– Preclinical and early clinical studies of MYMD-1®, an oral, small-molecule, selective TNF-α inhibitor accepted for presentation –
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, has been invited to present late-breaking data at the 2022 British Society for Immunology (BSI) Congress in Liverpool, England.
Late-breaking abstract entitled “Pharmacology and clinical profile of MYMD-1® (isomyosamine), an oral, selective, next-generation, tumor necrosis factor alpha (TNF-α) inhibitor that crosses the blood brain barrier,” is scheduled for poster presentation on December 6, 2022, at 6pm GMT. In addition to safety and pharmacology data, the presentation will include information on the anti-inflammatory effects of MYMD-1 in a collagen antibody induced arthritis (CAIA) model, which mimics features of arthritis in humans.
“We look forward to presenting these results at BSI and are very pleased that they have been chosen to be shared at this prestigious international gathering of immunology experts,” said Chris Chapman MD, president, director, and chief medical officer at MyMD Pharmaceuticals. “We believe strongly in the potential of MYMD-1 as a next-generation TNF-α inhibitor. With its differentiated oral administration and selectivity, it may one day offer a meaningful therapeutic solution for patients with conditions such as rheumatoid arthritis who are not served by current TNF-α inhibitors.”
MYMD-1 is an oral next-generation TNF-α inhibitor with the potential to transform the way that TNF-α based diseases are treated due to its selectivity and ability to cross the blood brain barrier. MyMD-1 is currently being evaluated in Phase 2 studies for sarcopenia/frailty, a result of the aging process, and has the potential to become the first drug approved by FDA for the condition. MyMD Pharmaceuticals is planning to study MYMD-1® in early-stage trials for rheumatoid arthritis (RA),
MYMD-1, an oral selective inhibitor of tumor necrosis factor-alpha (TNF-α), a driver of chronic inflammation, is being studied to slow the aging process, prevent sarcopenia and frailty, and extend healthy lifespan. MYMD-1 has shown effectiveness in pre-clinical and clinical studies in regulating the immune system. Unlike other therapies, MYMD-1 has been shown in these studies to selectively block TNF-α when it becomes overactivated in autoimmune diseases and cytokine storms, but not block it from doing its normal job of being a first responder to any routine type of moderate infection.
MYMD-1’s ease of oral dosing is another differentiator compared to currently available TNF-α blockers, all of which require delivery by injection or infusion. No FDA-approved TNF inhibitor has ever been dosed orally. In addition, the drug is not immunosuppressive and has not been shown to cause the serious side effects common with traditional therapies that treat inflammation. Because it can cross the blood brain barrier and gain access to the central nervous system (CNS), MYMD-1 is also positioned to be a possible treatment for brain-related disorders. Its mechanism of action and efficacy in diseases including multiple sclerosis (MS) and thyroiditis have been studied through collaborations with several academic institutions.
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 oral next-generation TNF-α inhibitor with the potential to transform the way TNF-α based diseases are treated due to its small molecule design and selectivity. MYMD-1 has the promise to provide meaningful therapeutic solutions to patients not served by current TNF-α 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, and is currently planning for 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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