PITTSBURGH and CAMBRIDGE, Mass., Feb. 28, 2022 (GLOBE NEWSWIRE) -- NeuBase Therapeutics, Inc. (Nasdaq: NBSE) ("NeuBase" or the "Company"), a biotechnology platform company Drugging the Genome™ to address disease at the base level using a new class of precision genetic medicines, today announced that new preclinical data from its myotonic dystrophy type 1 (DM1) program will be featured in presentations at the 2022 MDA Clinical & Scientific Conference. MDA 2022 will be taking place virtually and in-person in Nashville, Tennessee, from March 13-16, 2022, and the abstracts will be available on the meeting website.
Details of the presentations are as follows:
Title: Pharmacology, Biodistribution and Tolerability of a PATrOL™-Enabled Investigational Genetic Therapy for Myotonic Dystrophy, Type 1
Type: Poster Presentation
Date: Available for viewing Sunday, March 13 through Tuesday, March 15
Title: A PATrOL™- Enabled Investigational Genetic Therapy for DM1: Mouse Pharmacokinetics, Biodistribution, and CNS Penetration after Systemic Administration
Type: Oral Presentation
Date: Wednesday, March 16, 9:30am-9:45am CST
Expanding upon initial data presented in June 2021, the presentations will include new data of a PATrOL™-enabled investigational genetic therapy for DM1. NeuBase will present molecular and functional pharmacological activity of its DM1 investigational genetic therapy in the HSALR mouse model following single and repeated subcutaneous, intravenous, and intramuscular administration. The HSALR model carry the long repeat (LR) length of the DMPK repeat expansion and recapitulates many aspects of the clinical presentation of DM1. Additional pharmacokinetic data will be presented of NeuBase’s DM1 investigational genetic therapy in wild-type mice demonstrating distribution and pharmacologic activity throughout the body, including the brain and muscle, following systemic administration.
Patients with DM1 suffer from cognitive deficits and muscle pathology caused by a trinucleotide expansion in the DMPK gene. NeuBase’s DM1 investigational genetic therapy targets DMPK pre-mRNA with a novel peptide-nucleic acid (PNA) pharmacophore and is designed to selectively engage with the toxic RNA hairpin structure and release the splicing proteins to restore RNA splicing and downstream protein production. The PNA pharmacophore is conjugated to NeuBase’s novel delivery technology that is designed for broad distribution, including into the deep brain, with the potential for a whole body, disease-modifying solution for DM1. For more information, visit undefined.
About NeuBase Therapeutics
NeuBase is accelerating the genetic revolution by developing a new class of precision genetic medicines that Drug the Genome™. The Company’s therapies are built on a proprietary platform called PATrOL™ that encompasses a novel peptide-nucleic acid antisense oligonucleotide technology combined with a novel delivery shuttle that overcome many of the hurdles to selective mutation engagement, repeat dosing, and systemic delivery of genetic medicines. 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, who currently have limited to no treatment options. To learn more, visit www.neubasetherapeutics.com.
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