Corbus Pharmaceuticals to Host Expert Symposium on the Therapeutic Potential of Targeting the Endocannabinoid System
- Live video webcast on Friday, December 13, 2019 from 1:00 PM – 2:30 PM ET
Norwood, MA, Dec. 09, 2019 (GLOBE NEWSWIRE) -- Corbus Pharmaceuticals Holdings, Inc. (NASDAQ: CRBP) (“Corbus” or the “Company”), a clinical-stage drug development company pioneering transformative medicines that target the endocannabinoid system, today announced that it will host a symposium on the endocannabinoid system (“ECS”) and the therapeutic potential of targeting the ECS. The symposium will be webcasted live (details below) on Friday, December 13, 2019 from 1:00 PM – 2:30 PM ET.
Yuval Cohen, Ph.D., Chief Executive Officer of Corbus, will host the event, and Barbara White, M.D., Chief Medical Officer and Head of Research of Corbus will moderate the panel session. The panel session will feature presentations from the following experts:
|●||The ECS and resolution of inflammation;|
|Charles N. Serhan, Ph.D., DSc, First Endowed Distinguished Scientist, Brigham and Women’s Hospital, currently serving as Director of the Center for Experimental Therapeutics and Reperfusion Injury at Brigham and Women’s Hospital. Simon Gelman Professor of Anesthesia (Biochemistry and Molecular Pharmacology) at Harvard Medical School, Professor of Oral Medicine, Infection and Immunity at Harvard School of Dental Medicine|
|●||The ECS and skin inflammation;|
|Adam Friedman, M.D., FAAD, Interim Chair, Department of Dermatology and Professor of Dermatology, George Washington University School of Medicine and Health Sciences|
|●||Potential applicability of targeting the ECS to treat autoimmune diseases: Lenabasum in systemic sclerosis;|
|Jessica Gordon, M.D., Associate Professor of Medicine, Weill Cornell Medical College, Associate Attending in the Department of Rheumatology at the Hospital for Special Surgery in New York|
Interested participants may dial into the event using (877) 407-3978 (domestic) or (412) 902-0039 (international), or can access the live video webcast and accompanying slide presentation on the Events page of the Investors section of the Corbus website, www.corbuspharma.com. The webcast replay will be archived for 90 days following the event.
Corbus Pharmaceuticals Holdings, Inc. is a Phase 3 clinical-stage pharmaceutical company focused on the development and commercialization of novel therapeutics to treat inflammatory and fibrotic diseases by leveraging its pipeline of rationally designed, endocannabinoid system-targeting drug candidates. The Company's lead product candidate, lenabasum, is a novel, oral, selective cannabinoid receptor type 2 (CB2) agonist rationally designed to resolve chronic inflammation and fibrotic processes. Lenabasum is currently being evaluated in systemic sclerosis, cystic fibrosis, dermatomyositis and systemic lupus erythematosus.
Corbus is also developing a pipeline of drug candidates targeting the endocannabinoid system. The pipeline includes CRB-4001, a 2nd generation, selective cannabinoid receptor type 1 (CB1) inverse agonist designed to be peripherally restricted. Potential indications for CRB-4001 include nonalcoholic steatohepatitis (NASH), among others. Corbus expects data from a CRB-4001 Phase 1 safety study in 2020.
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Corbus Pharmaceuticals Contacts:
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Phone: +1 (617) 415-7745
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Released December 9, 2019