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MacroChem Announces Michael Zasloff, M.D., Ph.D. Joins Company's Scientific Advisory Board
Date:10/17/2007

trial and progressing on track with an interim assessment of clinical data after all patients have been treated for twenty four weeks."

Both EcoNail and pexiganan are being developed for diseases of the foot predominantly treated by the same prescribing specialists, namely podiatrists. Both products would potentially be of interest to a larger number of physician specialists and primary care physicians as well. EcoNail is the company's patented lacquer which contains the antifungal econazole and MacroChem's enhancer SEPA(R). Patients participating in the EcoNail study will receive forty-eight weeks of treatment and will undergo efficacy assessments using standard criteria of nail appearance and mycology. However, the Company will collect and evaluate twenty-four week interim data. This trial was specifically designed, with the assistance of well-known onychomycosis experts, to address three important objectives: to assess early signs of efficacy, to maintain robust clinical endpoints in the full study, and, if successful, to facilitate advancement to Phase 3 as soon as possible.

About MacroChem

MacroChem Corporation is a specialty pharmaceutical company that develops and seeks to commercialize pharmaceutical products. Our lead product candidate is EcoNail, a topically applied SEPA-based econazole lacquer for the treatment of onychomycosis, a condition commonly known as nail fungus. We recently acquired exclusive worldwide license rights to pexiganan, a novel topical anti-infective for the treatment of diabetic foot infection, which has already completed two Phase 3 trials. Our other clinical stage product candidate, Opterone(R), is a topically applied SEPA-based testosterone cream designed to treat male hypogonadism. Our pipeline of clinical-stage and early-stage product candidates is based on our SEPA, MacroDerm(TM) and DermaPass(TM) drug delivery technologies. For more information visit our website,

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