Berwyn, Pennsylvania, Nov 09, 2021 (Newsfile Corp via COMTEX) -- Berwyn, Pennsylvania--(Newsfile Corp. - November 9, 2021) - Annovis Bio, Inc. /zigman2/quotes/216213707/composite ANVS +5.98% ("Annovis" or the "Company"), a clinical-stage drug platform company addressing Alzheimer's disease (AD), Parkinson's disease (PD), and other neurodegenerative diseases, today announced that Vice President of Research, Cheng Fang, Ph.D. will present the ANVS401 mechanism of action via a poster presentation, on display both onsite and online, during the 14th Clinical Trials on Alzheimer's Disease (CTAD) Conference .
The poster presentation, titled " Translational inhibition of neurotoxic aggregating proteins leads to efficacy in Alzheimer's and Parkinson's patients *," can be viewed in person in the Statler Room of the Boston Park Plaza Hotel, Boston, MA during lunch and coffee breaks. The digital version of the poster is now available on the CTAD digital platform to registered conference attendees.  All abstracts will also be published in the .
Annovis' lead compound, ANVS401, is an oral translational inhibitor of neurotoxic aggregating proteins (TINAP) currently being developed for AD, AD in Down Syndrome (AD-DS), and PD. The mRNAs of neurotoxic aggregating proteins, including Amyloid-beta precursor protein (APP), t-Tau and p-Tau, as well as α-Synuclein (α-Syn), have a unique sequence which regulates translation of these proteins. ANVS401 acts on that sequence to inhibit the translation of neurotoxic proteins. By preventing the overexpression of these neurotoxic proteins, ANVS401 reverses the downstream toxic cascade that leads to neurodegeneration. Slight reductions in neurotoxic proteins at the beginning of the toxic cascade have been shown in the Company's animal studies and Phase 2a clinical trials in AD and PD to reinstate homeostasis and to lead to statistically significant improvements in cognition in AD patients and motor function in PD patients.
*The poster appears with the title "Positive clinical outcomes of posiphen in two phase2a studies - Alzheimer' disease and Parkinson's disease" on the conference program due to a copy error.
About Annovis Bio, Inc.
Headquartered in Berwyn, Pennsylvania, Annovis Bio, Inc. (Annovis) is a clinical-stage, drug platform company addressing neurodegeneration, such as Alzheimer's disease (AD), Parkinson's disease (PD), and Alzheimer's in Down Syndrome (AD-DS). We believe that we are the only company developing a drug for AD, PD, and AD-DS that inhibits more than one neurotoxic protein and, thereby, improves the information highway of the nerve cell, known as axonal transport. When this information flow is impaired, the nerve cell gets sick and dies. We conducted two Phase 2 studies: one in AD patients and one in both AD and PD patients. In the AD/ PD study our drug improves memory loss and dementia associated with AD, as well as body and brain function in PD.
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