Cognition Therapeutics to Host Virtual KOL Symposium on Dry Age-related Macular Degeneration and the Potential for Sigma-2 Modulation
Taking place on June 9 at 10:00 a.m. ET
PURCHASE, N.Y., June 02, 2022 (GLOBE NEWSWIRE) -- Cognition Therapeutics, Inc. (Nasdaq: CGTX), announced plans to hold a virtual KOL symposium on June 9, 2022, from 10:00 - 11:30 a.m. ET to discuss dry age-related macular degeneration (dry AMD). Cognition plans to initiate a Phase 2 clinical study with CT1812, its lead sigma-2 (σ-2) receptor modulator, in patients with dry AMD in the second half of 2022.
Dr. Mary Hamby, Cognition’s vice president of research will review the proteomic and preclinical findings recently presented at the Association for Research in Vision and Ophthalmology (ARVO) annual meeting, which support the company’s proposed clinical plans. Dr. Karl Csaky will provide an overview of dry AMD pathology, disease drivers and patient burden. Dr. Stella Robertson will then lead a panel of scientific and clinical experts in a moderated discussion of experimental approaches and the current dry AMD treatment landscape. Following the discussion, all speakers will participate in a live moderated Q&A.
Speakers will include:
- Karl Csaky, MD, PhD, T. Boone Pickens Director of the Clinical Center of Innovation for Age-Related Macular Degeneration, and Chief Medical Officer of the Retina Foundation of the Southwest
- Jennifer I. Lim, MD, Director of the Retina Service at the University of Illinois Hospital & Health Sciences System
- Stella M. Robertson, PhD, Founder of Arrochar Consulting and former Vice President of Research & Development at Alcon Laboratories
- Arjuna Ratnayaka, PhD, Associate Professor at the University of Southampton
- Anthony Caggiano, MD, PhD, Chief Medical Officer and Head of R&D, Cognition Therapeutics
- Mary Hamby, PhD, VP Research, Cognition Therapeutics
Registration for the event is free and may be accessed here or on the events page of the Company’s website. A live webcast of the discussion and an archived recording will also be available on the events webpage.
About Dry Age-related Macular Degeneration (dry AMD)
Age-related macular degeneration (AMD) is the leading cause of irreversible central vision loss in the world, affecting approximately 190 million people. Dry AMD, one of two forms of AMD, is common among people over 50 and is caused by a degeneration and thinning of the macula, the part of the retina responsible for central vision. The gradual loss of central vision associated with dry AMD can present limitations in reading and driving. As the disease progresses, degeneration of retinal pigment epithelial cells results in permanent vision loss known as geographic atrophy (GA). In about 10% of AMD, the disease progresses to neovascular (wet) AMD, in which abnormal blood vessels grow beneath the retina, leak fluid and damage the retina, causing permanent vision loss.
About Cognition Therapeutics
Cognition Therapeutics, Inc. is a clinical-stage biopharmaceutical company engaged in the discovery and development of innovative, small molecule therapeutics targeting age-related degenerative disorders of the central nervous system and retina. We are currently investigating our lead candidate CT1812 in clinical programs in Alzheimer’s disease, dementia with Lewy bodies (DLB) and dry age-related macular degeneration (dry AMD). We believe CT1812 and our pipeline of σ-2 receptor modulators can regulate pathways that are impaired in these diseases. We believe that targeting the σ-2 receptor with CT1812 represents a mechanism functionally distinct from other current approaches in clinical development for the treatment of degenerative diseases. More about Cognition Therapeutics and its pipeline can be found at https://cogrx.com/.
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