CytoDyn to Host R&D Update on Wednesday, December 7, 2022
VANCOUVER, Washington, Nov. 22, 2022 (GLOBE NEWSWIRE) -- CytoDyn Inc. (OTCQB: CYDY) ("CytoDyn" or the "Company"), a biotechnology company developing leronlimab, a CCR5 antagonist with the potential for multiple therapeutic indications, announced today that it will host a virtual R&D Update on Wednesday, December 7, 2022, beginning at 11:00 a.m. Eastern Time / 8:00 a.m. Pacific Time.
During this event, Company management and members of its Scientific Advisory Board will provide an overview and update on the Company's R&D and clinical development strategy and activities.
CytoDyn's R&D Update will include the following:
Cyrus Arman, Ph.D., President, will provide an overview of the Company's current and future R&D and clinical development strategy and activities.
Mazen Noureddin, M.D., M.H.Sc., the current Director of the Houston Liver Institute and former founding Director of the Fatty Liver Program at Cedars-Sinai Medical Center. He has conducted over 40 investigational clinical studies and published over 180 papers on non-alcoholic steatohepatitis (NASH). He will present the potential role of leronlimab in treating NASH and non-alcoholic fatty liver disease.
Stefan Glück, M.D., Ph.D., is the former Sylvester Professor at the Leonard M. Miller School of Medicine at the University of Miami at Florida and has been a Principal Investigator for over 37 breast cancer clinical studies. He has also served in roles for Regeneron and Celgene, focusing on immuno-oncology in solid tumors and acquiring early assets. He will discuss the potential role of leronlimab in the tumor microenvironment.
Jonah Sacha, Ph.D., is currently Professor at the Vaccine and Gene Therapy Institute and Oregon National Primate Research Center, both of Oregon Health & Science University, where he conducts research on infectious diseases. He has published over 85 peer-reviewed research articles and has been awarded 10 patents. Dr. Sacha will share the latest research developments with regard to leronlimab and HIV cure.
Access to the event will be available at the Company's website in the "Investors" section. A replay will be archived on the Company's website following the live presentation.
Virtual R&D Update Webcast Access Information
Wednesday, December 7, 2022
11:00 a.m. Eastern Time / 8:00 a.m. Pacific Time
The replay will be available approximately 60 minutes after the conclusion of the webcast and can be accessed via the above link until January 7, 2023.
CytoDyn is a clinical-stage biotechnology company focused on the development and commercialization of leronlimab, an investigational humanized IgG4 monoclonal antibody (mAb) that is designed to bind to C-C chemokine receptor type 5 (CCR5), a protein on the surface of certain immune system cells that is believed to play a role in numerous disease processes. CytoDyn is studying leronlimab in multiple therapeutic areas, including infectious disease, cancer, and autoimmune conditions.
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