Cognition Therapeutics to Host Virtual R&D Symposium December 7 on Dementia with Lewy Bodies and the Potential for Sigma-2 Modulation
PURCHASE, N.Y., Nov. 30, 2021 (GLOBE NEWSWIRE) -- Cognition Therapeutics, Inc. (Nasdaq: CGTX), a clinical-stage biopharmaceutical company engaged in the discovery and development of innovative, small molecule therapeutics targeting age-related degenerative diseases and disorders of the central nervous system and retina (the “Company” or “Cognition”), will hold a virtual R&D symposium on December 7, 2021, from 10:00am – 12:00pm ET.
The event will feature a presentation on dementia with Lewy bodies (DLB) pathology, treatment and patient burden by leaders in the DLB community. In addition, members of the Cognition management team will review the Company’s plans to advance a small molecule sigma-2 (σ-2) modulator for the treatment of DLB. Speakers will include:
- James E. Galvin, MD, MPH: Professor of Neurology and Director of the Comprehensive Center for Brain Health at the University of Miami Miller School of Medicine; Chief of Cognitive Disorder Services for Palm Beach, Florida
- Angela Taylor: Senior Director of Research and Advocacy for the Lewy Body Dementia Association (LBDA)
- Lisa Ricciardi: President & CEO, Cognition Therapeutics
- 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 open 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 Dementia with Lewy Bodies
An estimated 1.4 million Americans are living with DLB, a progressive disease that accounts for approximately 5-10% of all dementia cases. DLB, has overlapping pathology and symptomology of Parkinson’s and Alzheimer’s diseases, making it challenging to diagnose. DLB is caused by a build-up of a protein, α-synuclein, which forms deposits, called Lewy bodies, in the brain. Oligomers of α-synuclein are highly toxic and bind to neurons where they impair critical cellular processes, causing synaptic dysfunction and loss. Patients with DLB often experience cognitive, physical, sleep and behavioral symptoms, including hallucinations, delusions and mood changes. There are currently no disease-modifying treatments approved for DLB patients.
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 diseases and disorders of the central nervous system, or CNS, and retina. Our goal is to develop disease modifying treatments for patients with these degenerative disorders by initially leveraging our expertise in the σ-2 (sigma-2) receptor, or S2R, which is expressed by multiple cell types, including neuronal synapses, and acts as a key regulator of cellular damage commonly associated with certain age-related degenerative diseases of the CNS and retina. We believe that targeting the S2R complex represents a mechanism that is functionally distinct from other current approaches in clinical development for the treatment of degenerative diseases.
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