CytoDyn’s Phase 2 Study of Leronlimab for Mild-to-Moderate COVID-19 Selected for Oral Presentation at the Special isirv-AVG Virtual Conference on ‘Therapeutics for COVID-19’
VANCOUVER, Washington, Sept. 22, 2020 (GLOBE NEWSWIRE) -- CytoDyn Inc. (OTC.QB: CYDY), (“CytoDyn” or the “Company"), a late-stage biotechnology company developing leronlimab (PRO
140), a CCR5 antagonist with the potential for multiple therapeutic indications, announced today the Phase 2 study of leronlimab for mild-to-moderate COVID-19 patients has been selected for an oral
presentation at the upcoming Special isirv-Antiviral Group Conference on ‘Therapeutics for COVID-19.’ The Conference is sponsored by the International Society for Influenza and other Respiratory
Virus Diseases, an independent and international scientific professional society promoting the prevention, detection, treatment, and control of influenza and other respiratory virus disease.
Details of the presentation are as follows:
Abstract Title: “A Phase 2 Study of Leronlimab for Mild to Moderate Coronavirus Disease 2019 (COVID-19).”
Abstract Confirmation Number: AAVGV0010
Presenter: Harish Seethamraju, M.D., Medical Director, Advanced Lung Failure and Lung Transplant, Montefiore Medical Center, Bronx, New York.
Presentation Date and Time: October 6-8, 2020 12.00-4.00pm GMT and will be available on demand.
Additional details can be found on the conference web site here
“The acceptance of this oral abstract by this highly regarded scientific organization is very rewarding for all of the medical professionals who provided care and treatment to the COVID-19 patients during our Phase 2 trial. We also view this acceptance as a validation of leronlimab as a potential therapeutic for this disease and we look forward to the upcoming interim analysis from our Phase 3 trial for severe-to-critical COVID-19 patients,” said Nader Pourhassan, Ph.D., President and Chief Executive Officer of CytoDyn.
About Coronavirus Disease 2019
CytoDyn completed its Phase 2 clinical trial (CD10) for COVID-19, a double-blinded, randomized clinical trial for mild-to-moderate patients in the U.S. which produced statistically significant results for NEWS2. Enrollment continues in its Phase 3 randomized clinical trial for the severe-to-critically ill COVID-19 population in several hospitals throughout the U.S.; an interim analysis on the first 195 patients will be announced by mid-October.
About Leronlimab (PRO 140)
The FDA has granted a Fast Track designation to CytoDyn for two potential indications of leronlimab for critical illnesses. The first indication is a combination therapy with HAART for HIV-infected patients and the second is for metastatic triple-negative breast cancer. Leronlimab is an investigational humanized IgG4 mAb that blocks CCR5, a cellular receptor that is important in HIV infection, tumor metastases, and other diseases, including NASH. Leronlimab has completed nine clinical trials in over 800 people and met its primary endpoints in a pivotal Phase 3 trial (leronlimab in combination with standard antiretroviral therapies in HIV-infected treatment-experienced patients).