SHELTON, Conn., Feb. 1, 2016 /PRNewswire/ -- NanoViricides, Inc. (NYSE MKT: NNVC (the "Company") announced today that it has entered into an agreement with the University of Wisconsin for the evaluation of its nanoviricides® drug candidates in models of ocular herpes virus infections.
The studies will be performed in the laboratory of Dr. Curtis Brandt, an expert in herpes simplex virus infections and in evaluating anti-viral agents. The Company has previously reported the successes of its nanoviricides drug candidates in pre-clinical studies of dermal herpes virus infections in mouse models. The studies in Dr. Brandt's laboratory will be critical in optimizing its anti-herpes drug candidates against ocular herpes virus infections. The goal of these studies will be to identify a drug development candidate as a treatment for ocular keratitis in humans caused by herpes simplex virus infections.
Dr. Brandt is Professor in the Departments of Ophthalmology and Visual Sciences, Medical Microbiology and Immunology, and Director of the Vision Research Core at the University of Wisconsin. The studies will be conducted by Collaborative Ophthalmic Research Laboratories, CORL, at the University.
"We are progressing rapidly in developing drug candidates against different herpesvirus infections and related indications," said Dr. Eugene Seymour, MD, MPH, CEO of the Company, "Dr. Brandt's expertise and this agreement with CORL at the University of Wisconsin will help us identify a clinical drug candidate against herpes keratitis (HK) in a relatively short time frame."
CORL is a collaborative team of internationally recognized vision scientists founded on providing world-class vision research support for industry at the University of Wisconsin. CORL understands industry's timeline-driven culture and can collaborate with industry via fee-for-service agreements.
NanoViricides, Inc. (www.nanoviricides.com) is a development stage company that is creating special purpose nanomaterials for antiviral therapy. The Company's novel nanoviricide® class of drug candidates are designed to specifically attack enveloped virus particles and to dismantle them. The Company is developing drugs against a number of viral diseases including H1N1 swine flu, H5N1 bird flu, seasonal Influenza, HIV, oral and genital Herpes, viral diseases of the eye including EKC and herpes keratitis, Hepatitis C, Rabies, Dengue fever, and Ebola virus, among others.
This press release contains forward-looking statements that reflect the Company's current expectation regarding future events. Actual events could differ materially and substantially from those projected herein and depend on a number of factors. Certain statements in this release, and other written or oral statements made by NanoViricides, Inc. are "forward-looking statements" within the meaning of Section 27A of the Securities Act of 1933 and Section 21E of the Securities Exchange Act of 1934. You should not place undue reliance on forward-looking statements since they involve known and unknown risks, uncertainties and other factors which are, in some cases, beyond the Company's control and which could, and likely will, materially affect actual results, levels of activity, performance or achievements. The Company assumes no obligation to publicly update or revise these forward-looking statements for any reason, or to update the reasons actual results could differ materially from those anticipated in these forward-looking statements, even if new information becomes available in the future. Important factors that could cause actual results to differ materially from the company's expectations include, but are not limited to, those factors that are disclosed under the heading "Risk Factors" and elsewhere in documents filed by the company from time to time with the United States Securities and Exchange Commission and other regulatory authorities. Although it is not possible to predict or identify all such factors, they may include the following: demonstration and proof of principle in pre-clinical trials that a nanoviricide is safe and effective; successful development of our product candidates; our ability to seek and obtain regulatory approvals, including with respect to the indications we are seeking; the successful commercialization of our product candidates; and market acceptance of our products.
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