Clene Salutes Collaboration of ALS Community and Major League Baseball on Lou Gehrig Day
ALS Drug Developer Clene to Broadcast Message of Support with Former Yankees Outfielder Chris Dickerson on Nasdaq MarketSite Tower in Times Square
SALT LAKE CITY, June 02, 2022 (GLOBE NEWSWIRE) -- Clene Inc. (NASDAQ: CLNN) along with its subsidiaries “Clene” and its wholly owned subsidiary Clene Nanomedicine, Inc., a clinical-stage biopharmaceutical company focused on revolutionizing the treatment of neurodegenerative disease, today announced its support of the collaboration between the ALS community and Major League Baseball on the second annual Lou Gehrig Day. June 2 marks when Gehrig became the New York Yankees starting first baseman as well as when he passed away in 1941 from complications of amyotrophic lateral sclerosis (ALS), which has occasionally become known as Lou Gehrig’s disease.
In recognition of Lou Gehrig Day, Clene will broadcast a message of support on the Nasdaq MarketSite tower in New York’s Times Square. This will include a message from Chris Dickerson, a former starting outfielder with the Yankees and four other Major League Baseball teams. A video with Dickerson is available for viewing on Clene’s website at www.clene.com. Established in 2021, Lou Gehrig Day has become an important occasion for public awareness as part of the large-scale movement to find a cure for ALS.
“We salute the collaboration of the ALS community and Major League Baseball in remembering Lou Gehrig for his inspiration to what is a continued fight against this devastating disease,” said Rob Etherington, President and CEO of Clene. “Lou Gehrig Day is about remembrance, awareness and commitment toward new therapies and an eventual cure. As we forge ahead with our drug development work and initiatives with patient advocacy groups, Clene is committed to helping with the much-needed educational and drug development progress that are critical to this battle and which, ultimately, may enable us to find a cure. In our own work, we look forward to the completion of our ongoing Phase 2/3 late-stage clinical results in the next quarter from the Healey ALS Platform study.”
Lou Gehrig Day focuses on three pillars: (1) remembering the legacy of Gehrig and all those lost to the disease that bears his name; (2) raising awareness and funds for research of ALS; and (3) celebrating the groups and individuals who have led the pursuit of cures. Today, Major League Baseball home teams will host ceremonies and display “4-ALS” logos in their stadiums commemorating Gehrig’s uniform number. Clubs with an off-day will recognize Lou Gehrig Day tomorrow. For more information about Major League Baseball’s Lou Gehrig Day activities, visit www.lg4day.com.
Focused on advancing new medicines, Clene is currently in late-stage clinical development with its lead drug candidate, CNM-Au8®, as a potential treatment for ALS. The company expects topline data in the third quarter from a Phase 2/3 registrational study, the HEALEY ALS Platform trial, that is evaluating the medicine in ALS patients. CNM-Au8 is an oral suspension of gold nanocrystals developed to restore neuronal health and function by increasing energy production and utilization. The catalytically-active nanocrystals of CNM-Au8 drive critical cellular energy producing reactions that enable neuroprotection and remyelination by increasing neuronal and glial resilience to disease-relevant stressors. CNM-Au8® is a federally registered trademark of Clene Nanomedicine, Inc.
Clene is a clinical-stage biopharmaceutical company focused on revolutionizing the treatment of neurodegenerative disease by targeting energetic failure, an underlying cause of many neurological diseases. The company is based in Salt Lake City, Utah, with R&D and manufacturing operations in Maryland. For more information, please visit www.clene.com or follow us on Twitter, LinkedIn, and Facebook.
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