Protalex, Inc. (PRTX), a clinical-stage biopharmaceutical company, today announced that an abstract highlighting preclinical results from a study of Staphylococcal protein A (PRTX-100) for the treatment of Immune Thrombocytopenia (ITP) will be presented at the upcoming American Society of Hematology (ASH) 57th Annual Meeting and Exposition being held in Orlando, Florida from December 5-8, 2015. The abstract is available on the ASH website athttp://www.hematology.org and on the Company’s website at www.protalex.com.
The poster will be available for viewing as follows:
|“Successful Treatment of Thrombocytopenia with Staphylococcal Protein A (PRTX-100) in a Murine Model of Immune Thrombocytopenia (ITP)”|
|Session Name:||Disorders of Platelet Number or Function Program|
|Poster Presentation Time:||Saturday, December 5, 2015: 5:30 p.m. -7:30 p.m. (Eastern time)|
|Location:||Exhibit Hall A, Level 2|
|Presenter:||John W. Semple, Ph.D., St. Michael’s Hospital, Toronto, Canada|
PRTX-100, a new generation immunomodulatory therapy, is a highly purified form of SpA, an immunomodulatory protein known to modify aspects of the human immune system. PRTX-100 has the ability, at very low concentrations, to bind to human B-lymphocytes and macrophages and to modulate immune processes. The safety, tolerability and pharmacokinetics of PRTX-100 have been characterized in five clinical studies and was recently granted Orphan Drug Designation in the U.S. and Europe in the treatment of ITP. In two Phase 1b clinical trials in adult patients with active Rheumatoid Arthritis (RA), PRTX-100 was generally safe and well tolerated at all dose levels, and at certain higher doses, more patients showed improvement in measures of RA disease activity than did patients at the lower dose or placebo cohorts. PRTX-100 is given as a short intravenous infusion.
About Protalex, Inc.
Protalex, Inc. is a clinical-stage biopharmaceutical company focused on the development of a class of drugs for treating autoimmune and inflammatory diseases including RA and Immune Thrombocytopenia (ITP). In the U.S., Protalex has open IND’s in RA and ITP. Please visit Protalex’s website at www.protalex.com to learn more about Protalex and its lead product, PRTX-100.
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