PolyMedix to Review Results from Recent Phase 1B LMWH Reversal Clinical Study with Heptagonist PMX-60056
Webcast Scheduled for Wednesday, June 9th at 4:00 PM ET
RADNOR, Pa.--(BUSINESS WIRE)--Jun 8, 2010 - PolyMedix, Inc. (OTC BB: PYMX), an emerging bio-technology company focused on developing new therapeutic drugs to treat acute cardiovascular disorders and infectious diseases, has scheduled a webcast for Wednesday, June 9 at 4:00 PM Eastern Time. At that time, management will review the results from the recently completed Phase 1B clinical study to reverse low molecular weight heparin with PMX-60056.
PolyMedix is a publicly traded biotechnology company focused on the development of novel drugs and biomaterials for the treatment of serious acute cardiovascular disorders and infectious diseases. PolyMedix uses a rational drug design approach to create non-peptide small molecule drug candidates and polymers that mimic the activity of proteins. PMX-60056, PolyMedix's lead heptagonist compound, is being developed to reverse the anticoagulant activity of both heparin and low molecular weight heparins. PolyMedix believes that PMX-60056 could potentially be a safer and easier to use anticoagulant reversing agent, with broader activity, than the currently approved therapy for reversing heparin. PMX-30063, PolyMedix's lead antibiotic compound, is a small molecule that mimics human host-defense proteins and has a mechanism of action distinct from those of current antibiotic drugs, a mechanism which is intended to make bacterial resistance unlikely to develop. PolyMedix plans to develop this compound for serious systemic Staphylococcal infections, including MRSA. Both PMX-60056 heptagonist and PMX-30063 antibiotic are undergoing clinical testing. PolyMedix also plans to continue the development of its PolyCides™, polymeric formulations as antimicrobial biomaterials, which can be used as additives to paints, plastics, and textiles to create self-sterilizing products and surfaces.
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Posted: June 2010