GENEVA--(BUSINESS WIRE)--Regulatory News:
GeNeuro (Paris:GNRO) (Euronext Paris: CH0308403085 – GNRO), a biopharmaceutical company developing new treatments for neurological disorders and autoimmune diseases, including multiple sclerosis (MS), today provided access to research on human endogenous retroviruses (HERVs) and their impact on neurological pathologies. At the recent 2nd International Workshop on Human Endogenous Retroviruses and Disease, held in Washington, DC, experts from around the world gathered to discuss topics focusing on nervous system diseases, such as HERV-W envelope protein (MSRV-Env) and its role in multiple sclerosis (MS), how activated HERV-K and its envelope protein cause pathogenic effects relevant for amyotrophic lateral sclerosis and the potential link of HERVs to psychoses. Past, ongoing and future therapeutic strategies in clinical trials targeting HERVs in these diseases were also presented and discussed between the clinicians and scientific experts.
Hervé Perron, Chief Scientific Officer of GeNeuro, said: “The HERV and Disease meeting provides a unique opportunity for scientific and clinical experts to share their knowledge and experience in the field. Momentum in HERV medical research as well as therapeutic development is now building rapidly.”
The presentations of the HERV & Disease International Workshop can be found at www.hervanddisease.com/program/
GeNeuro is conducting a Phase 2b clinical study with GNbAC1, a monoclonal antibody designed to neutralize MSRV-Env, a pathogenic protein that has been associated with both the inflammatory and neurodegenerative components of the disease. GeNeuro expects top-line results from this study, made in partnership with Servier, to be available early in the fourth quarter 2017.
For more information about the 2017 HERVs & Disease Workshop, visit: www.hervanddisease.com
GeNeuro‘s mission is to develop safe and effective treatments against neurological disorders and autoimmune diseases, such as multiple sclerosis, by neutralizing causal factors encoded by HERVs, which represent 8% of human DNA.
GeNeuro is based in Geneva, Switzerland and has R&D facilities in France at sites in Archamps, Haute-Savoie and in Lyon. It has 30 employees and rights to 16 patent families protecting its technology.
For more information, visit: www.geneuro.com
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