ORYZON to Give Updates on Corporate Progress in February and March
- BIO CEO & Investor Conference 2022, New York
- Epigenetics Symposium – From Genes to Chromatin to Therapeutics
- BioMed Event 2022, Paris
- Barclays Global Healthcare Conference, Miami
MADRID, Spain and CAMBRIDGE, Mass., Feb. 14, 2022 (GLOBE NEWSWIRE) -- Oryzon Genomics, S.A. (ISIN Code: ES0167733015, ORY), a public clinical-stage biopharmaceutical company leveraging epigenetics to develop therapies in diseases with strong unmet medical need, announced today that its management will give an update on corporate progress at several international events in February and March.
Oryzon will participate at the BIO CEO & Investor Conference 2022, to be held in New York and virtually on February 14-17. Dr. Carlos Buesa, Oryzon’s CEO, and Dr. Saikat Nandi, Oryzon’s Global Chief Business Officer, will hold one-to-one meetings with pharmaceutical companies and global investors. During this event Dr. Buesa will present a corporate update on February 14 at 11:00 am ET. Click on link for more info about the BIO CEO & Investor conference
Oryzon has been invited to participate at the Epigenetics Symposium: From Genes to Chromatin to Therapeutics, hosted by the Cancer Epigenetics Institute and the Fox Chase Cancer Center, to be held in Philadelphia and virtually on March 2. Dr. Ana Limón, Oryzon’s Senior VP of Clinical Development and Global Medical Affairs will give a short talk as part of a session with leading industry members discussing epigenetic-related therapies. Click on link for more info about this Epigenetics Symposium
Oryzon will also attend the BioMed Event 2022, which will be held on March 8 in Paris, France, where Dr. Buesa will present a corporate update. Click on link for more info about the BioMed Event
Executive directors of the company will also attend the Barclays Global Healthcare Conference, to be held in Miami on March 15-17. Dr. Buesa will present a corporate update on March 16 at 16:20 ET.
Founded in 2000 in Barcelona, Spain, Oryzon (ISIN Code: ES0167733015) is a clinical stage biopharmaceutical company considered as the European champion in epigenetics. Oryzon has one of the strongest portfolios in the field, with two LSD1 inhibitors, iadademstat and vafidemstat, in Phase II clinical trials and ongoing programs for developing inhibitors against other epigenetic targets. In addition, Oryzon has a strong platform for biomarker identification and performs biomarker and target validation for a variety of malignant and neurological diseases. For more information, visit www.oryzon.com
Iadademstat (ORY-1001) is a small oral molecule, which acts as a highly selective inhibitor of the epigenetic enzyme LSD1 and has a powerful differentiating effect in hematologic cancers (see Maes et al., Cancer Cell 2018 Mar 12; 33 (3): 495-511.e12.doi: 10.1016 / j.ccell.2018.02.002.). A FiM Phase I/IIa clinical trial with iadademstat in R/R AML patients demonstrated the safety and good tolerability of the drug and preliminary signs of antileukemic activity, including a CRi (see Salamero et al, J Clin Oncol, 2020, 38(36): 4260-4273. doi: 10.1200/JCO.19.03250). In a still ongoing Phase IIa trial in elder 1L-AML patients (ALICE trial), iadademstat has shown encouraging safety and efficacy data in combination with azacitidine. Beyond hematological cancers, the inhibition of LSD1 has been proposed as a valid therapeutic approach in some solid tumors such as small cell lung cancer (SCLC), neuroendocrine tumors, medulloblastoma and others. In a Phase IIa trial in combination with platinum/etoposide in second line ED-SCLC patients (CLEPSIDRA trial, finalized), preliminary efficacy results have been reported. In total iadademstat has been tested in four clinical trials in more than 100 patients.
Vafidemstat (ORY-2001) is an oral, CNS optimized LSD1 inhibitor. The molecule acts on several levels: it reduces cognitive impairment, including memory loss and neuroinflammation, and at the same time has neuroprotective effects. In animal studies vafidemstat not only restores memory but reduces the exacerbated aggressiveness of SAMP8 mice, a model for accelerated aging and Alzheimer’s disease (AD), to normal levels and also reduces social avoidance and enhances sociability in murine models. In addition, vafidemstat exhibits fast, strong and durable efficacy in several preclinical models of multiple sclerosis (MS). Oryzon has performed two Phase IIa clinical trials in aggressiveness in patients with different psychiatric disorders (REIMAGINE) and in aggressive/agitated patients with moderate or severe AD (REIMAGINE-AD), with positive clinical results reported in both. Additional finalized Phase IIa clinical trials with vafidemstat include the ETHERAL trial in patients with Mild to Moderate AD, where a significant reduction of the inflammatory biomarker YKL40 has been observed after 6 and 12 months of treatment, and the pilot, small scale SATEEN trial in Relapse-Remitting and Secondary Progressive MS, where antiinflammatory activity has also been observed. Vafidemstat has also been tested in a Phase II in severe Covid-19 patients (ESCAPE) assessing the capability of the drug to prevent ARDS, one of the most severe complications of the viral infection, where it showed significant anti-inflammatory effects in severe Covid-19 patients. Currently, vafidemstat is in two Phase IIb trials in borderline personality disorder (PORTICO) and in schizophrenia patients (EVOLUTION). The company is also deploying a CNS precision medicine approach with vafidemstat in genetically-defined patient subpopulations of certain CNS disorders.
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