HOUSTON, June 4, 2020 /PRNewswire/ -- Moleculin Biotech,
Inc., (Nasdaq: MBRX) ("Moleculin" or the "Company"), a clinical
stage pharmaceutical company with a broad portfolio of drug
candidates, today announced that it has submitted requests to
Polish regulatory authorities for approval to open two additional
clinical sites for its Phase 1/2 clinical study of Annamycin for
the treatment of acute myeloid leukemia ("AML").
"We are pleased to report that the Annamycin trial in AML
continues forward despite the disruptions from the COVID-19
pandemic," commented Walter Klemp,
Chairman and CEO of Moleculin. "Two additional hospitals in
Poland, one in Szczecin and one in
Kielce, have been moving quickly to participate in this
trial. Assuming these requests are granted in a timely
manner, we expect both sites to begin recruiting in the third
Moleculin currently has 5 clinical sites for the Annamycin AML
clinical trial operating in Europe. The addition of sites in
Szczecin and Kielce would bring this total to 7.
About Moleculin Biotech, Inc.
Moleculin Biotech, Inc. is a clinical stage pharmaceutical
company focused on the development of a broad portfolio of oncology
drug candidates for the treatment of highly resistant tumors and
viruses. The Company's clinical stage drugs are: Annamycin, a Next
Generation Anthracycline, designed to avoid multidrug resistance
mechanisms with little to no cardiotoxicity, being studied for the
treatment of relapsed or refractory acute myeloid leukemia, more
commonly referred to as AML; WP1066, an Immune/Transcription
Modulator capable of inhibiting p-STAT3 and other oncogenic
transcription factors while also stimulating a natural immune
response, being studied for brain tumors, pancreatic cancer and
hematologic malignancies; and WP1220, an analog to WP1066, being
studied for the topical treatment of cutaneous T-cell lymphoma.
Moleculin is also engaged in preclinical development of additional
drug candidates, including additional Immune/Transcription
Modulators, as well as compounds capable of
Metabolism/Glycosylation Inhibition, such as WP1122.
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Some of the statements in
this release are forward-looking statements within the meaning of
Section 27A of the Securities Act of 1933, Section 21E of the
Securities Exchange Act of 1934 and the Private Securities
Litigation Reform Act of 1995, which involve risks and
uncertainties. Forward-looking statements in this press release
include, without limitation, the ability of Annamycin to be shown
safe and effective for the treatment of AML and the ability to
receive regulatory approval to add additional hospitals to its AML
clinical trial. Although Moleculin believes that the expectations
reflected in such forward-looking statements are reasonable as of
the date made, expectations may prove to have been materially
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identify these forward-looking statements. These statements are
only predictions and involve known and unknown risks,
uncertainties, and other factors, including those discussed under
Item 1A. "Risk Factors" in our most recently filed Form 10-K filed
with the Securities and Exchange Commission ("SEC") and updated
from time to time in our Form 10-Q filings and in our other public
filings with the SEC. Any forward-looking statements
contained in this release speak only as of its date. We undertake
no obligation to update any forward-looking statements contained in
this release to reflect events or circumstances occurring after its
date or to reflect the occurrence of unanticipated events.
/ Carol Ruth
The Ruth Group
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