CAMBRIDGE, Mass.--(BUSINESS WIRE)--Navitor Pharmaceuticals, Inc., a biopharmaceutical company developing novel medicines that target the cellular nutrient signaling proteins regulating mTORC1 activation to treat serious diseases including neurological and fibrotic disorders, immunometabolism and certain rare diseases, today announced that George P. Vlasuk, PhD, President and Chief Executive Officer, will present a corporate overview at the Cowen and Company 38th Annual Health Care Conference in Boston on Wednesday, March 14, 2018 at 8:30 a.m. Eastern time.
Navitor Pharmaceuticals, Inc., is a biopharmaceutical company discovering and developing novel medicines that target the nutrient sensing pathways that regulate mTORC1, a master regulator of cellular growth and metabolism. The company’s proprietary drug discovery platform unlocks the therapeutic potential of mTOR by bringing together deep knowledge into nutrient sensors, proprietary biological tools and expertise regarding the correlation of mTORC1 activity in disease. Navitor’s small molecule therapeutics are designed to selectively modulate the cellular signals that are aberrant in disease processes caused by the dysregulation of mTORC1 activation to address a wide range of diseases, including neurological and fibrotic disorders, immunometabolism and certain rare diseases. Navitor’s lead program, NV-5138 is an oral, small molecule mTORC1 activator advancing into clinical studies for Treatment-Resistant Depression in the first half of 2018. The company’s founding intellectual property is based on groundbreaking discoveries related to the mTORC1 pathway and nutrient signaling mechanisms by Dr. David Sabatini at The Whitehead Institute for Biomedical Research and HHMI. The company is backed by leading financial and corporate investors, including Polaris Partners, Atlas Venture, Johnson & Johnson Innovation – JJDC, Inc., SR One, Ltd., Brace Pharma Capital, Remeditex Ventures, Sanofi Ventures and Nan Fung Capital. For more information, please visit www.navitorpharma.com.