HALLE (SAALE), Germany, 27 May 2016 – Probiodrug AG (Euronext Amsterdam: PBD), a biopharmaceutical company developing novel therapeutic solutions to treat Alzheimer’s disease (AD), announces that the company is scheduled to attend the following conferences:
(1) 2016 BIO International Convention
6 – 9 June 2016, Moscone Center, San Francisco, USA
Mark Booth, CBO, to present on Tuesday, 7 June at 2:45 pm PDT in Room 4
The BIO International Convention (BIO) attracts over 15,000 biotechnology and pharma leaders who come together for one week of networking to discover new opportunities and partnerships. This event covers a wide spectrum of life science and application areas including drug discovery, biomanufacturing, genomics, biofuels, nanotechnology and cell therapy.
(2) Jefferies 2016 Healthcare Conference
7 – 10 June 2016, Grand Hyatt, New York City, USA
Dr Hendrik Liebers, CFO, to present on Thursday, 9 June at 2:30 pm EST in Ballroom 7
The four day conference will include company presentations, Q&A breakout sessions and thematic panels. Company management teams and investors will also have the opportunity to participate in 1×1 and small group meetings.
28 – 30 June 2016, Powerscourt Hotel, Enniskerry, County Wicklow, Ireland
Dr Konrad Glund, CEO, to attend
The Biotech CEO Summit Europe is dedicated to helping the leadership of newly public and late-stage private companies navigate the constantly evolving biotech landscape. It provides a forum where biotech CEOs can share their approaches to critical issues and new ideas as well as receive feedback from others facing the same challenges.
For more information, please contact:
Dr Konrad Glund, CEO
Supriya Mathur, Eva Haas, Alexia Faure
Tel: +44 (0) 20 7862 6475
The Trout Group
Tel: +1 (646) 378-2953
Notes to Editors:
About Probiodrug AG
Headquartered in Halle (Saale), Germany, Probiodrug AG (Euronext Amsterdam: PBD) is a biopharmaceutical company focused on the development of new therapeutic products for the treatment of Alzheimer’s disease.
Founded in 1997, the company successfully developed a novel therapeutic concept for diabetes – the DP4 inhibitors – which provided the basis for a novel class of antidiabetics – the gliptins. Its core capabilities are based on its long-standing expertise in the elucidation of the structure and function of enzymes involved in the modification of proteins and peptides, which play a central role in pathological conditions.
Today Probiodrug’s aim is to become a leading company in the development of Alzheimer’s disease treatments and to thereby provide a better life for Alzheimer’s disease patients. It has identified a new therapeutic concept linked to disease initiation and progression. The development approaches are targeting pyroglutamate-Abeta (pGlu-Abeta) as a therapeutic strategy to fight Alzheimer’s disease. The Company has medical use and composition of matter patents related to the inhibition of Glutaminyl Cyclase (QC) and anti-pGlu-Abeta- specific monoclonal antibodies, providing it, in the Company’s view, with a leading position in this field of research.
Probiodrug’s lead product candidate, PQ912, is a highly specific and potent inhibitor of Glutaminyl Cyclase (QC), which has shown therapeutic effects in Alzheimer’s animal models. PQ912 is currently in a Phase 2a study, the SAPHIR trial. In a preceding Phase 1 study with healthy young and elderly volunteers, PQ912 has shown to be safe and well tolerated and also revealed high QC-inhibition.
About Alzheimer’s disease
Alzheimer’s disease is a neurological disorder, which is the most common form of dementia, and ultimately leads to death. Because Alzheimer’s disease cannot be cured and is degenerative, the affected patients must increasingly rely on others for assistance. Today, over 46 million people worldwide currently live with the condition and this number is expected to increase to 132 million by 2050. Alzheimer’s also has an estimated, global societal cost of US$ 818 billion (World Alzheimer Report 2015).
Forward Looking Statements
Information set forth in this press release contains forward-looking statements, which involve a number of risks and uncertainties. The forward-looking statements contained herein represent the judgment of Probiodrug AG as of the date of this press release. Such forward-looking statements are neither promises nor guarantees, but are subject to a variety of risks and uncertainties, many of which are beyond our control, and which could cause actual results to differ materially from those contemplated in these forward-looking statements. We expressly disclaim any obligation or undertaking to release publicly any updates or revisions to any such statements to reflect any change in our expectations or any change in events, conditions or circumstances on which any such statement is based.