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July 07, 2005 09:58 ET

Nymox NX-1207 For Benign Prostatic Hyperplasia Shows Promise For Common Problem

MAYWOOD, N.J.--(CCNMatthews - Jul 7, 2005) -

Nymox Pharmaceutical Corporation (NASDAQ:NYMX) reported today that its lead drug candidate NX-1207 for the treatment of benign prostatic hyperplasia (BPH) shows good promise as a potential first-line treatment for BPH. In two completed trials in the U.S. to date, the drug has shown highly significant efficacy without significant side effects. The Company's large Phase 2 trial is expected to be completed later this year.

In the Phase 1-2 trials to date, the subjects treated with NX-1207 showed a statistically significant overall mean symptom improvement of 6.87 points (compared to 0.5 for controls) and a statistically significant shrinkage in prostate size. There were no significant adverse side effects from the drug in these trials. Significantly, subjects followed up two years post-treatment showed a further statistically significant symptom improvement of 9.3 points compared to controls.

Symptom improvement was measured using a standard and widely accepted BPH symptom score rating scale (American Urological Association, AUA BPH Symptom Score). The AUA BPH symptom score measurement includes data on 1) sensations of incomplete emptying of the bladder; 2) need to urinate frequently; 3) stopping and starting during urination; 4) urgent need to urinate; 5) weakness of urinary stream; 6) need to push or strain during urination; and 7) urination during sleep (nocturia).

BPH afflicts approximately half of men over age 50 and close to 90% of men by age 80. The disorder causes difficulties with urination associated with aging, such as urination at night, urge to void frequently, hesitancy, weak stream, and other problems.

Nymox Pharmaceutical Corporation is a biopharmaceutical company with three unique proprietary products on the market, and a significant R&D pipeline of drug products in development. Nymox developed and is currently offering its AlzheimAlert™ test, a nationally certified clinical reference laboratory urinary test that is the world's only accurate, non-invasive aid in the diagnosis of Alzheimer's disease. The AlzheimAlert™ test is certified with a CE Mark, making the device eligible for sale in the European Union. Recently, Nymox has signed distribution agreements for AlzheimAlert™ in Italy, the Czech Republic, and Greece. Nymox also developed and markets NicAlert™ and TobacAlert™ tests that use urine or saliva to detect use of and exposure to tobacco products. NicAlert™ has received clearance from the U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA). TobacAlert™ is the first test of its kind to accurately measure second hand smoke exposure in individuals. The Company's TobacAlert™ product is presently available in CVS / pharmacy® stores across the U.S.

In addition to NX-1207, Nymox also has several other drug candidates and diagnostic technologies in development. Nymox has U.S. and global patent rights for the use of statin drugs for the treatment and prevention of Alzheimer's disease. The Company is developing new antibacterial agents for the treatment of urinary tract and other bacterial infections in humans and for the treatment of E. coli O157:H7 contamination in meat and other food and drink products. Nymox also is developing drug treatments aimed at the causes of Alzheimer's disease.

More information about Nymox is available at www.nymox.com, email: info@nymox.com, or 800-936-9669.

This press release contains certain "forward-looking statements" as defined in the United States Private Securities Litigation Reform Act of 1995 that involve a number of risks and uncertainties. There can be no assurance that such statements will prove to be accurate and the actual results and future events could differ materially from management's current expectations. The conduct of clinical trials and the development of drug products involve substantial risks and uncertainties and actual results may differ materially from expectations. Promising early results do not ensure that later stage or larger scale clinical trials will be successful or will proceed as expected. Such factors are detailed from time to time in Nymox's filings with the United States Securities and Exchange Commission and other regulatory authorities.

Contact Information

  • Nymox Pharmaceutical Corporation
    Roy Wolvin, 1-800-93NYMOX
    www.nymox.com