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VANCOUVER, British Columbia, June 22, 2022--(BUSINESS WIRE)--Alpha Cognition Inc. (TSX-V: ACOG) (OTCQB: ACOGF) ("Alpha Cognition", or the "Company"), a biopharmaceutical company committed to developing novel therapies for people with debilitating neurodegenerative disorders, today announced positive results from its pivotal bioequivalence study with ALPHA-1062, a proprietary, delayed release oral tablet formulation in development for the treatment of mild to moderate Alzheimer’s Disease (AD).
The study was designed to demonstrate pharmacokinetic equivalence compared to the reference listed drug galantamine hydrobromide, which is a standard of care treatment for patients with mild to moderate AD. Topline results confirmed in fed and fasted bioequivalence studies that ALPHA-1062 achieved bioequivalent area-under-the-curve and peak exposures relative to galantamine hydrobromide IR. Data were within the required pharmacokinetic range of prior data demonstrated with galantamine hydrobromide ER. There were no adverse events reported for ALPHA-1062 during these studies. With these positive pivotal study results, Alpha Cognition plans to file an NDA for ALPHA-1062 in mild to moderate AD in Q2 2023.
Cedric O’Gorman, MD, Chief Medical Officer of Alpha Cognition, commented, "We are very pleased with the positive results from the current studies of our lead asset, ALPHA-1062. If approved, ALPHA-1062 could provide a meaningful advancement for patients with Alzheimer’s Disease, especially those who are unable to tolerate the gastrointestinal side effects that often occur with many of the current treatment options."
ALPHA-1062, a patented new oral therapy, is a delayed release pro-drug of galantamine, uniquely designed to reduce GI adverse effects by remaining inert as it passes through the stomach. Currently approved drugs for AD are associated with significant adverse events, including nausea, vomiting, diarrhea, and insomnia. As a result, it is unpleasant and impractical for many patients to utilize these drugs for extended periods of time, resulting in a significant unmet need for effective and tolerable treatments for AD.
"There is a significant need for innovative new treatment options for patients living with Alzheimer’s Disease, as the currently available medicines offer limited symptomatic relief," said Dr. James Galvin, MD, Professor of Neurology, Chief of the Division of Cognitive Neurology, and Director of the Comprehensive Center for Brain Health at the University of Miami. "If approved by the FDA, ALPHA-1062 could provide an exciting next-generation treatment option for patients living with Alzheimer’s Disease."
The Alpha Cognition management team will hold a conference call to discuss the Company’s top line results and outlook at 8:00 a.m. ET, Wednesday (today), June 22, 2022. The call will be open to the public.
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About Alpha Cognition Inc.
Alpha Cognition Inc. is a clinical stage, biopharmaceutical company dedicated to developing treatments for patients suffering from neurodegenerative diseases, such as Alzheimer's disease and Amyotrophic Lateral Sclerosis (ALS), for which there are limited treatment options.
ALPHA-1062, is a patented new chemical entity being developed as a new generation acetylcholinesterase inhibitor for the treatment of Alzheimer's disease, with expected minimal gastrointestinal side effects. ALPHA-1062's active metabolite is differentiated from donepezil and rivastigmine in that it binds neuronal nicotinic receptors, most notably the alpha-7 subtype, which is known to have a positive effect on cognition. ALPHA-1062 is also being developed in combination with memantine to treat moderate to severe Alzheimer's dementia and as an intranasal formulation for traumatic brain injury.
ALPHA-0602 (Progranulin) is expressed in several cell types in the central nervous system and in peripheral tissues, promotes cell survival, regulates certain inflammatory processes, and plays a significant role in regulating lysosomal function and microglial responses to disease. Its intended use for the treatment of neurodegenerative diseases has been patented by the Company and Alpha-0602 has been granted an Orphan Drug Designation for the treatment of ALS by the FDA. ALPHA-0702 and ALPHA-0802 are Granulin Epithelin Motifs, or GEMs, derived from full length progranulin which have therapeutic potential across multiple neurodegenerative diseases. GEMs have been shown to be important in regulating cell growth, survival, repair, and inflammation. Alpha-0702 and ALPHA-0802 are designed to deliver this with potentially lower toxicity, and greater therapeutic effect.
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