- Company to present new preclinical data in myotonic dystrophy type 1 to support a path to enter the clinic in 2022, as well as provide updates on the Huntington’s disease program and unveil a new oncology program targeting high-value genetic driver mutations
- KOLs in peptide nucleic acids (PNAs) and Huntington’s disease to also present
- Investors and analysts suggested to pre-register for the event
PITTSBURGH, June 02, 2021 (GLOBE NEWSWIRE) -- NeuBase Therapeutics, Inc. (Nasdaq: NBSE) ("NeuBase" or the "Company"), a biotechnology company accelerating the genetic revolution using a new class of precision genetic medicines, today announced that it will host a virtual R&D day for investors and analysts on Tuesday, June 8, 2021 at 12:30 p.m. EDT.
The event will feature presentations from the NeuBase management team and the following Key Opinion Leaders:
- Peter Nielsen, Ph.D., is a leading expert in gene targeting, RNA interference, and chemical replication and translation and was one of the inventors of PNAs, the backbone of NeuBase’s PATrOL™ platform.
- Robert M. Friedlander, M.D., M.A., is intricately involved in basic and translational neuroscience research initiatives, and his work has developed new potential approaches for treatments including Huntington's disease.
NeuBase will present new data for the Company’s pipeline – including myotonic dystrophy type 1 (DM1), Huntington’s disease (HD), and its new oncology program.
Using the Company’s proprietary PATrOL™ platform, NeuBase is designing precision genetic medicines to activate, silence, or edit genes, as appropriate, depending on the underlying genetic mutation driving disease. This unifying platform capability is uniquely positioned to create a scalable pipeline of new medicines to address previously untreatable diseases.
A live Q&A session will follow the formal presentations. To register for NeuBase’s R&D Day, please click here.
Peter Nielsen, Ph.D., is currently a full professor at the University of Copenhagen, where his lab focuses on PNAs in regard to drug discovery, gene targeting, antisense principles, and cellular and in vivo delivery and administration of biopharmaceuticals. He is the co-author of more than 400 scientific papers and reviews as well as co-inventor on more than 20 patents and patent applications. He was Editor-in-Chief on the journal “Artificial DNA.” Dr. Nielsen has received several national and international scientific prizes including the NovoNordic Foundation, the Lundbeck Foundation, and the Institute Curie Jeanne Loubaresse prize. In addition to his esteemed academic career, Dr. Nielsen is the co-founder of two biotech companies in Denmark and is a member of EMBO and the Danish Academy of Technical Sciences. Dr. Nielsen is a member of the Scientific Advisory Board of NeuBase.
Robert Friedlander, M.D., M.A., is the Walter E. Dandy Distinguished Professor and Chair of the University of Pittsburgh Department of Neurological Surgery and Co-Director of the UPMC Neurological Institute. Before coming to the University of Pittsburgh, Dr. Friedlander was a professor at Harvard Medical School. He was also Vice-Chairman of Neurosurgery, Associate Director of Cerebrovascular Surgery and Co-Director of the Neuroscience Research Center at the Brigham and Women’s Hospital in Boston. Dr. Friedlander has received a number of significant academic awards; most significantly, he was elected into the prestigious National Academy of Medicine in 2018. He also received the Bayer Cerebrovascular Award from the Joint Section of Cerebrovascular Surgery, the International Charcot Prize for Motor Neuron Diseases, the Award from the Academy of Neurological Surgeons, and the H. Richard Winn Prize from the Society of Neurological Surgeons. Dr. Friedlander is an elected member of the prestigious American Society for Clinical Investigation and the Association of American Physicians. Dr. Friedlander is a member and Chair of the Scientific Advisory Board of NeuBase.
About NeuBase Therapeutics
NeuBase is accelerating the genetic revolution by developing a new class of precision genetic medicines which can be designed to increase, decrease, or change gene function, as appropriate, to resolve genetic defects that drive disease. NeuBase’s targeted PATrOL™ therapies are centered around its proprietary drug scaffold to address genetic diseases at the DNA or RNA level by combining the highly targeted approach of traditional genetic therapies with the broad organ distribution capabilities of small molecules. With an initial focus on silencing disease-causing mutations in debilitating neurological, neuromuscular and oncologic disorders, NeuBase is committed to redefining medicine for the millions of patients with both common and rare conditions. To learn more, visit www.neubasetherapeutics.com.
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Source: NeuBase Therapeutics, Inc.