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Gain Therapeutics Announces Acceptance of Late-Breaking Abstract for Poster Presentation at Federation of European Neuroscience Societies (FENS) Forum 2024

New data demonstrating improvement of cognitive performance after treatment with GT-02287 in preclinical model of GBA1 Parkinson’s disease

BETHESDA, Md., May 30, 2024 (GLOBE NEWSWIRE) -- Gain Therapeutics, Inc. (Nasdaq: GANX) (“Gain”, or the “Company”), a clinical-stage biotechnology company leading the discovery and development of the next generation of allosteric small molecule therapies, today announced that a late-breaking abstract with new data on GT-02287 has been accepted for presentation at FENS Forum 2024 being held June 25-29, 2024 in Vienna, Austria. The poster highlights improvements in cognitive performance in a preclinical model of GBA1 Parkinson’s disease. The FENS Forum is Europe’s largest neuroscience congress, covering all areas of neuroscience from basic to translational research.

Details of the poster presentation are as follows:

Title: GT-02287, a clinical-stage GCase enhancer, improves activities of daily living and cognitive performance in a preclinical model of GBA1 Parkinson’s disease
Presenter: Beatriz Calvo-Flores Guzman, Ph.D., Gain Therapeutics
Poster Session Number: 3
Poster Section Name: Late-Breaking Abstracts
Date and Time: Thursday, June 27, 2024, 11:30am
Register: Here

About FENS Forum

Founded in 1998 at the first Forum of European Neuroscience, the Federation of European Neuroscience Societies (FENS) is the main organization for neuroscience in Europe. FENS currently represents 40 national and single-discipline neuroscience societies across 31 European countries and more than 22,000 member scientists.

FENS promotes neuroscience research to policy makers, funding bodies and the general public, both regionally and internationally. FENS promotes excellence in neuroscience research and facilitates exchanges and networking between neuroscientists within the European Research Area and beyond.

About GT-02287

Gain Therapeutics’ lead drug candidate, GT-02287, is in clinical development for the treatment of GBA1 Parkinson’s disease (GBA1-PD). The orally administered, brain-penetrant small molecule is an allosteric protein modulator that restores the function of the lysosomal protein enzyme glucocerebrosidase (GCase) which becomes misfolded and impaired due to a GBA1 gene mutation, the most common genetic abnormality associated with PD. In preclinical models of PD, GT-02287 restored GCase enzymatic function, reduced aggregated α-synuclein, neuroinflammation and neuronal death, increased dopamine levels and improved motor function and cognitive performance. Additionally, GT-02287 significantly reduced plasma neurofilament light chain (NfL) levels, an emerging biomarker for neurodegeneration.

Gain’s lead program in Parkinson’s disease has been awarded funding support from The Michael J. Fox Foundation for Parkinson’s Research (MJFF) and The Silverstein Foundation for Parkinson’s with GBA, as well as from the Eurostars-2 joint program with co-funding from the European Union Horizon 2020 research and Innosuisse – Swiss Innovation Agency.

About Gain Therapeutics, Inc.

Gain Therapeutics, Inc. is a clinical-stage biotechnology company leading the discovery and development of next generation allosteric therapies. Gain’s lead drug candidate GT-02287 for the treatment of GBA1 Parkinson’s disease, is currently being evaluated in a Phase 1 clinical trial.

Leveraging AI-supported structural biology, proprietary algorithms, and supercomputer-powered physics-based models, the company’s Magellan™ drug discovery platform can identify novel allosteric binding sites on disease-implicated proteins, pinpointing pockets that cannot be found or drugged with current technologies. Magellan™ is the next generation of Gain’s original SEE-Tx® (Site-Directed Enzyme Enhancement Therapy) platform, which was enhanced and expanded with new AI and machine-learning tools and virtual screening capabilities to access the emerging on-demand compound libraries covering vast chemical spaces of over five trillion compounds.

Gain’s unique approach enables the discovery of novel, allosteric small molecule modulators that can restore or disrupt protein function. Deploying its highly advanced platform, Gain is accelerating drug discovery and unlocking novel disease-modifying treatments for untreatable or difficult-to-treat disorders including neurodegenerative diseases, rare genetic disorders and oncology. For more information, please visit GainTherapeutics.com and follow us on LinkedIn.

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