BioMimetix Presents Data from Phase 2 Study of BMX-001 Demonstrating Increased Survival of 6.6 Months in High Grade Glioma Patients at the 2023 Society for Neuro-Oncology Annual Meeting

BioMimetix JV, LLC, a clinical-stage biotechnology company developing metalloporphyrins, a novel drug class for the treatment of cancer patients, today announced the presentation of encouraging data from its Phase 2 study of lead candidate, BMX-001, for the treatment of high-grade glioma (HGG) at the 2023 Society for Neuro-Oncology (SNO) Annual Meeting. In the Phase 2 study, BMX-001 in combination with radiotherapy (RT) and temozolomide (TMZ) demonstrated a 6.6 month increase in median survival, mitigation of radiation-induced cognitive issues, and improved white matter integrity with a tolerable safety profile, compared to current standard of care. The abstract will be published in SNO’s official journal, Neuro-Oncology.

Patients with high grade glioma are challenging to treat because the disease grows quickly, ultimately outcomes are very poor for these patients and often carries an unfavorable prognosis. Current treatments aim to remove the tumor through surgery or slow its growth using chemotherapy and radiation therapy, but they are not curative and are associated with significant toxicities, including radiation-induced cognitive dysfunction that is responsible for negatively impacting the quality of life for our patients. The diversity of cases makes finding a cure difficult, and seeing durable responses in these patients is encouraging,” said Katy Peters, MD PhD FAAN (Lead Principal Investigator). “BMX-001 is a promising first-in-class molecule with clinically meaningful activity and the potential to become a new treatment option for patients diagnosed with high grade glioma.”

“The exciting data presented today at SNO underscore what I have sought to achieve over the past several decades in our scientific research. The primary mechanism of action of a redox active metalloporphyrin is modulation of key pathways of cellular signaling in a pattern that augments radiation therapy in killing tumor cells while protecting normal tissues. This is demonstrated by the promising effects seen in this trial with BMX-001 on patients with high grade glioma receiving concurrent radiation and chemotherapies,” said James Crapo, M.D., Chief Executive Officer at BioMimetix. “High grade glioma is an aggressive brain cancer with a low survival rate that affects 10,000-15,000 people in the US per year. A substantial increase in median survival over the standard of care coupled with improved quality of life represents a significant stride towards bringing patients a transformative treatment. We are motivated to continue developing BMX-001 for this area of high unmet need, while also continuing to explore the utility of BMX-001 in other cancer types.

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