The TrkA-NAM project, which is in the preclinical development phase, is aimed at treatment of pain and has strong validating data, both preclinical and clinical.
For the TrkA-NAM drug project, we have leveraged our knowledge concerning the underlying biology for the NeuroRestore platform in order to develop new substances that focus on providing pain relief in conditions associated with severe pain. The goal of the project is to develop a small-molecule TrkA-negative allosteric modulator that can reduce movement-induced and spontaneous pain in patients with painful osteoarthritis. Over 240 million people worldwide suffer from painful and activity-limiting osteoarthritis of the hip or knee. Many patients experience insufficient pain relief or side effects with current treatment, which today usually consist of NSAIDs or opiates and there is a great need for more effective and better tolerated drugs in this field.
The target mechanism has been strongly validated by both preclinical and clinical data, and AlzeCure’s unique substances differentiate themselves with their selective effect on relevant signaling pathways to achieve optimal pain relief without inducing side effects. In addition, the TrkA-NAM substances are small molecules, which facilitates administration for patients (tablets) while contributing to more cost-effective treatment. Moreover, the product is non-opioid, an important consideration with respect to gaining future regulatory approval from authorities such as the FDA.
AlzeCure anticipates receiving preclinical efficacy data during 2020.
The team at AlzeCure has many years of research experience in the fields of neurology and pain. This project is an excellent example of leveraging synergies between the projects and maximizing shareholder value.