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A Study of Oral Hymecromone and Hyaluronan Synthesis

The purpose of this study is to add further understanding to the doses of hymecromone that effectively and safely lead to the inhibition of hyaluronan synthesis. In this study we will investigate both circulating hyaluronan in the serum, as well as tissue hyaluronan, using sputum samples as a non-invasive surrogate.

This is a parallel, open-label, single-center, dose-response study of hymecromone in healthy adults 18 years of age or older. Up to 18 participants will be enrolled. Participants will be treated for 4 days with study drug. Safety as well as biomarkers of pharmacokinetic and pharmacodynamic response will be monitored during therapy.

Stanford is currently not accepting patients for this trial.

Lead Sponsor:

Paul Bollyky

Stanford Investigator(s):


  • Drug: hymecromone


Phase 1


Inclusion Criteria:

   - Male or female 18-65 years of age

   - Healthy adult with no active medical problems or significant chronic diseases as
   determined by the study doctor based on history, physical exam

   - BMI between 18.5 - 30 kg/m2

   - Taking no medications for at least 1 week before and during study enrollment,
   including drugs of abuse, prescription or OTC medications

   - Male subjects who are heterosexually active must use an acceptable method of
   contraception (abstinence, condom with or without spermicidal agent, or partner
   contraceptive use as described in requirements for female subjects) to avoid pregnancy
   in their partner for the entire study period

   - Female subjects who are heterosexually active must use an acceptable method of
   contraception: condoms (male or female) with or without a spermicidal agent, diaphragm
   or cervical cap with spermicide, IUD, or Hormone-based contraceptive

   - Be able to provide written informed consent and comply with requirements of the study

   - Abstinence from alcoholic beverages, caffeinated beverages and orange juice from 3pm
   the night before a study day until completion of that study day

   - Be able to read, speak and understand English

   - Able and willing to understand the study, adhere to all study procedures, and provide
   written informed consent

Exclusion Criteria:

   - Subjects with a history of gastrointestinal disease including gastroesophageal reflux
   disease, gastritis, peptic ulcer disease or dyspepsia

   - Subjects with history of dysphagia, achalasia, or difficulty swallowing capsules,
   tablets or pills

   - Subjects with liver failure or LFTs above the upper limit of normal

   - Subjects with clinically significant elevations in SCr, BUN or other screening
   laboratory tests as determined by study physician

   - Subjects with a baseline corrected Fridericia's QT interval (QTcF) >450ms and a
   baseline ECG abnormalities which in the opinion of the study physician, is clinically

   - Subjects with ongoing alcohol or illegal drug use

   - Subjects who are pregnant, lactating or attempting to conceive

   - Known allergy to hymecromone or any component thereof

   - Physician concern that participant may not adhere to the study protocol

   - Current participation in another clinical trial

Ages Eligible for Study

18 Years - 65 Years

Genders Eligible for Study


Not currently accepting new patients for this trial

Contact Information

Stanford University
School of Medicine
300 Pasteur Drive
Stanford, CA 94305
Adam Frymoyer, MD