CNS Pharmaceuticals’ (NASDAQ: CNSP) lead investigational drug, Berubicin, has been granted fast track designation by the U.S. Food and Drug Administration (“FDA”). That announcement came from WPD Pharmaceuticals Inc.(CSE: WBIO) (FSE: 8SV1), a clinical-stage pharmaceutical company that licenses Berubicin from CNSP. Berubicin is designed for the treatment of patients with recurrent glioblastoma multiforme (“GBM”). According to the announcement, fast track designation allows the company to interact more frequently with the FDA for the purposes of expediting the development and review process; the designation is reserved for drugs with the potential to address unmet medical need in the treatment of serious or life-threatening conditions. According to WPD, GBM is one of the most aggressive and deadly types of brain cancer, and many patients have almost no meaningful treatment options. The fast track designation creates an accelerated pathway for CNS Pharmaceuticals to gain approval for Berubicin, a move that offers significant potential benefits for WPD because the company has the rights to produce and sell the drug candidate in 29 countries, primarily in Europe. Most recently, CNSP began enrolling patients in its upcoming study of Berubicin.
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About CNS Pharmaceuticals Inc.
CNS Pharmaceuticals is a clinical-stage pharmaceutical company developing a pipeline of anti-cancer drug candidates for the treatment of primary and metastatic cancers of the brain and central nervous system. The company’s lead drug candidate, Berubicin, is a novel anthracycline and the first anthracycline to appear to cross the blood-brain barrier. Berubicin is currently in development for the treatment of a number of serious brain and CNS oncology indications including glioblastoma multiforme, an aggressive and incurable form of brain cancer.
Additionally, CNS Pharmaceuticals is advancing the development of its WP1244 drug technology, which utilizes anthracycline and distamycin-based scaffolds to create small molecule agents and is believed to be 500 times more potent than daunorubicin in inhibiting tumor cell proliferation. Preclinical studies of WP1244 demonstrated high uptake in the brain with antitumor activity. CNS Pharmaceuticals is evaluating the use of WP1244 in the treatment of brain, pancreatic and ovarian cancers as well as lymphomas. For more information about the company, please visit www.CNSPharma.com
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