Ottawa, Canada, March 19, 2020 (GLOBE NEWSWIRE) — Orion Biotechnology Canada Ltd., a clinical stage biotechnology company, today announced that it will be presenting an update on the company’s development program at the BIO-Europe Spring 2020 meeting, originally planned to be held in Paris, France. Due to the SARS-CoV-2 pandemic, the presentation will be part of a virtual event.
The presentation will be given by Dr. Ian McGowan who is the Chief Medical Officer at Orion Biotechnology. Highlights of the presentation will include an update on the Orion proprietary discovery platform, progress towards filing an IND to support a US/European Phase 1/2 oncology program, and the progress of their Phase 1 safety and acceptability study of the topical formulation of OB-002 that is currently ongoing in Poland. There will also be a brief discussion around a potential role for OB-002 in treating COVID-19-associated acute respiratory distress syndrome (ARDS).
Mark Groper, President and CEO of Orion Biotechnology said “2020 is shaping up to be a very busy year for Orion Biotechnology. I am delighted that our Phase 1 study in Poland is almost completed and that we are moving closer towards filing regulatory submissions for OB-002 as an innovative immunotherapy candidate for patients with advanced cancer. Our discovery platform is already showing its capability by generating multiple novel hits that may have the potential to be of significant therapeutic value in a broad range of medical indications.”
Ian McGowan MD PhD, Chief Medical Officer at Orion Biotechnology said “We are delighted at the progress that we have made on multiple fronts over the last 12 months. Our Phase 1 study in Poland of the topical formulation of OB-002 has just enrolled the last participant and we look forward to presenting data later this year. Progression towards regulatory filings in support of our oncology program in Q4 2020 is proceding well and our discovery platform is generating new hits. We are also actively exploring whether OB-002 may have a role in the management of SARS-CoV-2 infection.”
A link to the recording of Dr. McGowan’s presentation will be available from the Bio-Europe Spring website at; https://informaconnect.com/bioeurope-spring/presenting-companies-bio-europe-spring/