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Novan to Host Analyst and Investor Event: A Discussion of Molluscum’s Unmet Need with Pediatric Dermatologist Jeffrey Sugarman, MD, PhD

DURHAM, N.C., April 20, 2023 (GLOBE NEWSWIRE) -- Novan, Inc. (“the Company” or “Novan”) (Nasdaq: NOVN), today announced that it will host an Analyst and Investor Event: A Discussion of Molluscum’s Unmet Need with Pediatric Dermatologist Jeffrey Sugarman, MD, PhD, on Tuesday, April 25, 2023, at 2:00 PM ET.

For the event, Paula Brown Stafford, President and Chief Executive Officer and Brian Johnson, Chief Commercial Officer of Novan will be joined by Dr. Jeffrey Sugarman, Founder and medical director at Redwood Family Dermatology, Clinical Professor in the Departments of Dermatology and Family and Community Medicine at U.C. San Francisco. Dr. Sugarman is a well-established leader in pediatric dermatology. Over the course of his career, he has published articles on topics ranging from cancer research to childhood eczema and has lectured extensively on various topics in dermatology at the local, regional, national and international levels. He is a past-president for the Society for Pediatric Dermatology and is the immediate past president of the California Society of Dermatology. As part of the event, the Company and Dr. Sugarman will discuss Novan’s lead development program, berdazimer gel, 10.3% (SB206) and its potential to address the global unmet need for a safe and effective, at-home topical treatment option for molluscum contagiosum.

In addition to the moderated discussion, investors and interested parties will have the opportunity to submit questions live during the event. The Company will answer as many questions related to the Company’s molluscum program as possible in the time allowed.

A live video webcast of the spotlight event will be available on the Events page of the Investors section of the Company’s website ( A webcast replay will be available two hours following the live presentation and will be accessible for 90 days.

About Novan

Novan, Inc. is a medical dermatology company focused on developing and commercializing innovative therapeutic products for skin diseases. Our goal is to deliver safe and efficacious therapies to patients, including developing product candidates where there are unmet medical needs. Novan has a robust commercial infrastructure across sales, marketing, and communications, as well as fully dedicated market access and pharmacy relation teams, promoting products for plaque psoriasis, rosacea and acne. The U.S. Food and Drug Administration (“FDA”) accepted for filing Novan’s New Drug Application (“NDA”) seeking approval for berdazimer gel, 10.3% (SB206) for the treatment of molluscum contagiosum. The Company also has a pipeline of potential product candidates using its proprietary nitric oxide-based technology platform, NITRICIL™, to generate new treatments for multiple indications.

Forward-Looking Statements

Any statements contained in this press release that do not describe historical facts may constitute forward-looking statements as that term is defined in the Private Securities Litigation Reform Act of 1995. These statements may be identified by words such as “believe,” “expect,” “target,” “anticipate,” “may,” “plan,” “potential,” “will,” “look forward to” and similar expressions, and are based on the Company’s current beliefs and expectations. These forward-looking statements include, but are not limited to, the therapeutic value and benefits of the Company’s Nitricil™ platform technology and its product candidates, including berdazimer gel, 10.3% (SB206). Forward-looking statements are subject to a number of risks and uncertainties that could cause actual results to differ materially from the Company’s expectations, including, but not limited to, risks related to the regulatory approval process, which is lengthy, time-consuming and inherently unpredictable, including the risk that the FDA will not agree with the Company’s approach to our NDA submission, that the Company’s product candidates may not be approved or that additional studies may be required for approval or other delays may occur, that the Company may not have sufficient quantities of drug substance and/or drug product to support regulatory submissions and that the Company may not obtain funding sufficient to extend its cash runway or to complete the regulatory or development process; the Company’s limited experience as a company in obtaining regulatory approvals for and launching products developed internally and its ability to recruit and retain qualified personnel and key talent; risks and uncertainties in the Company’s ongoing or future product development activities and preclinical studies, which may not prove successful in demonstrating proof-of concept, or may show adverse toxicological findings, and even if successful may not necessarily predict that subsequent clinical trials will show the requisite safety and efficacy of the Company’s product candidates, or that any of the Company’s product candidates, if approved, will continue to demonstrate requisite safety and efficacy following their commercial launch; and other risks and uncertainties described in the Company’s annual report filed with the Securities and Exchange Commission on Form 10-K for the twelve months ended December 31, 2022, and in the Company’s subsequent filings with the Securities and Exchange Commission. Such forward-looking statements speak only as of the date of this press release, and the Company disclaims any intent or obligation to update these forward-looking statements to reflect events or circumstances after the date of such statements, except as may be required by law.


Jenene Thomas

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