LEIDEN, the Netherlands, Sept. 27, 2016 (GLOBE NEWSWIRE) -- ProQR Therapeutics N.V. (Nasdaq:PRQR), a company dedicated to changing lives through the creation of transformative RNA medicines for the treatment of severe orphan diseases such as cystic fibrosis (CF) and Leber's congenital amaurosis Type 10 (LCA10), today announced details about an oral and poster presentation and an Investor & Analyst event on Thursday October 27, 2016 during the North American CF Conference (NACFC) that is being held at Orange County Convention Center on October 27 – 29, 2016 in Orlando, Florida.
Oral & Poster Presentation at NACFC on October 27
Noreen Henig, M.D., Chief Development Officer of ProQR and John P. Clancy, M.D., principal investigator, Professor of Pediatrics and Research Director, Division of Pulmonary Medicine, Cincinnati Children’s Hospital and a member of the Cystic Fibrosis Foundation Therapeutic Development Network’s leadership team will give an oral presentation titled: ‘PQ-010-002: Open-label, exploratory study to evaluate the effects of QR-010 on nasal potential difference (NPD) in subjects with cystic fibrosis who are homozygous or compound heterozygous for the ΔF508 CFTR mutation’. The presentation will take place in conference Workshop Session I: ‘Clinical Advances in Cystic Fibrosis Research’ held on Thursday, October 27 from 9:45am – 11:05am.
The company will also present poster #764 with the same title during Poster Session I on Thursday, October 27 from 11:15am – 1:45pm. Abstracts are made available on the Wiley Online Library.
Investor & Analyst Event on October 27
ProQR management will host an investor & analyst event in Orlando, Florida to further discuss topline data presented at the oral and poster presentations at NACFC from the nasal potential difference (NPD) proof of concept clinical trial (PQ-010-002) of lead program, QR-010, in subjects with cystic fibrosis. Preliminary safety data from the single ascending dose portion of the ongoing Phase 1b Safety and Tolerability study (PQ-010-001) will also be provided. The event will start at 4:30pm ET, presentations and webcast will start at 5:00pm ET.
The live and archived webcast of the day will be accessible from the ‘Investor Relations’ section of ProQR’s website under ‘Events and Presentations’. The archived webcast will be available for 30 days following the presentation date.
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ProQR Therapeutics is dedicated to changing lives through the creation of transformative RNA medicines for the treatment of severe orphan diseases such as cystic fibrosis and Leber’s congenital amaurosis. Based on our unique proprietary RNA repair platform technologies we are growing our pipeline with patients and loved ones in mind. Since 2012.
QR-010 is a first-in-class RNA-based oligonucleotide designed to address the underlying cause of the disease by repairing the mRNA in CF patients that have the DF508 mutation. The DF508 mutation is a deletion of three of the coding base pairs, or nucleotides, in the CFTR gene, which results in the production of a misfolded CFTR protein that does not function normally. QR-010 is designed to bind to the defective CFTR mRNA and restore CFTR function. QR-010 is designed to be self-administered via an optimized eFlow® Nebulizer (PARI Pharma GmbH). eFlow® is a small, handheld aerosol delivery device which nebulizes QR-010 into a mist inhaled directly into the lungs. We believe this route of administration could allow maximum exposure of QR-010 to the primary target organ, the lung, as well as significant exposure to other affected organs through systemic absorption into the blood. QR-010 has been granted orphan drug designation in the United States and the European Union. The QR-010 project has received funding from the European Union’s Horizon 2020 research and innovation programme under grant agreement No 633545.
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