Tackling AD at the roots: early intervention to address multiple hallmarks of AD

Clinical development of varoglutamstat

Phase 1 – Completed

Phase 2a SAPHIR – Completed

Phase 2b VIVIAD – EU Study, Completed


Phase 2a/b VIVA-MIND – US Study, Recruiting

Safety and tolerability in healthy volunteers

Varoglutamstat is well-tolerated

Safety and tolerability in patients with early AD

3-month treatment significantly improved working memory (One Back Test) and synaptic function (EEG), as well as neuroinflammation (CSF Biomarkers)

Safety, tolerability and efficacy in Patients MCI or mild AD

Endpoints: safety, attention/ working memory, NTB, biomarkers

Efficacy and safety in patients with early AD

Endpoints: safety, attention/ working memory, CDR-SB biomarkers

Study with adaptive dose finding phase and potential for seamless expansion into confirmatory Phase 3 study

Strategic regional partnership with Simcere

In June 2021, we entered into a strategic regional licensing partnership with Simcere Pharmaceutical Group to develop and commercialize medicines targeting the neurotoxic amyloid species N3pE (pGlu-Abeta) to treat AD in Greater China.

The agreement grants Simcere a regional license to develop and commercialize varoglutamstat as well as our preclinical monoclonal N3pE-antibody PBD-C06 in the Greater China region. Read more here.