MENLO PARK, Calif., Oct. 13, 2021 (GLOBE NEWSWIRE) -- CohBar, Inc. (NASDAQ: CWBR), a clinical stage biotechnology company developing mitochondria based therapeutics to treat chronic diseases and extend healthy lifespan, today announced that data from its CB4211 Phase 1a/1b clinical study have been selected for presentation during the late-breaking poster session at The American Association for the Study of Liver Diseases (AASLD) Annual Meeting (The Liver Meeting® 2021). This event will be held virtually on November 12 – 15, 2021.
The presentation will discuss further details from the Phase 1a/1b clinical study of CB4211 in obese subjects with nonalcoholic fatty liver disease (NAFLD). In August 2021, the company announced positive topline data from the trial, including statistically significant reductions in ALT, AST and glucose compared to placebo after 4 weeks of treatment with CB4211. CB4211 is under development for the treatment of nonalcoholic steatohepatitis (NASH) and obesity. The poster will be presented by Dr. Rohit Loomba, MD, MHSc, Professor of Medicine, Director, NAFLD Research Center, and Director of Hepatology, University of California at San Diego.
Publication Number: LP5
Session: Late-Breaking Abstract Posters
Title: CB4211, a Novel Analog of MOTS-c, Improves Markers of Liver Injury and Metabolism in Obese Subjects with Nonalcoholic Fatty Liver Disease: A Multicenter, Double-Blind, Randomized, Placebo-Controlled Study.
Abstracts will be available on the AASLD website on November 1st, 2021. Details of the late-breaking abstracts will be presented in November and published in the December issue of Hepatology. CohBar’s poster presentation from The Liver Meeting® 2021 will be available on the company’s website following its disclosure at the meeting. The Liver Meeting® is the premiere event for research on new therapeutics for NASH and bringing together clinicians, associates, and scientists from around the world to exchange information on the latest research, discuss new developments in liver treatment and transplantation, and network with leading experts in the field of hepatology.
CB4211, discovered by CohBar scientists, is a first-in-class mitochondria based therapeutic (MBT) under development for the treatment of nonalcoholic steatohepatitis (NASH) and obesity. CB4211 recently demonstrated positive effects on reducing biomarkers of liver injury and improving metabolic homeostasis in a Phase 1a/1b clinical study in obese subjects with nonalcoholic fatty liver disease (NAFLD). CB4211 is a novel and improved analog of MOTS-c, a naturally occurring mitochondrial derived peptide (MDP). MOTS-c was discovered in 2012 by CohBar founder Dr. Pinchas Cohen and his academic collaborators and has been shown to play a significant role in the regulation of metabolism in animal models. NASH has been estimated to affect as many as 30 million adults in the U.S., and there is currently no approved treatment for the disease.
CohBar (NASDAQ: 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. Mitochondria based therapeutics originate from the discovery by CohBar’s founders of a novel group of naturally occurring peptide sequences within the mitochondrial genome, some of which have been shown to have the potential to regulate key processes in multiple systems and organs in the body. 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 associated with the underlying impact of mitochondrial dysfunction. The company’s lead compound, CB4211, which is under development for the treatment of NASH and obesity, recently completed a successful Phase 1a/1b clinical trial. In addition, CohBar has four preclinical programs, the most advanced of which is CB5138-3, a peptide with broad anti-fibrotic and anti-inflammatory properties. This program is currently in IND-enabling studies with the goal of filing an IND and initiating a First-in-Human study in 2022 with an initial indication of idiopathic pulmonary fibrosis. The company also has a program in ARDS, including COVID-19 associated ARDS, as well as two peptide families with potential utility in treating various forms of cancer.
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