BioSig Subsidiary ViralClear Submits Application for Vicromax™ Through FDA’s Coronavirus Treatment Acceleration Program (CTAP) to Seek Acceleration of its Planned Clinical Trials
Westport, CT, April 21, 2020 (GLOBE NEWSWIRE) -- BioSig Technologies, Inc. (Nasdaq: BSGM) (“BioSig” or the “Company”) today announced that on April 16, 2020 its subsidiary ViralClear Pharmaceuticals, Inc. submitted an application for Vicromax(tm) (merimepodib, or MMPD) through the FDA’s Coronavirus Treatment Acceleration Program (CTAP) to administer the drug to hospitalized patients with COVID-19.
On March 31, 2020, the FDA created the Coronavirus Treatment Acceleration Program (CTAP), a special emergency program for possible therapies, using every available method to move new treatments to patients as quickly as possible. The FDA continues to support clinical trials that are testing new treatments for COVID so that they gain valuable knowledge about their safety and effectiveness.
“We believe that submitting an application through CTAP could help accelerate the momentum for ViralClear as it moves closer to Phase II trials given the FDA’s initiative to bring coronavirus treatments to the market as fast as possible,” stated Kenneth L. Londoner, Chairman and CEO of BioSig Technologies, Inc. “We believe strongly in Vicromax(tm) and the potential it has to possibly help patients that are suffering from COVID-19.”
Vicromax(tm) is an anti-viral candidate merimepodib that targets RNA-dependent polymerases. The molecule has shown activity against a broad spectrum of RNA viruses and has demonstrated satisfactory safety data from over 300 patients treated for hepatitis C. Recently, ViralClear published its first pre-clinical data generated under contract with Galveston National Laboratory at The University of Texas Medical Branch. A manuscript titled “The IMPDH inhibitor merimepodib suppresses SARS-COV-2 replications” was authored by Natalya Bukreyeva, Emily K. Mantlo, Rachel A. Sattler, Cheng Huang, Slobodan Paessler, DVM, Ph.D. of the UTMB Galveston National Laboratory, and Jerome Zeldis, M.D., Ph.D. of ViralClear. In vitro studies referenced in the manuscript demonstrated that merimepodib decreased viral production by over 98%.
To learn more about Coronavirus Treatment Acceleration Program (CTAP), please use the following link: https://www.fda.gov/drugs/coronavirus-covid-19-drugs/coronavirus-treatment-acceleration-program-ctap
About BioSig Technologies
BioSig Technologies is a medical technology company commercializing a proprietary biomedical signal processing platform designed to improve signal fidelity and uncover the full range of ECG and intra-cardiac signals (www.biosig.com).
The Company’s first product, PURE EP(tm) System is a computerized system intended for acquiring, digitizing, amplifying, filtering, measuring and calculating, displaying, recording and storing of electrocardiographic and intracardiac signals for patients undergoing electrophysiology (EP) procedures in an EP laboratory.
BioSig’s subsidiary ViralClear Pharmaceuticals, Inc., is seeking to develop a novel pharmaceutical to treat COVID-19. Vicromax(tm) is intended to be an orally administered, broad-spectrum anti-viral agent that has demonstrated strong activity against COVID-19 in cell cultures in laboratory testing. The product candidate has completed Phase I and three Phase II trials in other indications.
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Released April 21, 2020