Catabasis Pharmaceuticals to Present at Parent Project Muscular Dystrophy Virtual Annual Conference

BOSTON–()–Catabasis Pharmaceuticals, Inc. (NASDAQ:CATB), a clinical-stage biopharmaceutical company, announced today that it will present information on the edasalonexent program in Phase 3 development for the treatment of Duchenne muscular dystrophy (DMD) at the Parent Project Muscular Dystrophy (PPMD) Virtual Annual Conference, which begins Wednesday, July 22, 2020.

Joanne Donovan, M.D., Ph.D, Chief Medical Officer of Catabasis, will present “Edasalonexent (CAT-1004) Program: Oral NF-kB Inhibitor in Development for the Treatment of Duchenne Muscular Dystrophy” in a pre-recorded webinar, which will be available in the conference’s On-Demand Library.

Dr. Donovan will also provide an overview of edasalonexent during the “In the Pipeline: Reducing Inflammation” session on Wednesday, July 22nd at 7:00pm ET during the live stream.

Additionally, Catabasis will share three posters during the Virtual Poster Session, which will also be available in the On-Demand Library.

  • “Characteristics of Patients Who Enrolled in PolarisDMD, a Phase 3 Trial of Edasalonexent for Duchenne Muscular Dystrophy”
  • “Edasalonexent Treatment in Young Boys with Duchenne Muscular Dystrophy is Associated with Age-Normative Growth and Normal Adrenal Function”
  • “Experience with Edasalonexent Demonstrates Ability of 4 to 7 Year Old Boys with Duchenne Muscular Dystrophy to Take Soft-gel Capsules”

The On-Demand Library and the live stream will be made available to registered conference attendees.

About Edasalonexent (CAT-1004)

Edasalonexent (CAT-1004) is an investigational oral small molecule designed to inhibit NF-kB that is being developed as a potential foundational therapy for all patients affected by DMD, regardless of their underlying mutation. In DMD the lack of dystrophin leads to chronic activation of NF-kB, which is a key driver of skeletal and cardiac muscle disease progression. Our ongoing global Phase 3 PolarisDMD trial is evaluating the efficacy and safety of edasalonexent for registration purposes. Top-line results from the Phase 3 PolarisDMD trial are expected in Q4 of this year. Edasalonexent is also being dosed in the GalaxyDMD open-label extension trial. In our MoveDMD Phase 2 trial and open-label extension, we observed that edasalonexent preserved muscle function and substantially slowed disease progression compared to rates of change in a control period, and significantly improved biomarkers of muscle health and inflammation. The FDA has granted orphan drug, fast track, and rare pediatric disease designations and the European Commission has granted orphan medicinal product designation to edasalonexent for the treatment of DMD. For a summary of clinical results, please visit

About Catabasis

At Catabasis Pharmaceuticals, our mission is to bring hope and life-changing therapies to patients and their families. Our lead program is edasalonexent, an NF-kB inhibitor in Phase 3 development for the treatment of Duchenne muscular dystrophy. For more information on edasalonexent and our Phase 3 PolarisDMD trial, please visit

Forward Looking Statements

Any statements in this press release about future expectations, plans and prospects for the Company, including statements about the anticipated timing for top-line results from the Phase 3 PolarisDMD trial and other statements containing the words “believes,” “anticipates,” “plans,” “expects,” “may” and similar expressions, constitute forward-looking statements under applicable securities laws and regulations. Actual results may differ materially from those indicated by such forward-looking statements as a result of various important factors, including: risks and uncertainties related to the impact of the COVID-19 pandemic, uncertainties inherent in the initiation and completion of preclinical studies and clinical trials and clinical development of the Company’s product candidates; whether interim results from a clinical trial will be predictive of the final results of the trial or the results of future trials; and general economic and market conditions and other factors discussed in the “Risk Factors” section of the Company’s Quarterly Report on Form 10-Q for the period ended March 31, 2020, which is on file with the Securities and Exchange Commission, and in other filings that the Company may make with the Securities and Exchange Commission in the future. In addition, the forward-looking statements included in this press release represent the Company’s views as of the date of this press release. The Company anticipates that subsequent events and developments will cause the Company’s views to change. However, while the Company may elect to update these forward-looking statements at some point in the future, the Company specifically disclaims any obligation to do so. These forward-looking statements should not be relied upon as representing the Company’s views as of any date subsequent to the date of this release.


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