Company to showcase its innovative Alzheimer's, Parkinson's and ALS programs
TORONTO and CAMBRIDGE, MA, April 23, 2019 /CNW/ - ProMIS Neurosciences, Inc. (TSX: PMN) (OTCQB: ARFXF), a biotechnology company focused on the discovery and development of antibody therapeutics selectively targeting toxic oligomers implicated in the development of neurodegenerative diseases, announced that it will participate in the Think Equity Investor Conference being held on May 2, 2019 at the Mandarin Oriental Hotel in New York.
Eugene Williams, ProMIS' Executive Chairman will provide overviews of its novel drug discovery and development programs for Alzheimer's disease, Parkinson's disease and ALS (amyotrophic lateral sclerosis) at 10:30 am ET, in the Lotus West Room. In his talk Mr. Williams will also underline how the evaluation of novel biomarkers in patients will significantly accelerate drug development in neurodegenerative diseases. The video webcast and slides of Mr. Williams' presentation will be available through the following link http://wsw.com/webcast/thinkequity/arfxf/. The webcast will be archived for 90 days following the event through the same link.
About ProMIS' Platform Technology Numerous studies show that a common root cause of neurodegenerative diseases is the toxic oligomer, a misfolded protein that derives from naturally occurring proteins in the brain. Using its novel drug discovery platform, ProMIS can uniquely and selectively target the toxic oligomer, filling a critical gap for drug developers as traditional approaches to developing antibodies are unable to isolate and target the toxic oligomer with adequate precision. This proprietary platform can identify targets to produce, test and advance antibody candidates quickly and cost-effectively. ProMIS' lead candidate antibody, PMN310 for Alzheimer's disease (AD), demonstrates a high degree of binding to toxic oligomers without binding to non-toxic forms of naturally occurring amyloid beta protein. The company's program for Parkinson's disease (PD) is based on the development of several potential antibody therapeutic candidates aimed at selectively targeting toxic oligomers of the protein α-synuclein, considered a root cause of PD. Similarly, ProMIS has identified antibody candidates selectively targeting toxic oligomers of the protein TDP43, considered a root cause of ALS.
About ProMIS Neurosciences ProMIS Neurosciences, Inc. is a development stage biotechnology company focused on discovering and developing antibody therapeutics selectively targeting toxic oligomers implicated in the development and progression of neurodegenerative diseases, in particular AD, PD and ALS. The Company's proprietary target discovery engine is based on the use of two complementary techniques. The Company applies its thermodynamic, computational discovery platform -ProMIS and Collective Coordinates – to predict novel targets known as Disease Specific Epitopes on the molecular surface of misfolded proteins. Using this unique precision medicine approach, the Company is developing novel antibody therapeutics for AD, PD and ALS. ProMIS is headquartered in Toronto, Ontario, with offices in Cambridge, Massachusetts. ProMIS is listed on the Toronto Stock Exchange under the symbol PMN, and on the OTCQB Venture Market under the symbol ARFXF.
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ProMIS Neurosciences is a TSX listed biotech company (trading symbol: PMN.TO), headquartered in Toronto, Ontario and with offices in Cambridge, Massachusetts. The mission of ProMIS is to discover and develop precision medicine therapeutics for effective treatment of...