- All resolutions submitted for approval were passed by shareholders
Vancouver, Canada, May 18, 2023 — NervGen Pharma Corp. (TSX-V: NGEN) (OTCQX: NGENF), a clinical stage biotech company dedicated to developing innovative solutions for the treatment of nervous system damage, announces the results of its Annual General Meeting of Shareholders (“AGM”) held on May 17, 2023.
“We appreciate the support demonstrated by our shareholders at this AGM,” stated Bill Radvak, NervGen’s Chairman. “With our Phase 1 clinical trial successfully concluded, we are looking forward to the advancement of our proprietary lead drug candidate, NVG-291, into a Phase 1b/2a clinical trial in individuals with spinal cord injury in Q3 of this year.”
The Company reports that at the AGM the shareholders re-elected Brian Bayley, Harold Punnett, Bill Radvak, Randall Kaye, Krista McKerracher, Glenn Ives, Craig Thompson, Adam Rogers and Michael Kelly to serve in office until the next annual meeting or until their successors are duly elected or appointed. The shareholders also voted in favour of the appointment of KPMG LLP, Chartered Accountants, as auditors of the Company until the next annual meeting of the Company’s shareholders or until their successors are duly appointed. In addition, the shareholders approved by disinterested shareholder vote, certain amendments to the Company’s existing stock option plan.
NervGen (TSX-V: NGEN, OTCQX: NGENF) is a clinical stage biotech company dedicated to developing innovative treatments that enable the nervous system to repair itself following damage, whether due to injury or disease. NervGen’s lead drug candidate, NVG-291, is currently planned for a Phase 1b/2a clinical trial. The Company’s initial target indications include spinal cord injury, Alzheimer’s disease and multiple sclerosis. For more information, go to www.nervgen.com.
NervGen holds exclusive worldwide rights to NVG-291, a first-in-class therapeutic targeting pathogenic mechanisms that interfere with nervous system repair. NVG-291 is a therapeutic peptide derived from the intracellular domain of the receptor protein tyrosine phosphatase sigma (PTPσ). NVG-291-R, a rodent analog of NVG-291, has been shown to promote nervous system repair and functional recovery in animal models of spinal cord injury, peripheral nerve injury, multiple sclerosis and stroke, through enhanced plasticity, axonal regeneration, and remyelination.
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