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PITTSBURGH, Dec. 02, 2019 (GLOBE NEWSWIRE) -- NeuBase Therapeutics, Inc. (Nasdaq: NBSE) (“NeuBase” or the “Company”), a biotechnology company developing next-generation antisense therapies to address genetic diseases, today announced that one of its core technologies, the Janus Base, has been recognized by The Scientist as a Top 10 Innovation of 2019. The bi-specific Janus nucleobases uniquely allow NeuBase to develop short oligonucleotide drugs targeting rare genetic diseases that can reach and bind double helixes in the human genome and RNA secondary structures. The technology’s inventor and NeuBase’s chief scientific officer, Danith Ly, Ph.D., developed the Janus Base in his lab at Carnegie Mellon University.

Visit The Scientist’s Top 10 Innovations page to read more about Janus Bases and see comments from the expert judges. The Scientist’s annual Top 10 Innovations competition showcases the most clever and useful advances in life science techniques and products. Many previous winners had a long-lasting and profound effect on research.

“We are honored to have one of our core technologies, the Janus Base, recognized in The Scientist as a Top 10 Innovation of 2019,” said Dietrich Stephan, Ph.D., chief executive officer of NeuBase Therapeutics. “We believe NeuBase is the first and only company to successfully create a bi-specific engineered nucleotide, the Janus Base, which targets double-stranded DNA or RNA by engaging both strands at once. We expect that the drugs we are developing with this technology and our PATrOL platform will be used to address a wide range of rare genetic diseases starting with neurological disorders.”

For more information about NeuBase technology and the PATrOL platform visit neubasetherapeutics.com.

About NeuBase Therapeutics
NeuBase Therapeutics, Inc. is developing the next generation of gene silencing therapies with its flexible, highly specific synthetic antisense oligonucleotides. The proprietary NeuBase peptide-nucleic acid (PNA) antisense oligonucleotide (PATrOL™) platform allows for the rapid development of targeted drugs, increasing the treatment opportunities for the hundreds of millions of people affected by rare genetic diseases, including those that can only be treated through accessing of secondary RNA structures. Using PATrOL technology, NeuBase aims to first tackle rare, genetic diseases.

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NeuBase Investor Contact:
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