- AMERICAN NEUROLOGICAL ASSOCIATION ANNUAL MEETING
- EUROPEAN COMMITTEE FOR TREATMENT AND RESEARCH IN MULTIPLE SCLEROSIS
Vancouver, Canada. October 20, 2022 – NervGen Pharma Corp. (TSX-V: NGEN) (OTCQX: NGENF) (“NervGen” or the “Company”), a clinical stage biotech company dedicated to developing innovative solutions for the treatment of nervous system damage, will be presenting posters at two upcoming scientific meetings – the 147th American Neurological Association (ANA) annual meeting on October 22-25, 2022 and the 38th Congress of the European Committee for Treatment and Research in Multiple Sclerosis (ECTRIMS) on October 26-28, 2022.
NervGen’s Director of Research, Dr. Marc DePaul, will present a poster at ANA outlining some of the preclinical data related to NervGen’s lead drug candidate, NVG-291, and NervGen’s Chief Medical Officer, Dr. Dan Mikol, will present a poster at ECTRIMS providing an overview of the ongoing Phase 1 study, as well as presenting the study design for the planned Phase 1b/2a clinical trial of NVG-291 in multiple sclerosis.
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 in a Phase 1 clinical trial. The Company’s initial target indications are spinal cord injury, Alzheimer’s disease and multiple sclerosis. For more information, go to www.nervgen.com.
NervGen holds the exclusive worldwide rights to NVG-291 and is developing a unique new class of drugs around the technology. NVG-291 is a therapeutic peptide that mimics the intracellular domain of the receptor protein tyrosine phosphatase sigma (PTPσ), a cell surface receptor known to interact with chondroitin sulfate proteoglycans (CSPGs). Both PTPσ and CSPGs have been shown to inhibit neural repair mechanisms following nervous system damage. NVG-291-R, the rodent form of NVG-291, has been shown to promote functional recovery and enable nervous system repair in a range of animal models, including models of spinal cord injury, peripheral nerve injury, multiple sclerosis and stroke, through enhanced plasticity, axonal regeneration, and remyelination.
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