BALTIMORE--(BUSINESS WIRE)--Cerecor Inc. (NASDAQ: CERC), a clinical-stage biopharmaceutical company developing treatments to make a difference in the lives of patients with neurological and psychiatric disorders, today announced it will be featured as a presenting company at the 15th Annual BIO Investor Forum. The Forum will be held on October 18th and 19th at the Westin St. Francis Hotel in San Francisco.
Dr. Uli Hacksell, President and Chief Executive Officer of Cerecor, will provide an overview of the Company's business during the live presentation and will be available to participate in one-on-one meetings with investors who are registered to attend the forum.
|Presentation Date:||Tuesday, October 18, 2016|
|Time:||8:00 am (Pacific Time)|
|Location:||Elizabethan A Room|
The presentation will be webcast live and will be available on the bio.org website. The webcast will remain available for 90 days following the live presentation on the Company’s website.
Cerecor is a clinical-stage biopharmaceutical company developing innovative drug candidates to make a difference in the lives of patients with neurological and psychiatric disorders. Cerecor is currently pursuing the development of two clinical Phase 2-stage product candidates, CERC-301 and CERC-501; as well as two earlier stage programs.
CERC-301 is an oral, NR2B specific N-methyl-D-aspartate receptor antagonist that is currently in a Phase 2 clinical trial as an oral, rapidly acting adjunctive treatment for patients with severe major depressive disorder (“MDD”) who are failing to achieve an adequate response to their current antidepressant treatment. We expect top-line data from this trial in November 2016. Cerecor received fast track designation by the United States Food and Drug Administration in 2013 for CERC-301 for the treatment of MDD. We believe CERC-301 has the potential to be a first-in-class medication that may significantly reduce depressive symptoms in a matter of days.
CERC-501 is a potent and selective kappa opioid receptor antagonist that is currently in a Phase 2 clinical trial for smoking cessation that is expected to provide top-line data in December 2016. In addition to Cerecor’s Phase 2 trial, three externally-funded clinical trials are being conducted to evaluate the use of CERC-501 in treating depressive symptoms, stress related smoking relapse and cocaine addiction. One study is being conducted under the auspices of the National Institute of Mental Health, the second is a collaboration between Cerecor and Yale University with funding from the National Institutes of Health and the third is being conducted at Rockefeller University Hospital with funding from a private foundation.
CERC-611 is a potent and selective Transmembrane AMPA Receptor Regulatory Proteins-γ8-dependent AMPA receptor antagonist in development as an adjunctive therapy for the treatment of partial-onset seizures with or without secondarily generalized seizures in patients with epilepsy. CERC-611 was recently acquired from Eli Lilly and we expect to file an IND and commence Phase 1 development in 2017.
Cerecor’s brain penetrant catechol-O-methyltransferase inhibitors, including CERC-406, are in preclinical development and may have potential procognitive activity.
For more information about the Company and its products, please visit www.cerecor.com or contact Mariam E. Morris, Chief Financial Officer, at (443) 304-8002.