LEXINGTON, Mass., Feb. 2, 2015 (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 data on its lead product candidate, NS2, has been accepted for two poster presentations at the upcoming Association for Research in Vision and Ophthalmology (ARVO) 2015 Annual Meeting, being held May 3-7, 2015 in Denver, Colorado.
Aldeyra will present the objectives, methods and results of studies evaluating a small molecule aldehyde trapping agent, NS2, an investigational drug in development for acute noninfectious anterior uveitis.
The abstract presentation titles are as follows:
- The Aldehyde Trap NS2 Mitigates Dense Haze in a Rabbit Model of Photorefractive Keratectomy
- The Aldehyde Trap NS2 Reduces Ocular Inflammation in an Endotoxin-Induced Model in Rats
Todd C. Brady, M.D., Ph.D., President and CEO of Aldeyra, commented, "We are excited to present two posters on our lead product candidate, NS2, at ARVO this year. These preclinical studies demonstrate the effectiveness of NS2 in reducing ocular inflammation as well as mitigating haze, a form of scarring or fibrosis, following photorefractive keratectomy (PRK), a type of laser eye surgery. The ocular inflammation data support NS2 as an effective agent when compared to corticosteroids, which are toxic when used chronically in the eye. With these data and our recent IND submission for noninfectious anterior uveitis, we are well-positioned to evaluate our aldehyde trap in upcoming clinical trials as a steroid adjunct or replacement."
Noninfectious anterior uveitis is a rare inflammatory ocular disease that causes pain, photophobia and loss of vision, and affects an estimated 25,000 individuals in the U.S. 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 initiate Phase II clinical studies of NS2 in noninfectious anterior uveitis and Sjögren-Larsson Syndrome in 2015. NS2 has not been approved for sale in the U.S. or elsewhere. www.aldeyra.com
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