CALGARY, Alberta, March 11, 2019 (GLOBE NEWSWIRE) -- Resverlogix Corp. ("Resverlogix" or the "Company") (TSX: RVX) announced today its participation at leading industry and investor conferences during the month of March including, the American College of Cardiology’s (ACC) 68th Annual Scientific Session, the 31st Annual ROTH Conference, BIO-Europe Spring and the 14th International Conference on Alzheimer’s & Parkinson’s Diseases (AD/PD).
Of note, during AD/PD, Dr. Jeffrey Cummings, Founding Director of the Cleveland Clinic Lou Ruvo Brain Health Center, Las Vegas, Nevada, will deliver an oral presentation on Alzheimer’s Disease Treatment Strategies titled: Apabetalone (An Epigenetic BET-Inhibitor Small Molecule): A Sub-Study Evaluating Effects on Cognition In Diabetes Patients With Cardiovascular Disease.
In addition, Dr. Ewelina Kulikowski, Senior Vice President, Research & Development for the Company will deliver an oral presentation during AD/PD titled: The Epigenetic Inhibitor Apabetalone Downregulates Brain Endothelial and Microglial Cell Activation That Contributes to Neurodegenerative Disease.
Through participation at major conferences and events, the Company continues to highlight apabetalone – the first bromodomain and extra-terminal (BET) inhibitor in a Phase 3 clinical trial, BETonMACE for high-risk vascular disease – and its ability to regulate multiple biological pathways that underlie, and are known to contribute to, cardiovascular, diabetes, kidney and neurodegenerative diseases.
BETonMACE is fully enrolled and is expected to be completed in the first half of 2019.
ACC 2019, New Orleans, LA, USA
- March 16th, 2019
- Poster Session: Apabetalone, an Epigenetic BET Inhibitor in a Phase 3 Trial, Inhibits Vascular Inflammation and Cellular Adhesion Leading to Beneficial Outcomes in CVD Patients
- March 18th, 2019
- Poster Session: BET Protein Inhibition and Cognition: A Pre-Specified Substudy of the BETonMACE Phase 3 Trial Evaluating Apabetalone in Patients With Diabetes and Acute Coronary Syndrome
31st Annual ROTH Conference, Orange County, CA, USA, March 17 – 19, 2019
- Ahead of the conference, a pre-recorded webcast will be accessible on the afternoon of March 11, 2019. Access the webcast by visiting our events page HERE.
BIO-Europe Spring 2019, Vienna, Austria, March 25 – 27, 2019
AD/PD 2019, Lisbon, Portugal
- March 27th, 2019
- Poster Session: The Epigenetic Inhibitor Apabetalone Downregulates Brain Endothelial and Microglial Cell Activation That Contributes to Neurodegenerative Disease
- March 30th, 2019
- Presentation Title: Apabetalone (An Epigenetic BET-Inhibitor Small Molecule): A Sub-Study Evaluating Effects on Cognition In Diabetes Patients With Cardiovascular Disease
Resverlogix is developing apabetalone (RVX-208), a first-in-class, small molecule that is a selective BET (bromodomain and extra-terminal) inhibitor. BET bromodomain inhibition is an epigenetic mechanism that can regulate disease-causing genes. Apabetalone is a BET inhibitor selective for the second bromodomain (BD2) within the BET proteins. This selective inhibition of apabetalone on BD2 produces a specific set of biological effects with potentially important benefits for patients with high-risk cardiovascular disease, diabetes mellitus, chronic kidney disease, end-stage renal disease treated with hemodialysis, neurodegenerative disease, Fabry disease, peripheral artery disease and other orphan diseases, while maintaining a well described safety profile.
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