BOSTON, July 28, 2020 (GLOBE NEWSWIRE) -- resTORbio resTORbio, Inc. (Nasdaq: TORC) today announced the award from the National Institute on Aging to fund a randomized, double-blind, placebo-controlled pilot study of RTB101, an investigational orally-administered potent small molecule inhibitor of target of rapamycin complex 1 (TORC1), as compared to placebo for COVID-19 post-exposure prophylaxis in older adults. The study is supported by additional data observed in resTORbio’s Phase 2b and Phase 3 clinical trials, which suggest the potential of RTB101 to reduce the severity of laboratory-confirmed coronavirus infections as previously announced.
Funding of a randomized, double-blind, placebo-controlled pilot clinical study of RTB101 prophylaxis to reduce the severity of COVID-19
The new clinical study is a randomized, double-blind, placebo-controlled study to obtain preliminary data on the feasibility of studying RTB101 as compared to placebo for COVID-19 post-exposure prophylaxis in adults age 65 years and older. The purpose of the clinical trial is to inform the design of a potential subsequent pivotal trial in this indication. The trial will enroll adults age 65 years and older who are asymptomatic but have SARS-CoV-2 detected on a surveillance nasopharyngeal swab or have a household member with laboratory-confirmed COVID-19. Approximately 60 subjects are expected to enroll in the study. Subjects will be randomized 1:1 to RTB101 10 mg once daily or matching placebo once daily.
The study will be conducted in collaboration with Investigators at Harvard Medical School/Hebrew Senior Life and University of Connecticut Health Center.
RTB101 is an oral, selective, and potent TORC1 inhibitor product candidate that inhibits the phosphorylation of multiple targets downstream of TORC1. Inhibition of TORC1 has been observed to extend lifespan and healthspan in aging preclinical species and to improve the function of aging organ systems, including the immune system and central nervous system, suggesting potential benefits in several aging-related diseases.
resTORbio, Inc. is a clinical-stage biopharmaceutical company developing innovative medicines that target the biology of aging to treat aging-related diseases. resTORbio’s lead program selectively inhibits TORC1, an evolutionarily conserved pathway that contributes to the decline in function of aging organ systems. Learn more about resTORbio, Inc. at www.resTORbio.com.
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