LEXINGTON, Mass., Dec. 16, 2014 (GLOBE NEWSWIRE) -- Aldeyra Therapeutics, Inc. (Nasdaq:ALDX) (Aldeyra), a biotechnology company focused on the development of products to treat diseases related to free aldehydes, today announced that novel anti-inflammatory data on its lead product candidate, NS2, has been accepted for a late-breaking poster presentation at the upcoming 2015 American Academy of Allergy Asthma & Immunology Annual Meeting, being held February 20-24, 2015 in Houston, Texas.
Aldeyra will present the objectives, methods and results of studies evaluating a small molecule aldehyde trapping agent, NS2, found to provide benefit in murine models of inflammation.
The abstract and timing of the presentation is provided below.
- The Small Molecule Aldehyde Trap NS2 Exhibits Potent Anti-Inflammatory Activity in Three Murine Models of Inflammation
General Poster Session: 5211
Date, Time: Tuesday, February 24, 2015 at 9:45am
Todd C. Brady, M.D., Ph.D., President and CEO of Aldeyra, commented, "Acceptance of our data for a late-breaking poster presentation at AAAAI highlights the scientific and medical communities' deep interest in novel anti-inflammatory mechanisms. We are encouraged by the data and believe NS2 may represent a viable adjunct or alternative to steroids and other anti-inflammatory medications."
NS2 is an aldehyde-binding small molecule based on an innovative platform technology focused on trapping free aldehydes, which are toxic and pro-inflammatory mediators of numerous diseases. By decreasing aldehyde load, NS2 may mitigate pathologic inflammation. As a product candidate, NS2 is currently being evaluated to address two underserved rare diseases, noninfectious anterior uveitis and Sjögren-Larsson Syndrome.
About Aldeyra Therapeutics
Aldeyra Therapeutics, Inc., is a biotechnology company focused primarily on the development of products to treat diseases thought to be related to endogenous free aldehydes, a naturally occurring class of toxic molecules. The company has developed NS2, a product candidate designed to trap free aldehydes. Aldeyra plans to file Investigational New Drug applications for clinical testing of NS2 in 2014 for the treatment of Sjögren-Larsson Syndrome and noninfectious anterior uveitis. NS2 has not been approved for sale in the U.S. or elsewhere. www.aldeyra.com
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