PHOENIX, AZ / ACCESSWIRE / July 10, 2019 / The Stock Day Podcast welcomed CytoDyn (CYDY) (“the Company”), a biotechnology company developing innovative treatments for multiple therapeutic indications based on leronlimab, a novel humanized monoclonal antibody targeting the CCR5 receptor. CEO and President, Nader Pourhassan, Ph.D., joined Stock Day host Everett Jolly.
Jolly began the interview by asking about the Company’s recent press release regarding a new addition to their team. Dr. Pourhassan explained that Dr. Jonah Sacha has been named the Company’s Senior Science Advisor and adds extensive experience in HIV research to the team. Dr. Sacha will be exploring leronlimab (PRO 140) for its potential use in HIV prevention.
Dr. Pourhassan also explained that the Company will be exploring possible cures for HIV with the help of Dr. Sacha, and based on vast data from monotherapy clinical trial, they are confident in their abilities for this project.
Jolly then asked Dr. Pourhassan to share more information about the Company’s preventative treatments for HIV. Dr. Pourhassan explained that the Company is close to developing a preventative treatment using the antibody, leronlimab (PRO 140), which works to prevent HIV from entering T-cells. “That is a very powerful concept,” explained Dr. Pourhassan.
Jolly followed by asking about the Company’s BLA (Biologics License Application). Dr. Pourhassan explained that the Company is still in the process of filing the rest of their BLA to the FDA, however, the outcome is looking positive. He explained that the Company might be able to complete their BLA by the end of August 2019 for clinical and end of September 2019 for their manufacturing, which makes achieving final approval by next year, first or second quarter very possible.
Jolly then asked about the Company’s strategy for revenue. Dr. Pourhassan explained that raising the necessary funds and receiving FDA approval for their treatments are key to having revenue. “The strategy is to make sure we stand strong at this point,” stated Dr. Pourhassan. He added that having revenue is not too far from us and will represent a significant step for our shareholders.
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CytoDyn is a biotechnology company developing innovative treatments for multiple therapeutic indications based on leronlimab, a novel humanized monoclonal antibody targeting the CCR5 receptor. CCR5 appears to play a key role in the ability of HIV to enter and infect healthy T-cells. The CCR5 receptor also appears to be implicated in tumor metastasis and in immune-mediated illnesses, such as graft-vs-host disease (GvHD) and NASH. CytoDyn has successfully completed a Phase 3 pivotal trial with leronlimab in combination with standard anti-retroviral therapies in HIV-infected treatment-experienced patients. CytoDyn plans to seek FDA approval for leronlimab in combination therapy and plans to complete the filing of a Biologics License Application (BLA) in 2019 for that indication. CytoDyn is also conducting a Phase 3 investigative trial with leronlimab (PRO 140) as a once-weekly monotherapy for HIV-infected patients and, plans to initiate a registration-directed study of leronlimab monotherapy indication, which if successful, could support a label extension. Clinical results to date from multiple trials have shown that leronlimab (PRO 140) can significantly reduce viral burden in people infected with HIV with no reported drug-related serious adverse events (SAEs). Moreover, results from a Phase 2b clinical trial demonstrated that leronlimab monotherapy can prevent viral escape in HIV-infected patients, with some patients on leronlimab monotherapy remaining virally suppressed for more than four years. CytoDyn is also conducting a Phase 2 trial to evaluate leronlimab for the prevention of GvHD and has received clearance to initiate a clinical trial with leronlimab in metastatic triple-negative breast cancer. More information is at www.cytodyn.com.