Confo Therapeutics announces selection of first product candidate and initiation of pre-clinical development
Ghent, Belgium: 15 October 2020 – Confo Therapeutics today announced the selection of its first preclinical drug candidate, CFTX-1554, a compound designed to address peripheral neuropathic pain with the potential to address additional pain indications. Confo has applied its proprietary, fragment-based drug discovery and structure-guided drug design technologies to identify CFTX-1554, a novel inhibitor of angiotensin II type 2 receptor, or AT2R, a clinically validated target for the treatment of neuropathic pain. The Company has initiated Phase I-enabling studies and aims to advance CFTX-1554 to clinical development upon successful completion of these studies. As the Company’s first discovery program ready to enter preclinical evaluation, the selection of CFTX-1554 marks the achievement of a significant corporate milestone in the development of Confo’s internal pipeline. CFTX-1554 represents one of many compounds that the Company will continue to evaluate as a means of addressing a range of underserved indications.
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