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Aptinyx Reports First Quarter 2019 Financial Results and Provides Corporate Update

May 14, 2019 - GlobeNewswire
Board and Executive Moves-Financial Results

Four Phase 2 studies expected to be ongoing by year end; multiple data read-outs anticipated in 2019 and 2020

Management to host conference call today at 8:00 a.m. ET

EVANSTON, Ill., May 14, 2019 (GLOBE NEWSWIRE) -- Aptinyx Inc. (Nasdaq: APTX), a clinical-stage biopharmaceutical company developing transformative therapies for the treatment of brain and nervous system disorders, today reported financial results for the first quarter of 2019 and announced recent business highlights.

"So far, 2019 has been marked by the achievement of key milestones and important clinical study results that form the basis for several of our upcoming Phase 2 studies," said Norbert Riedel, Ph.D., president and chief executive officer at Aptinyx. "In the Phase 2 DPN study of NYX-2925, while the primary endpoint was not met in the total study population, importantly, a post-hoc analysis showed significant analgesic effects in subjects with advanced DPN and identified a most appropriate dose level to take forward. This information will be used for a second Phase 2 study in DPN, which we intend to initiate during the second half of the year alongside a Phase 2 study of NYX-2925 we plan to initiate in fibromyalgia. Additionally, we initiated a Phase 2 study of NYX-783 in post-traumatic stress disorder (PTSD) and expect top-line data to be available in the first half of 2020. Further, we reported highly encouraging data from a non-human primate study of NYX-458, in development as a treatment for cognitive impairment associated with Parkinson's disease, showing its ability to reverse cognitive deficits. We also observed a favorable safety, tolerability, and pharmacokinetic profile with NYX-458 in our healthy volunteer Phase 1 study.  These accomplishments, combined with our healthy balance sheet, support the four Phase 2 studies across our three clinical programs expected to be ongoing by the end of 2019, setting the stage for a series of potentially catalytic data read-outs within the next 24 mo...