Blue Water Biotech to Participate in the American Urological Association Annual Meeting 2023 to Promote Benign Prostatic Hyperplasia Treatment ENTADFI®
CINCINNATI, April 25, 2023 (GLOBE NEWSWIRE) -- Blue Water Biotech, Inc. (“Blue Water” or the “Company”), a biotechnology company spanning multiple sectors, today announced that Blue Water management will attend the American Urological Association (“AUA”) Annual Meeting 2023 in Chicago, IL from April 28th to May 1st, 2023, to promote its asset ENTADFI®, an FDA-approved treatment for benign prostatic hyperplasia (“BPH”).
Blue Water’s Chief Executive Officer, Joseph Hernandez, and Senior Vice President of Marketing and Business Development, Frank Jaeger, will be in attendance to discuss launch strategy for ENTADFI® scheduled for later this year, as well as the benefits of ENTADFI® versus traditional BPH therapies. Hernandez and Jaeger will also be available to discuss the recent rebranding of Blue Water, its transition into a commercial-stage biotechnology company, and the infrastructure being developed to support sales of ENTADFI®.
“This conference brings together the top urology leaders from around the country, and we are thrilled to attend to promote ENTADFI®,” said Hernandez. “We believe this product has the potential to transform the BPH landscape and enhance the lives of millions of men that suffer from BPH and associated erectile dysfunction. We encourage all in attendance to visit our booth to connect and learn about ENTADFI®, as we prepare for launch later this year.”
BPH, a condition in men in which the prostate gland is enlarged but not cancerous, is a common problem that affects the quality of life in approximately half of men over the age of 50 and over 90% of men over the age of 85. Men with BPH suffer from challenges with urination flow, frequency, and urgency, and about 70% of men with BPH also experience sexual dysfunction. In 2022, there were approximately 44 million total prescriptions and 20 million new prescriptions related to BPH symptoms. ENTADFI® is designed to treat BPH and its associated symptoms. Over 55 million patients in the United States have or are at risk for BPH.
Blue Water management will be available during the conference for one-on-one meetings and can be found at booth 439. Interested parties may request a one-on-one meeting at firstname.lastname@example.org or contact Blue Water at (513) 620-4101.
ENTADFI® is an oral, once daily treatment for benign prostatic hyperplasia ("BPH") that combines finasteride, a 5α-reductase inhibitor, and tadalafil, a phosphodiesterase 5 (PDE5) inhibitor, offering a more effective treatment option compared to other available therapies. Clinical trials have shown that ENTADFI® is more effective in treating BPH symptoms, including urinary frequency, urgency, weak stream, and difficulty initiating or maintaining urination, compared to finasteride monotherapy. Additionally, ENTADFI® has demonstrated a favorable safety profile, with fewer adverse sexual side effects compared to finasteride. ENTADFI® reduces potential for adverse sexual side effects, making it a preferred choice for men seeking relief from BPH symptoms without compromising their sexual health. ENTADFI® has received FDA approval for the indication of initiating treatment of the signs and symptoms of BPH in men with an enlarged prostate for up to 26 weeks. More information about BPH and full ENTADFI® prescribing information can be found on the product website at https://entadfipatient.com/.
About Blue Water Biotech
Blue Water Biotech, Inc. is a biotechnology company focused on developing transformational therapies to address significant health challenges globally. Headquartered in Cincinnati, OH, the Company holds the rights to proprietary technology developed at the University of Oxford, Cincinnati Children’s Hospital Medical Center, St. Jude Children’s Hospital, and The University of Texas Health Science Center at San Antonio. Blue Water is developing a Streptococcus pneumoniae vaccine candidate, designed to specifically prevent highly infectious middle ear infections, known as acute otitis media (AOM), in children, and prevention of pneumonia in the elderly. The Company is also developing a universal flu vaccine that will provide protection from all virulent strains in addition to licensing a novel norovirus (NoV) S&P nanoparticle versatile virus-like particle (VLP) vaccine platform from Cincinnati Children’s to develop vaccines for multiple infectious diseases, including Marburg and monkeypox, among others. Additionally, the Company is developing a Chlamydia vaccine candidate with UT Health Science Center San Antonio to prevent infection and reduce the need for antibiotic treatment associated with contracting Chlamydia disease. Outside of its vaccine franchise, Blue Water owns ENTADFI®, an FDA-approved, once daily pill that combines finasteride and tadalafil for the treatment of benign prostatic hyperplasia. This combination allows men to receive treatment for their symptoms of BPH without the negative sexual side effects typically seen in patients on finasteride alone. For more information about Blue Water, visit www.bluewatervaccines.com.
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