LOS ANGELES, Oct. 24, 2023 (GLOBE NEWSWIRE) — via IBN — Longeveron Inc. (NASDAQ: LGVN), a clinical-stage biotechnology company developing regenerative medicines to address unmet medical needs for specific aging-related and life-threatening conditions, today announces that it has been featured in a broadcast via NetworkNewsAudio (“NNA”), a solution that delivers additional visibility, recognition and brand awareness in the investment community via distribution to thousands of syndication points. The audio news release covers Longeveron’s recent announcement of positive top-line results from its Phase 2a trial of its investigational product Lomecel-B™ for the treatment of mild Alzheimer’s disease.
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“We believe these results provide important validation of both the safety and therapeutic potential of Lomecel-B™ in the treatment of Alzheimer’s disease and provide a robust foundation for additional clinical trials in this and other indications,” Wa’el Hashad, CEO of Longeveron, stated in the news release. “We look forward to announcing additional biomarker data from this trial, anticipated to be later this month, which may further characterize the clinical effects of Lomecel-B™ in this study population. With our Phase 2 ELPIS II trial in HLHS moving toward anticipated completion in 2024, and our Phase 2 program in Aging-related Frailty progressing in Japan as well, we look forward to meaningful milestones in the near term and to fully realizing the therapeutic potential of Lomecel-B™.”
As explained in the original announcement, the primary endpoint of safety for the trial was met based on statistical and medical assessment. There was one Serious Adverse Event (SAE) reported on each Lomecel-B™ treatment group and none on placebo. Each SAE was reviewed and assessed by the Data and Safety Monitoring Board (DSMB) with no safety issues raised. The study safety data were consistent with an established safety profile with no incidence of hypersensitivity, no cases of Alzheimer Related Imagine Abnormalities (ARIA), no clinically asymptomatic microhemorrhages as revealed by Magnetic Resonance Imaging (MRI), and no notable changes in laboratory evaluations and electrocardiogram (EKG).
“These study results with Lomecel-B™ are encouraging,” Dr. Jeffrey Cummings, MD, Vice Chair of Research, UNLV Department of Brain Health, added. “The study met its primary safety endpoint and is supported by lack of deterioration in cognitive or atrophy signals. The efficacy observations are encouraging, and these results should be used as a foundation for further studies.”
An estimated 6.7 million Americans are living with Alzheimer’s disease. Of the total U.S. population, about 1 in 9 people aged 65 and older has Alzheimer’s disease. The percentage of people with Alzheimer’s disease increases with age. Despite progress for new anti-amyloid treatment, there remains a high unmet medical need.
About Longeveron Inc.
Longeveron is a clinical stage biotechnology company developing regenerative medicines to address unmet medical needs. The Company’s lead investigational product is Lomecel-B™, an allogeneic medicinal signaling cell (MSC) therapy product isolated from the bone marrow of young, healthy adult donors. Lomecel-B™ has multiple potential mechanisms of action encompassing pro-vascular, pro-regenerative, anti-inflammatory, and tissue repair and healing effects with broad potential applications across a spectrum of disease areas. Longeveron is currently advancing Lomecel-B™ through clinical trials in three indications: hypoplastic left heart syndrome (HLHS), Alzheimer’s disease, and Aging-related Frailty. Additional information about the Company is available at www.longeveron.com.
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