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Karolinska Developments portföljbolag Umecrine Cognition säkrar finansiering för klinisk utveckling av läkemedelskandidaten GR3027 mot sömnstörningar

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STOCKHOLM den 4 oktober 2017. Karolinska Developments portföljbolag Umecrine Cognition meddelar idag att man genomfört en nyemission om 20 mkr till ett antal av bolagets nuvarande ägare. Syftet med kapitalanskaffningen är att finansiera en explorativ fas 2a-studie av bolagets läkemedelskandidat GR3027 för ytterligare ett indikationsområde; idiopatisk hypersomni. GR3027 utvecklas även som en potentiellt ny behandling av medvetandestörningar i samband med leverkoma, och har nyligen uppvisat goda resultat i en fas Ib-prövning.

Idiopatisk hypersomni är en potentiellt handikappande sjukdom som yttrar sig i form av överdriven dagtrötthet, trots normal nattsömn. Idag finns ingen effektiv behandling mot sjukdomen.

GR3027 är en GABAA -receptormodulerande steroidantagonist som förväntas kunna påverka den biologiska process vilken rapporterats bidra till symtomen hos patienter med ideopatisk hypersomni. Resultaten av en nyligen genomförd fas 1b-studie visar att GR3027 tolereras väl, inte ger upphov till några dosbegränsande biverkningar samt att den farmakokinetiska profilen är gynnsam.

"Vi välkomnar Umecrine Cognitions beslut att vidga utvecklingen av GR3027 till ytterligare ett indikationsområde med ett betydande behov av förbättrad behandling. Detta ökar den kommersiella potentialen och minskar samtidigt risken i projektet", säger Viktor Drvota, vd, Karolinska Development.

Karolinska Development AB, Fort Knox Förvaring AB, Stiftelsen Norrlandsfonden och bolagets grundare Torbjörn Bäckström deltog i nyemissionen.  

För ytterligare information, vänligen kontakta :

Viktor Drvota, VD, Karolinska Development AB
Tel: +46 73 982 52 02, e-mail: viktor.drvota@karolinskadevelopment.com

Christian Tange, finansdirektör, Karolinska Development AB
Tel: +46 73 712 14 30, e-mail: christian.tange@karolinskadevelopment.com

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Om Karolinska Development AB
Karolinska Development AB (Nasdaq Stockholm: KDEV) är ett nordiskt investmentbolag inom life science. Bolaget fokuserar på att identifiera medicinska innovationer och att investera för att skapa och utveckla bolag som vidareutvecklar sådana innovationer till differentierade produkter som kan göra skillnad för patienters liv och generera en attraktiv avkastning till aktieägarna.

Karolinska Development har tillgång till medicinsk forskning i världsklass från Karolinska Institutet och andra ledande universitet och forskningsinstitutioner i Norden. Bolagets målsättning är att bygga bolag kring forskare som är ledande inom sina respektive vetenskapsområden, med stöd från erfarna ledningsgrupper och rådgivare, samt med finansiering tillsammans med internationella investerare som är specialiserade inom sektorn, För att skapa bästa möjligheter till framgång byggs företagen med erfarna managementteam och rådgivare och de medfinansieras av professionella life science-investerare.

Karolinska Developments portfölj består av nio bolag inriktade på att utveckla innovativa behandlingsmetoder för sjukdomar som är livshotande eller funktionsnedsättande och andra medicinska tillstånd.  

Bolaget leds av ett entreprenörsteam bestående av professionella investerare med lång erfarenhet inom företagsbyggande och med tillgång till ett starkt globalt nätverk.

För mer information: www.karolinskadevelopment.com.

Denna information är sådan information som Karolinska Development AB (publ) (Nasdaq Stockholm: KDEV) är skyldigt att offentliggöra enligt EU:s marknadsmissbruksförordning. Informationen lämnades genom Viktor Drvota för offentliggörande den 4 oktober klockan 08.00.




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