Chemex Pharmaceuticals Inc. of Fort Lee, N.J., has completedPhase I safety studies for EPC-K1, a topical, non-steroidal anti-inflammatory compound, patented and licensed from SenjuPharmaceuticals, under a joint venture with Block Drug Co. Inc.

The study established safety and anti-inflammatory activity intopical use in people. An additional pilot study to establishefficacy for the treatment of seborrheic dermatitis should startthis fall prior to Phase II trials in the fourth quarter.

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