Biotechnology company CytoDyn Inc. (OTCQB: CYDY) is the focus of a recently-released corporate summary from leading independent small cap media portal EmergingGrowth.com. The update details a number of topics from CytoDyn’s recent shareholder conference call, including highlights from the ongoing clinical development of its PRO 140 viral-entry inhibitor. The EmergingGrowth.com report notes that PRO 140 demonstrated a 93 percent suppression rate in 525mg trials after a six-week induction period. The summary further details CytoDyn’s new monotherapy trial, as well as the company’s recent efforts to generate capital through the sale of shares and the exploration of non-dilutive licensing pathways, particularly as they pertain to the company’s August acquisition of Prostagene and related licensing rights for “an extremely accurate prostate cancer prognostic that the competitor sells for $3,000.”
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CytoDyn is a biotechnology company focused on the clinical development and potential commercialization of humanized monoclonal antibodies for the treatment and prevention of HIV infection. The Company has one of the leading monoclonal antibodies under development for HIV infection, PRO 140, which has completed Phase 2 clinical trials with demonstrated antiviral activity in humans and is currently in Phase 3 development. PRO 140 blocks the HIV co-receptor CCR5 on T cells, which prevents viral entry. Clinical trial results thus far indicate that PRO 140 does not negatively affect the normal immune functions that are mediated by CCR5. Results from seven Phase 1 and Phase 2 human clinical trials have shown that PRO 140 can significantly reduce viral burden in people infected with HIV. A recent Phase 2b clinical trial demonstrated that PRO 140 can prevent viral escape in patients during several months of interruption from conventional drug therapy. CytoDyn intends to continue to develop PRO 140 as a therapeutic anti-viral agent in persons infected with HIV and to pursue non-HIV, inflammatory indications where CCR5 and its ligand CCL5 may be involved. For more information, visit the company’s website at www.CytoDyn.com
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