Shares of Moleculin Biotech (NASDAQ: MBRX) rose 7% this morning on news that the company has selected Bioscience SA, a Polish contract research organization (CRO), to begin identifying and preparing clinical testing sites in Poland for Annamycin. The company’s drug candidate, Annamycin, is being evaluated for the treatment of relapsed or refractory acute myeloid leukemia (AML). “One of the biggest challenges for most clinical trials is recruiting the right patients on a timely basis. We believe adding Polish sites to our planned trial introduces a significant population of qualified patients, and selecting Bioscience helps ensure we reach those patients effectively and efficiently,” Moleculin CEO Walter Klemp stated in the news release.
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About Moleculin Biotech, Inc.
Moleculin Biotech, Inc. is a preclinical stage pharmaceutical company focused on the development of anti-cancer drug candidates, some of which are based on discoveries made at MD Anderson Cancer Center. The company’s lead product candidate is Annamycin, an anthracycline being studied for the treatment of relapsed or refractory acute myeloid leukemia, more commonly referred to as AML. Moleculin also has two preclinical small molecule portfolios, one of which is focused on the modulation of hard-to-target tumor cell signaling mechanisms and the recruitment of the patient’s own immune system. The other portfolio targets the metabolism of tumors. For more information about the company, please visit www.moleculin.com.
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