enterprise Value is €2,300 million and base purchase price, less adjusted net debt, is €1,538 million. It is expected to close in Q3 2022 subject to customary closing conditions. PCG is the leading integrated chemicals producer in Malaysia and one of the largest in Southeast Asia. It operates a number of world-class production sites, which are fully vertically integrated from feedstock to downstream end-products. With a total combined production capacity of 12.8 million metric tons per annum (mtpa), it is involved primarily in manufacturing, marketing, and selling a diversified range of chemical products, including olefins, polymers, fertilizers, methanol and other basic chemicals and derivative products. Listed on Bursa Malaysia in 2010 and with more than three decades of experience in the chemicals indust

Morinaga Milk Obtains the Registration of "New Food Ingredient" in China for Use of Its Probiotic Bifidobacterium longum BB536 in Infant and Toddler Foods17.5.2022 20:53:00 EEST | Press release

Morinaga Milk Industry Co., Ltd. (TOKYO:2264), a leading Japanese dairy product company, today announced its proprietary probiotic Bifidobacterium longum BB536 was approved by the National Health Commission (NHC) of the People’s Republic of China as a new food ingredient for use in infant and toddler foods (under the age of three) on 11th May 2022. This press release features multimedia. View the full release here: Morinaga Milk obtains the registration of "New Food Ingredient" in China for use of its probiotic Bifidobacterium longum BB536 in infant and toddler foods on 11th May 2022. (Graphic: Business Wire) Following a complex and lengthy registration process, the probiotic strain B. longum BB536 meets the highest standards of safety and regulatory compliance and has now completed the approval process for use as an ingredient in infant and toddler milk and food products for children under three years old in China. “We are extr

In our pressroom you can read all our latest releases, find our press contacts, images, documents and other relevant information about us.

Visit our pressroom