HOUSTON, May 03, 2018 (GLOBE NEWSWIRE) -- Moleculin Biotech, Inc., (Nasdaq:MBRX) ("Moleculin" or the "Company"), a clinical stage pharmaceutical company focused on the development of oncology drug candidates, all of which are based on license agreements with The University of Texas System on behalf of the M.D. Anderson Cancer Center, today announced that it has engaged Voisin Consulting Life Sciences (“VCLS”), as an additional regulatory consulting firm and contract research organization (“CRO”) to prepare for expansion of its clinical trial to study Annamycin for the treatment of relapsed or refractory acute myeloid leukemia (“AML”).
Moleculin engaged Voisin Consulting Life Sciences, headquartered in Paris, France to evaluate additional countries for the potential expansion of its AML clinical trial. VCLS is a multinational regulatory consulting firm and contract research organization with 150 life science professionals. The Moleculin engagement is intended to evaluate Australia and selected Western European countries to provide additional clinical sites.
“Now that our AML trial is underway, we are focused on expanding the opportunity for AML patients to participate in the trial,” commented Walter Klemp, Moleculin’s Chairman and CEO. “Our strategy is to choose countries with the best possible balance between an efficient clinical trial authorization process, solid AML clinical trial experience and a population of qualified AML patients.”
About Voisin Consulting Life Sciences
From discovery to product launch and life cycle management
AT Voisin Consulting Life Sciences (VCLS), regulatory science guides Biotechnology, Pharmaceutical and Medtech manufacturers throughout product development and commercialization. Starting early in the process, from discovery to patient, VCLS assists innovators in designing optimized product development plans and regulatory strategies, combining the health ecosystem with commercial success. With a presence in seven locations across three continents and over 150 employees, VCLS serves a broad range of developers and their investors.
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About Moleculin Biotech, Inc.
Moleculin Biotech, Inc. is a clinical stage pharmaceutical company focused on the development of oncology drug candidates, all of which are based on discoveries made at M.D. Anderson Cancer Center. Our clinical stage drugs are Annamycin, an anthracycline designed to avoid multidrug resistance mechanisms with little to no cardiotoxicity being studied for the treatment of relapsed or refractory acute myeloid leukemia, more commonly referred to as AML, and WP1066, an immuno-stimulating STAT3 inhibitor targeting brain tumors, pancreatic cancer and AML. We are also engaged in preclinical development of additional drug candidates, including additional STAT3 inhibitors and compounds targeting the metabolism of tumors.
For more information about the Company, please visit http://www.moleculin.com.
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