CohBar to Present at the Mitochondria-Targeted Drug Development Summit
MENLO PARK, Calif., April 14, 2021 (GLOBE NEWSWIRE) -- CohBar, Inc. (NASDAQ: CWBR), a clinical stage biotechnology company developing mitochondria based therapeutics to treat chronic diseases and extend healthy lifespan, announced today that its Chief Executive Officer Steven Engle will present at the Mitochondria-Targeted Drug Development Summit being held virtually on April 27 - 29, 2021. This summit is an industry-led meeting focused on developing therapies targeting mitochondrial dysfunction for age-related and mitochondria diseases.
Mr. Engle will join executives on a panel titled, “Evaluate the Current Challenges, Approaches & Opportunities in Targeting-Mitochondria for Age-related & Mitochondrial Diseases” at 6:55 AM PT on Wednesday, April 28, 2021. Also featured on the panel are Deanne Taylor, Director of Bioinformatics, Department of Biomedical & Health Informatics at The Children’s Hospital of Philadelphia, Matthew Klein, Chief Development Officer at PTC Therapeutics, Natalie Ohana Yivgi, Co-Founder & Chief Executive Officer at Minovia Therapeutics, and Nicholas Hertz, Chief Executive Officer at Mitokinin. In addition, Mr. Engle will participate on a second panel with additional executives, such as Mehmood Khan, CEO of Life Biosciences, titled, “Recognize the Financial Difficulty of Developing Drugs for Targeting Mitochondria & Moving Drugs to the Next Phase” at 9:00am PT on Thursday, April 29, 2021.
As part of a series of presentations focused on research and clinical development, Mr. Engle will also present a company overview on CohBar’s breakthrough mitochondrial science, strategy, and programs at 8:00 AM PT on Thursday, April 29, 2021. Access to the panels and company overview are for registered attendees.
The Mitochondria-Targeted Drug Development Summit is the only industry-led meeting focused on end-to-end mitochondria-targeting. This comprehensive forum will completely focus on mitochondria-targeting drug development and the current challenges and opportunities in the field.
CohBar (NASDAQ: CWBR) is a clinical stage biotechnology company focused on the research and development of mitochondria based therapeutics, an emerging class of drugs for the treatment of chronic and age-related diseases. Mitochondria based therapeutics originate from the discovery by CohBar’s founders of a novel group of naturally occurring peptide sequences within the mitochondrial genome, some of which have been shown to have the potential to regulate key processes in multiple systems and organs in the body. To date, the company has discovered more than 100 mitochondrial derived peptides and generated over 1,000 analogs. CohBar’s efforts focus on the development of these peptides into therapeutics that offer the potential to address a broad range of diseases associated with the underlying impact of mitochondrial dysfunction. The company’s lead compound, CB4211, is in the Phase 1b stage of a Phase 1a/1b clinical trial for NASH and obesity. In addition, CohBar has four preclinical programs: CB5138 Analogs for fibrotic diseases, CB5064 Analogs for COVID-19 associated ARDS, CB5046 Analogs for CXCR4-related cancer and orphan diseases, and MBT3 Analogs for cancer immunotherapy.
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This news release contains forward-looking statements which are not historical facts within the meaning of the Private Securities Litigation Reform Act of 1995. Forward-looking statements are based only on our current beliefs, expectations and assumptions regarding the future of our business, future plans and strategies, projections, anticipated events and other future conditions. In some cases you can identify these statements by forward-looking words such as “believe,” “may,” “will,” “estimate,” “continue,” “anticipate,” “intend,” “could,” “should,” “would,” “project,” “plan,” “expect,” “goal,” “seek,” “future,” “likely” or the negative or plural of these words or similar expressions. Examples of such forward-looking statements include but are not limited to statements regarding timing and anticipated outcomes of research and clinical trials for our mitochondria based therapeutic (MBT) candidates; expectations regarding the growth of MBTs as a significant future class of drug products; and statements regarding timing and anticipated therapeutic properties and potential of MBTs and other potential therapies, including but not limited to the potential treatment of COVID-19 associated ARDS. You are cautioned that such statements are not guarantees of future performance and that actual results or developments may differ materially from those set forth in these forward-looking statements. Factors that could cause actual results to differ materially from these forward-looking statements include: our ability to successfully advance drug discovery, research and development programs, including the delay or termination of ongoing clinical trials; our possible inability to mitigate the prevalence and/or persistence of the injection site reactions, receipt of unfavorable feedback from regulators regarding the safety or tolerability of CB4211 or the possibility of other developments affecting the viability of CB4211 as a clinical candidate or its commercial potential; results that are different from earlier data results including less favorable than and that may not support further clinical development; our ability to raise additional capital when necessary to continue our operations; our ability to recruit and retain key management and scientific personnel; the risk that our intellectual property may not be adequately protected; our ability to establish and maintain partnerships with corporate and industry partners; and risks related to the impact on our business of the COVID-19 pandemic or similar public health crises. Additional assumptions, risks and uncertainties are described in detail in our registration statements, reports and other filings with the Securities and Exchange Commission and applicable Canadian securities regulators, which are available on our website, and at www.sec.gov or www.sedar.com.
You are cautioned that such statements are not guarantees of future performance and that our actual results may differ materially from those set forth in the forward-looking statements. The forward-looking statements and other information contained in this news release are made as of the date hereof and CohBar does not undertake any obligation to update publicly or revise any forward-looking statements or information, whether as a result of new information, future events or otherwise, unless so required by applicable securities laws. Nothing herein shall constitute an offer to sell or the solicitation of an offer to buy any securities.
Director of Investor Relations
Released April 14, 2021