"Most Advanced Epigenetic Drug in Clinical Development"
TSX Exchange Symbol: RVX
CALGARY, May 21, 2014 /CNW/ - Resverlogix Corp. ("Resverlogix" or the "Company") (TSX: RVX) today announced that its lead compound in clinical development, RVX-208, was prominently featured in the prestigious life science publication SciBX. SciBX: Science-Business eXchange is a weekly publication that focuses on scientific acumen of Nature Publishing Group with the business intelligence of BioCentury Publications, Inc. The report focused on the emerging class of BET inhibitors, all of which are Epigenetic drugs designed for a variety of important diseases with high unmet medical need including cancer and atherosclerosis vascular disease. RVX-208, a first in class BET-inhibitor, is currently being studied for potential use in high risk vascular disease patients such as acute coronary syndrome (ACS), type 2 diabetes (T2D), chronic kidney disease (CKD), and Dementia diseases including Alzheimer's Disease (AD).
"We are very pleased to have a leading science publication ScjBX provide commentary on the important and emerging class of Epigenetic drugs BET inhibitors," stated Donald McCaffrey President and Chief Executive Officer of Resverlogix.
"RVX-208 is leading the way in Epigenetic drug development for vascular disease risk" stated Dr. Jan Johansson, Senior Vice President of Medical Affairs at Resverlogix. "These are very exciting times for BET inhibition and we continue to develop a more comprehensive understanding of how RVX-208 impacts multiple disease states to apply this knowledge to move this truly important small molecule forward in new and larger clinical trials soon," Dr. Johansson added.
About SCI BX
SciBX: Science-Business eXchange is a weekly publication that unites the scientific acumen of Nature Publishing Group with the business intelligence of BioCentury Publications, Inc. to provide timely, concise and understandable analysis of the scientific content and commercial potential of the most important translational research papers with the potential to transform human therapeutics and diagnostics. By distilling the flood of life sciences literature down to the 25 key scientific developments each week, and providing in-depth analysis of the most important findings, SciBX provides a unique scientific and commercial perspective on today's breakthrough science.
RVX-208 is a first-in-class small molecule that selectively inhibits BET bromodomains. RVX-208 functions by several mechanisms such as removing atherosclerotic plaque via reverse cholesterol transport (RCT), the natural process through which atherosclerotic plaque is transported out of the arteries and removed from the body by the liver. RVX-208 increases production of Apolipoprotein A-I (ApoA-I), the key building block of functional high-density lipoprotein (HDL) particles and the type required for RCT. These newly produced, functional HDL particles are flat and empty and can efficiently remove plaque and stabilize or reverse atherosclerotic disease. Analysis of recent clinical trials data showed that RVX-208 significantly reduces coronary atherosclerosis and major adverse cardiac events in patients with CVD who have a low level of HDL and elevated CRP, and other select populations with unmet medical need. ApoA-I enhancement and glucose lowering have been reported to exert beneficial effects in Alzheimer's disease, Diabetes Mellitus and chronic kidney disease (CKD). RVX-208 also has anti-inflammatory effects including effects on Interleukin-6 inhibition, vascular cell adhesion-1 and monocyte chemotactic protein-1, factors known to be involved in atherosclerosis and plaque stability.
Resverlogix Corp. (TSX:RVX) is a clinical stage cardiovascular company developing compounds involving a therapeutic increase in ApoA-I. Resverlogix's RVX-208 is a first-in-class small molecule for the treatment of atherosclerosis and other chronic diseases such as Diabetes Mellitus and Alzheimer's disease. RVX-208 is the first BET bromodomain inhibitor in clinical trials. Resverlogix's common shares trade on the Toronto Stock Exchange (TSX: RVX). For further information please visit www.resverlogix.com. We can be followed on our blog at http://www.resverlogix.com/blog.
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