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GALIMEDIX, INC. EQS-News: Galimedix Therapeutics presents new scientific data showing promising neuroprotective effects of GAL-201 for the treatment of Alzheimer’s disease at AD/PD™ 2024

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Galimedix Therapeutics presents new scientific data showing promising neuroprotective effects of GAL-201 for the treatment of Alzheimer’s disease at AD/PD™ 2024

08.03.2024 / 10:00 CET/CEST
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Galimedix Therapeutics presents new scientific data showing promising neuroprotective effects of GAL-201 for the treatment of Alzheimer’s disease at AD/PD 2024

  • GAL-201 specifically targets and binds to misfolded Aβ monomers, preventing their aggregation to toxic Aβ oligomers and protofibrils
  • As a consequence, consistent beneficial effects have been demonstrated on synaptic spine density and on cognitive performance after single injection of GAL-201 in transgenic models of Alzheimer’s disease
  • These results warrant initiation of an IND-enabling program as next step towards clinical development

 

Kensington, MD, USA, March 8, 2024 – Galimedix Therapeutics, Inc. (“Galimedix”), a Phase 2 clinical-stage biotechnology company developing novel oral and topical neuroprotective therapies with the potential to revolutionize the treatment of serious eye and brain diseases, announces encouraging data with orally available small molecule GAL-201, showing its neuroprotective and symptomatic alleviation potential in models of Alzheimer’s disease (AD). These new findings strongly support previous studies where GAL-201 was characterized as a promising development candidate for the treatment of AD (Russ et. al. 2022). The data was presented this week at the International Conference on Alzheimer’s and Parkinson’s Diseases and related neurological disorders (AD/PD™ 2024: advances in science and therapy).

“The small molecule GAL-201 belongs to a new pharmacological class of amyloid beta aggregation modulators that acts upstream of other known Aβ-targeting agents,” explained Hermann Russ, M.D., Ph.D., Co-founder, and Chief Scientific Officer of Galimedix. “The positive results presented at AD/PD™ 2024 demonstrate how treatment with GAL-201 has a potential neuroprotective effect and may also improve cognitive function. Furthermore, they validate that toxic Aβ oligomers and protofibrils are a major underlying cause of this devastating disease, and not the deposited forms of Aβ. We look forward to advancing this promising new drug candidate into the clinic.”

Data from the poster, entitled “The amyloid beta aggregation modulator GAL-201 is under development for oral AD treatment: Cognitive improvement in a transgenic AD model”, showed a high affinity of GAL-201 to misfolded Aβ monomers, the precursors of the neurotoxic forms of Aβ oligomers and protofibrils. Binding of GAL-201 to the Aβ monomers significantly prevented Aβ-induced suppression of long-term potentiation (LTP), considered a neuronal correlate of learning and memory. These results mirrored morphological changes observed in neuronal cells (dendrites), where Aβ-induced spine loss was also prevented. Preserving dendritic spines is essential, as they are correlated with synaptic plasticity. Additionally, in behavioral experiments using AD animal models, a single injection of GAL-201 resulted in improved cognitive performance, both in duration (escape latency) and accuracy (left and right decisions) performing a task (water-cross maze) and were comparable to healthy mice.

The presented results further substantiate GAL-201’s role as a promising future Aβ-targeting treatment for AD, with an advanced mechanism of action and a patient-friendly application route as an oral tablet. The next step is to move GAL-201 towards IND submission and clinical development.

The poster can be accessed here:
“The amyloid beta aggregation modulator GAL-201 is under development for oral AD treatment: Cognitive improvement in a transgenic AD model”

 

About GAL-201

GAL-201 is an orally administered small molecule specifically designed to target amyloid beta (Aβ) and suppress the formation of toxic forms of Aβ aggregates in the brain of people with AD. GAL-201 has been shown to be able to bind with high affinity to the misfolded forms of Aβ, and thereby prevent their aggregation to toxic Aβ oligomers and protofibrils. GAL-201 is believed to be a promising development candidate for the treatment of AD with the potential to slow or stop disease progression and is currently in pre-clinical testing. Galimedix holds global rights to GAL-201.

About Galimedix Therapeutics, Inc. 

Galimedix is a Phase 2 clinical-stage private company developing novel oral and topical neuroprotective therapies with the potential to revolutionize the treatment of serious eye and brain diseases. Founded by a seasoned and highly dedicated team of bio-entrepreneurs, pharmaceutical executives, and scientists, Galimedix’s groundbreaking small molecules offer the hope of changing the course of diseases where amyloid beta (Aβ) plays a role, such as in dry age-related macular degeneration (AMD), glaucoma and Alzheimer’s disease - Galimedix’s initial areas of focus. The Company’s approach targets toxic Aβ oligomers and protofibrils.  Many studies have indicated that these oligomers and protofibrils are an underlying cause of neurodegenerative diseases of the eye. Recent approvals and promising Phase 3 results of anti-Aβ drugs also have validated them as a key target in Alzheimer’s disease. Compelling pre-clinical data support the potential of Galimedix’s product candidates to slow or stop neurodegeneration and restore lost neuronal function. A Phase 2 proof-of-concept study in dry AMD with lead program, topical GAL-101, is in preparation with strong support from partner, Théa Open Innovation (TOI). Clinical studies in other indications are planned. 

 

Contact 

Alexander Gebauer, MD, PhD 

Galimedix Therapeutics, Inc. 

Co-founder and Executive Chairman  

info@galimedix.com  

Media inquiries: 

Anne Hennecke / Lydia Robinson-Garcia    U.S.  
MC Services AG    Laurie Doyle  
Tel: +49 (0)170 7134018   Tel: +1-339-832-0752 
galimedix@mc-services.eu    


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