DOYLESTOWN, PA / ACCESSWIRE / April 6, 2022 / Neuropathix, Inc. (“Neuropathix” or the “Company”) (OTCQB:NPTX), a socially responsible pain management life sciences company, announced today that its CEO Dean Petkanas has issued a letter to its shareholders, providing commentary on the Company’s recently achieved milestones, updates on its research and financial positioning. Please see the contents of the letter below including a summary.
- Neuropathix continues to experience shareholder base growth and further support from long-term investors, including a recent bridge financing.
- In the past decade, pharmaceutical companies have been reluctant to re-address pain treatments following the opioids crisis. However, we see a change on the horizon.
- Neuropathix has designated proprietary, cannabinoid-derivative compound KLS-13019 as lead drug candidate for the treatment of neuropathic pain, a viable alternative to opioids.
- Neuropathix wholly owned subsidiary, Kannalife Sciences, Inc. received a $2.97 million grant from the National Institutes of Health HEAL program for IND enabling studies and the furtherment of its clinical program for KLS-13019.
- The NIH grant was awarded based on a priority impact score of 20 by peer reviewing scientists, denoting the exceptional and novel potential of KLS-13019’s non-addictive properties seen through advanced pre-clinical studies for the treatment of chemotherapy induced peripheral neuropathy (CIPN).
- Neuropathix continues to move forward in preparation of an IND filing for the use of KLS-13019 in CIPN. The next two major steps in 2022 will be the successful completion of the first leg of commercial scale up and a drug discrimination study in animals.
- Year two of the grant funding should enable the Company to move KLS-13019 into animal toxicity studies by early 2023, as the next steps towards IND submission with the US FDA.
To read the Letter to Shareholders in full, please visit: https://neuropathix.com/wp-content/uploads/2022/04/Neuropathix-Inc.-Shareholder-Letter-220406.pdf
Research reported in this publication was supported by the National Institute Of Neurological Disorders And Stroke (NINDS) of the National Institutes of Health (NIH) under Award Number R42NS120548.
The content is solely the responsibility of the authors and does not necessarily represent the official views of the National Institutes of Health.
KLS-13019 is Neuropathix patented lead clinical compound for the potential treatment of a range of inflammatory, neurodegenerative and neuropathic pain disorders, beginning with chemotherapy-induced peripheral neuropathy (CIPN). KLS-13019 is a monotherapeutic non-opioid cannabinoid derivative that has been shown to prevent and reverse neuropathic pain in pre-clinical animal studies. KLS-13019 has not been reviewed or approved for patient use by the U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA) or any other healthcare authority in the world. Its safety and efficacy have not been confirmed by FDA-approved research.
About Neuropathix, Inc.
Neuropathix is a biopharmaceutical company focused on the research and development of a pipeline of next generation, socially responsible pain management and neuroprotective therapeutics to treat patients with significant unmet medical needs. Over the past ten years, Neuropathix has discovered, developed, and patented a global intellectual property estate, led by its lead clinical target, KLS-13019, as novel, new therapeutic agents designed to prevent and reverse neuropathic pain, reduce oxidative stress, and act as anti-inflammatory neuroprotectants. The Company’s family of patented monotherapeutic molecules focuses on treating oxidative stress-related diseases, chronic pain management, and neurodegenerative disorders. The therapeutic targets include chemotherapy-induced peripheral neuropathy (CIPN), a chronic neuropathy caused by toxic chemotherapeutic agents; hepatic encephalopathy (HE), a neurotoxic brain-liver disorder caused by excessive concentrations of ammonia and ethanol in the brain; mild traumatic brain injury (mTBI), a disorder associated with single and repetitive impact injuries; and chronic traumatic encephalopathy (CTE), a disease associated with highly repetitive impact injuries in professional and amateur sports. Neuropathix conducts its research and development efforts at the Pennsylvania Biotechnology Center of Bucks County in Doylestown, PA. For more information about Neuropathix, visit www.neuropathix.com and the Company’s Twitter page at @neuropathix.
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