Palisade Bio Announces Receipt of Second Milestone Payment from the US Crohn’s and Colitis Foundation for Development of PALI-2108

Palisade Bio Announces Receipt of Second Milestone Payment from the US Crohn’s and Colitis Foundation for Development of PALI-2108

December 28, 2023

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– Company’s co-development partner, Giiant Pharma, Inc. (“Giiant”), receives funding as part of previously announced grant from the US Crohn’s and Colitis Foundation

– Lead program, PALI-2108 for the treatment of moderate-to-severe ulcerative colitis (UC) advancing toward completion of IND-enabling studies with IND filing expected by Q3 2024

Carlsbad, CA, Dec. 28, 2023 — Palisade Bio, Inc. (Nasdaq: PALI) (“Palisade” or the “Company”), a biopharmaceutical company focused on developing novel therapeutics for serious chronic gastrointestinal (GI) diseases, today announced the receipt of the second milestone payment to Giiant from the US Crohn’s and Colitis Foundation, through its Inflammatory Bowel Disease (IBD) Ventures program.

“We are grateful for the continued support of the Foundation and remain steadfast in our commitment to advance the treatment landscape for IBD. We are encouraged by the potential of PALI-2108 and view this milestone payment from the US Crohn’s and Colitis Foundation as further validation of our precision approach for IBD treatment. Our team continues to drive the clinical development of PALI-2108 toward the launch of a Phase 1 clinical study, which is on track for next year,” commented J.D. Finley, Chief Executive Officer of Palisade.

The previously announced US Crohn’s and Colitis Foundation research program funding agreement with Giiant of up to US$ 500,000 will support the development of the Company’s lead program, PALI-2108, an orally administered, locally acting colon-specific phosphodiesterase-4B (PDE4B) inhibitor prodrug in development for patients affected by moderate-to-severely active UC.

About the Crohn’s & Colitis Foundation

The Crohn’s & Colitis Foundation is the leading non-profit organization focused on both research and patient support for inflammatory bowel disease (IBD), with the mission of curing Crohn’s disease and ulcerative colitis, and of improving the quality of life of the millions of Americans living with IBD. The Foundation’s work is dramatically accelerating the research process through investment in research initiatives, while also providing extensive educational and support resources for patients and their families, medical professionals, and the public. For more information, visit, call 888-694-8872, or email

About Palisade Bio

Palisade Bio is a biopharmaceutical company focused on developing novel therapeutics for serious chronic gastrointestinal diseases. The Company believes that by using a targeted approach with its novel therapeutics it will transform the treatment landscape. For more information, please go to

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