BOSTON, Dec. 9, 2020 /PRNewswire/ -- Stealth BioTherapeutics Corp (Nasdaq: MITO), a clinical-stage biotechnology company focused on the discovery, development and commercialization of novel therapies for diseases involving mitochondrial dysfunction, today announced that two abstracts have been selected for virtual presentations including a poster presentation and a late breaking research oral presentation at the upcoming 13th International Conference on Cachexia, Sarcopenia and Wasting Diseases being held online from December 11-13, 2020. The abstracts will feature encouraging findings from key elamipretide trials, including MMPOWER-3, highlighting improvements in the six minute walk test in genetic subgroups with mtDNA replisome disorders, and TAZPOWER, showing improvement in key biomarkers of mitochondrial dysfunction to potentially treat skeletal muscle wasting and cardiomyopathies. The presentations will be available to conference attendees via the conference website.
Details for the presentations are as follows:
Title: MMPOWER-3 Phase 3 Clinical Trial Results: Elamipretide improved six-minute walk test in individuals with mtDNA replisome disorders Presenter: Michelangelo Mancuso, MD, PhD, University of Pisa Session: Late breaking research/trials Date and Time: Sunday, December 13th, 10:30-11:40 a.m. ET
Title: Changes in Plasma and Urinary Metabolites After Elamipretide in Barth Syndrome Patients: Analyses from the TAZPOWER Study Presenter: Hilary Vernon, MD, PhD, Johns Hopkins University Abstract #: 8-02 Session: 9. Therapeutic development (clinical) + Therapeutic development (pre-clinical) I Date and Time: Saturday, December 12th, 1:55-2:45 p.m. ET
We are a clinical-stage biotechnology company focused on the discovery, development and commercialization of novel therapies for diseases involving mitochondrial dysfunction. Mitochondria, found in nearly every cell in the body, are the body's main source of energy production and are critical for normal organ function. Dysfunctional mitochondria characterize a number of rare genetic diseases and are involved in many common age-related diseases, typically involving organ systems with high energy demands such as the heart, the eye, and the brain. We believe our lead product candidate, elamipretide, has the potential to treat both rare metabolic cardiomyopathies, such as Barth, Duchenne and Becker muscular dystrophies and Friedreich's ataxia, rare mitochondrial diseases entailing nuclear DNA mutations, such as POLG-related disorders, as well as ophthalmic diseases entailing mitochondrial dysfunction, such as dry age-related macular degeneration and Leber's hereditary optic neuropathy. We are evaluating our second-generation clinical stage candidate, SBT-272, for rare neurodegenerative disease indications following promising preclinical data in amyotrophic lateral sclerosis, or ALS. We have optimized our discovery platform to identify novel mitochondria-targeted compounds, including SBT-259, the SBT-550 series of compounds, and other compounds which may be nominated as therapeutic product candidates or utilized as scaffolds to deliver other compounds to mitochondria.
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