CAMBRIDGE, Mass.--(BUSINESS WIRE)--Catabasis Pharmaceuticals, Inc. (NASDAQ:CATB), a clinical-stage biopharmaceutical company, today announced that it will present new magnetic resonance imaging (MRI) data from the open-label extension MoveDMD trial of edasalonexent (CAT-1004) for the treatment of Duchenne muscular dystrophy (DMD) at the American Academy of Neurology 70th Annual Meeting to be held April 21 – 27, 2018, in Los Angeles, CA, at the Los Angeles Convention Center.
Richard Finkel, M.D., Chief, Division of Neurology, Department of Pediatrics at Nemours Children’s Health System and a Principal Investigator for the study, will give an oral presentation titled “MoveDMD®: Positive Effects of Edasalonexent, an NF-ĸB Inhibitor, in 4 to 7-Year Old Patients with Duchenne Muscular Dystrophy in Phase 2 Study with an Open-Label Extension” during the S29 session “Child Neurology and Developmental Neurology” on Wednesday, April 25, 2018 from 2:00pm – 2:12pm PT.
About Edasalonexent (CAT-1004)
Edasalonexent (CAT-1004) is an investigational oral small molecule that is being developed as a potential disease-modifying therapy for all patients affected by DMD, regardless of their underlying mutation. Edasalonexent inhibits NF-kB, a protein that is activated in DMD and drives inflammation and fibrosis, muscle degeneration and suppresses muscle regeneration. Edasalonexent continues to be dosed in the open-label extension of the MoveDMD Phase 2 clinical trial and Catabasis is preparing for a single global Phase 3 trial to evaluate the efficacy and safety of edasalonexent for registration purposes, dependent on raising capital. The FDA has granted orphan drug, fast track and rare pediatric disease designations and the European Commission has granted orphan medicinal product designation to edasalonexent for the treatment of DMD. For a summary of clinical results reported to-date, please visit www.catabasis.com.
At Catabasis Pharmaceuticals, our mission is to bring hope and life-changing therapies to patients and their families. Our SMART (Safely Metabolized And Rationally Targeted) Linker drug discovery platform enables us to engineer molecules that simultaneously modulate multiple targets in a disease. Our lead program in development is edasalonexent for the treatment of Duchenne muscular dystrophy. For more information on edasalonexent and our pipeline of drug candidates, please visit www.catabasis.com.