LEXINGTON, Mass., Jan. 6, 2020 /PRNewswire/ -- Pulmatrix, Inc. (NASDAQ: PULM), a clinical stage biopharmaceutical company developing innovative inhaled therapies to address serious pulmonary diseases today announced that it has entered into a research collaboration with Nocion Therapeutics to explore new technologies to enable and improve inhaled drug delivery. The collaboration will leverage Pulmatrix's iSPERSE™ platform and expertise in seeking to transform promising assets to improve drug delivery and safety profiles.
"This collaboration is an important milestone validating the promise of the iSPERSE™ platform for research and partnering capabilities," said Ted Raad, Chief Executive Officer of Pulmatrix. "At Pulmatrix, we have successfully applied our technology to improve the delivery of a diverse range of inhaled molecules and believe our approach has the potential to broadly benefit the development and reach of inhaled therapeutics. We are thrilled to enter this collaboration with Nocion and look forward to applying our innovative technology and know how to help them accomplish their goal of advancing promising new candidates that revolutionize the treatment of conditions arising from neurogenic inflammation."
Richard P. Batycky, Ph.D., Chief Executive Officer of Nocion Therapeutics, said "We are excited to be working with Pulmatrix to evaluate the formulatability of our respiratory compounds. The combination of their experienced team, their skill with standard dry powder techniques and their proprietary iSPERSE™ platform will allow for a thorough evaluation of our compounds to help advance our promising drug candidates." Dr. Batycky also serves on the Board of Directors of Pulmatrix.
Pulmatrix is a clinical stage biopharmaceutical company developing innovative inhaled therapies to address serious pulmonary disease using its patented iSPERSE™ technology. The Company's proprietary product pipeline is focused on advancing treatments for serious lung diseases, including Pulmazole, an inhaled anti-fungal for patients with allergic bronchopulmonary aspergillosis ("ABPA"), and PUR1800, a narrow spectrum kinase inhibitor for patients with obstructive lung diseases including asthma and chronic obstructive pulmonary disease ("COPD"). Pulmatrix's product candidates are based on iSPERSE™, its proprietary engineered dry powder delivery platform, which seeks to improve therapeutic delivery to the lungs by maximizing local concentrations and reducing systemic side effects to improve patient outcomes.
Nocion Therapeutics is a biopharmaceutical company developing novel small molecule charged sodium channel blockers, "nocions", that selectively affect actively firing nociceptors—to provide targeted, robust and sustained relief for the treatment of serious conditions involving cough, itch, and pain. The company's mission is to safely alleviate suffering for millions of patients with conditions arising from activated sensory neurons. For more information, visit: www.nociontx.com.
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