BALTIMORE, Md.--(BUSINESS WIRE)--MyMD Pharmaceuticals, Inc.® (Nasdaq: MYMD) (“MyMD” or “the Company”), a clinical stage biopharmaceutical company developing groundbreaking therapies for the treatment of serious and debilitating autoimmune and inflammatory diseases, announced a dosing update on its fully-funded Phase 2 clinical trial of lead drug candidate MYMD-1®, an orally available next-generation TNF-alpha inhibitor, as a therapy for chronic inflammation associated with sarcopenia and frailty.
To date, the trial has completed dosing for the second patient cohort. The Safety Review Committee has confirmed no safety or toxicity issues and has voted unanimously to escalate to the next higher dose and begin enrolling the next cohort.
“We are pleased with the good news that we will be progressing our Phase 2 trial into the next dosing cohort, given that MYMD-1 has been well-tolerated by participants to date,” said Chris Chapman, MD, President, Director and Chief Medical Officer of MyMD. “We continue to anticipate efficacy data later this year.”
The Phase 2 multi-center double-blind, placebo controlled, randomized study (NCT05283486) is currently ongoing to investigate the efficacy, tolerability and pharmacokinetics of MYMD-1 in the treatment of chronic inflammation associated with sarcopenia/frailty in participants aged 65 years or older.
About MyMD Pharmaceuticals
MyMD Pharmaceuticals, Inc. (Nasdaq: MYMD), is a clinical stage biopharma company developing groundbreaking therapies for the treatment of serious and debilitating autoimmune and inflammatory diseases. MyMD’s lead clinical candidate, MYMD-1®, is an orally available next-generation TNF-alpha inhibitor with the potential to transform the way that TNF-alpha based diseases are treated. MYMD-1®, with its small molecule design, improved safety profile and ability to cross the blood brain barrier, has the promise to provide meaningful therapeutic solutions to patients not served by current TNF-alpha inhibitors and as a potential therapy for CNS-based inflammatory and autoimmune diseases. MYMD-1 has demonstrated the potential to slow the aging process and extend healthy lifespan. The company is evaluating MYMD-1® in Phase 2 studies for sarcopenia/frailty, a result of the aging process, as well as early-stage trials for rheumatoid arthritis (RA), with the potential to expand into other applications. MyMD’s second therapeutic candidate is Supera-CBD, a novel, synthetic, non-toxic cannabidiol (CBD) analog that is 8000 times more potent a CB2 agonist (activator) than plant-based CBD. In addition to its potential role in managing addiction, anxiety, chronic pain and seizures, Supera-CBD has also been shown to have anti-inflammatory effects. For more information, visit www.mymd.com.
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