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MENLO PARK, Calif., April 14, 2020 (GLOBE NEWSWIRE) -- CohBar, Inc. (CWBR), a clinical stage biotechnology company developing mitochondria based therapeutics to treat chronic diseases and extend healthy lifespan, today announced acceptance of a late-breaking abstract as a poster presentation at the American Thoracic Society (ATS) 2020 International Conference, which was scheduled to be held May 15-20 in Philadelphia, PA, and has since been cancelled. American Thoracic Society is currently exploring options for providing select elements of the conference content including ePosters in an online format later this year. CohBar’s ePoster will contain data on a family of novel analogs of a peptide encoded in mitochondrial DNA, demonstrating beneficial effects in mouse models of Idiopathic Pulmonary Fibrosis (IPF).
In December 2019, CohBar announced preclinical data confirming the therapeutic potential of a novel CohBar peptide, MBT2. In a preclinical animal model of IPF, MBT2 reduced lung fibrosis, inflammation, and collagen levels after 14 days of administration. IPF is a chronic, progressive, debilitating and usually fatal lung disease that results in the scarring of the lungs, also known as fibrosis, and represents a high unmet medical need affecting approximately 100,000 patients in the U.S.
Poster Presentation Information
Session: A62 - LUNG FIBROSIS: INSIGHTS FROM THE BENCH
Poster #A2261: MBT2, a Novel Analog of a Mitochondrially Encoded Peptide, Inhibits Fibrogenesis in Cultured Human Lung Cells and Is Effective in Mouse Models of Idiopathic Pulmonary Fibrosis (IPF)
Date & Time: Further information to be announced when available.
Updates on the ATS program can be viewed by visiting: https://conference.thoracic.org/program/session-information/.
The American Thoracic Society is the world's leading medical association dedicated to advancing clinical and scientific understanding of pulmonary diseases, critical illnesses and sleep-related breathing disorders. Today, it has grown into an international society with more than 16,000 members.
CohBar (CWBR) is a clinical stage biotechnology company focused on the research and development of mitochondria based therapeutics, an emerging class of drugs for the treatment of chronic and age-related diseases. CohBar is developing mitochondria based therapeutics based on the discovery by CohBar’s founders of a novel group of naturally occurring mitochondrial-derived peptides within the mitochondrial genome that regulate metabolism and cell death, and whose biological activity declines with age. To date, the company has discovered more than 100 mitochondrial-derived peptides and generated over 1,000 analogs. CohBar’s efforts focus on the development of these peptides into therapeutics that offer the potential to address a broad range of diseases, including nonalcoholic steatohepatitis (NASH), obesity, fibrotic diseases, cancer, type 2 diabetes, and cardiovascular and neurodegenerative diseases. The company’s lead compound, CB4211, is in the Phase 1b stage of a Phase 1a/1b clinical trial for NASH and obesity. In addition, CohBar has four preclinical programs, two in cancer, one in fibrotic diseases and one in type 2 diabetes.
For additional company information, please visit www.cohbar.com.
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Director of Investor Relations
LifeSci Advisors, LLC