CAMBRIDGE, Mass. August 30, 2023 – Apnimed, Inc., a clinical-stage pharmaceutical company focused on developing oral pharmacologic therapies for the treatment of obstructive sleep apnea (OSA) and related disorders, including its lead oral treatment candidate AD109, announced today the company will be participating in several investor conferences in September 2023. Please see additional details below:
Citi 18th Annual BioPharma Conference: September 7, 2023, taking place at the Four Seasons Hotel, Boston, MA. Lawrence Miller, MD, CEO will participate in a fireside chat from 10:30-11:15 AM ET in the Aujourd’hui Room. The event is open to all conference attendees.
Baird Global 2023 Healthcare Conference: September 12, 2023, taking place at the InterContinental New York Barclay, NY. Barry Wohl, CBO will present from 11:25-11:55 AM ET in Session IV, Morgan Suite and participate in 1×1 meetings.
2023 Cantor Fitzgerald Global Healthcare Conference: September 28, 2023, taking place at the InterContinental New York Barclay, NY. Barry Wohl, CBO, will present from 9:10-9:40 AM ET in Track 4 and participate in 1×1 meetings. A live webcast may be accessed. Interested parties may also access the webcast on the “Events” section of the company website.
AD109 has the potential to be the first oral pharmacologic that both treats the underlying cause of OSA, airway obstruction at night, and improves daytime consequences of OSA, such as fatigue. It is a potential first-in-class, novel, investigational combination dosed once daily at bedtime and is designed to treat OSA patients across a broad spectrum of disease severity. AD109 combines Apnimed’s novel selective antimuscarinic (aroxybutynin) with a selective norepinephrine reuptake inhibitor (atomoxetine). AD109 targets key neurological pathways in OSA that activate upper airway dilator muscles to maintain an open airway during sleep. AD109 has the potential to become a safe, effective, and convenient treatment for OSA, addressing some of the key limitations of current standard of care treatments that can be poorly tolerated (e.g., CPAP and oral devices) and/or invasive (e.g., surgery or implanted devices).
AD109 has been granted Fast Track designation by the FDA.
About Obstructive Sleep Apnea
Obstructive Sleep Apnea is one of the most common and serious sleep disorders. It is estimated to affect more than 45 million Americans, though underdiagnosis continues to be a serious problem and the number of affected Americans may be far greater. OSA is characterized by partial or complete upper airway closure that occurs during sleep, which can cause dramatic reductions in overnight oxygen saturation and often leads to poor sleep, and in the long term, has been shown to exacerbate hypertension, diabetes, cardiovascular disease, and stroke. Additionally, OSA can impair work productivity, reduce daytime functional abilities, and lower quality of life. Sleep-related muscular relaxation driven by the central nervous system is the key neurologic mechanism that causes OSA. In patients with OSA, a reduction in neuromuscular control of the upper airway during sleep leads to a corresponding relaxation of the upper airway dilator muscles. The vast majority of diagnosed patients are prescribed positive air pressure therapy devices such as continuous positive airway pressure, or CPAP, but many patients are dissatisfied with these mechanical nighttime devices and fewer than half are compliant long term, leaving a significant population untreated, undertreated and at risk.
Apnimed is a clinical-stage pharmaceutical company working to transform the treatment of sleep apnea based on a simple idea – patients with obstructive sleep apnea could benefit from treatment with a safe and effective oral medication dosed once daily at bedtime. Apnimed’s lead development program targets the neurologic control of upper airway muscles to maintain an open airway during sleep. Based in Cambridge, Mass., the company is developing a portfolio of novel pharmacologic therapies for sleep apnea and related disorders. In January 2023, Apnimed raised $79.75M in a Series C extension for a total of $208M since the company’s inception and is financed by a strong syndicate of biotech investors. Learn more at apnimed.com or follow us on X and LinkedIn.
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