resTORbio Reports First Quarter 2019 Financial Results and Corporate Update

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BOSTON, May 15, 2019 (GLOBE NEWSWIRE) -- resTORbio, Inc. (Nasdaq: TORC), a clinical-stage biopharmaceutical company developing innovative medicines that target the biology of aging to prevent or treat aging-related diseases, today provided a corporate update and reported financial results for the first quarter ended March 31, 2019.

“Our recent clinical accomplishments represent significant progress towards our goal of developing novel therapies that target key aging pathways to treat a range of aging-related diseases,” said Chen Schor, Co-Founder, President and CEO of resTORbio. “The initiation of PROTECTOR 1 and our Phase 1b/2a trial in PD bring us closer to understanding how TORC1 inhibition may improve the function of several organ systems, including improving immune and neurologic function. Our successful follow-on offering provides us with the financial strength to rapidly enroll patients in these trials and prepare to initiate PROTECTOR 2 in the fourth quarter of this year, with the goal of advancing RTB101 toward a potential New Drug Application (NDA) submission. We also remain focused on progressing our discovery efforts to develop additional TORC1 inhibitors as well as clinical candidates targeting other aging pathways.”

In May 2019, resTORbio announced the initiation of PROTECTOR 1, its first Phase 3 clinical trial. The Company expects to initiate PROTECTOR 2, its second Phase 3 clinical trial, in the fourth quarter of 2019, with top-line data from both trials expected in mid-2020.

resTORbio, Inc. is a clinical-stage biopharmaceutical company developing innovative medicines that target the biology of aging to prevent or treat aging-related diseases. resTORbio’s lead program selectively inhibits TORC1, an evolutionarily conserved pathway that contributes to the decline in function of multiple organ systems, including the immune, cardiovascular and central nervous systems. Learn more about resTORbio, Inc. at .

This press release contains forward-looking statements within the meaning of the Private Securities Litigation Reform Act of 1995. Investors are cautioned that statements in this press release which are not strictly historical statements, including, without limitation, express or implied statements or guidance regarding our growth as a company and the anticipated contribution of our executives to our operations and progress, our ability to expand our drug discovery capabilities to develop additional TORC1 inhibitors, the timing and anticipated results from our Phase 3 PROTECTOR program for RTB101, the timing and anticipated results of Phase 1b/2a clinical trial of RTB101 in combination with sirolimus in Parkinson’s disease, our plans to develop RTB101 alone or in combination with rapalogs, including the therapeutic potential and clinical benefits thereof and the potential patient populations that may be addressed by our product candidates, our ongoing and future clinical trials for RTB101 the intended regulatory path for our product candidates and interactions with regulatory authorities, our ability to replicate results achieved in our clinical trials in any future trials, our expected use of the research grant from the National Institutes of Health and its potential contributions to our current and future clinical trials; our cash position and expected cash runway, our expectations regarding our uses of capital, expenses, future accumulated deficit and other first quarter 2019 financial results, and our ability to fund operations through 2020, constitute forward-looking statements identified by words like “believe,” “expect,” “may,” “will,” “should,” “seek,” “anticipate,” or “could” and similar expressions. 

Such forward-looking statements are subject to a number of risks and uncertainties that could cause actual results to differ materially from those anticipated, including, without limitation, risks associated with: our Phase 3 PROTECTOR program for RTB101, our Phase 1b/2a clinical trials of RTB101 either alone or in combination with a rapalog, such as everolimus or sirolimus; our ability to successfully demonstrate the efficacy and safety of our lead product candidate; the clinical results for our lead product candidate which may not support further development of additional indications; uncertainties related to the results of our clinical trials predictive of future results in connection with future trials; the timing and outcome of our planned interactions with regulatory authorities; and obtaining, maintaining and protecting our intellectual property; as well as those risks more fully discussed in the section entitled “Risk Factors” in the Annual Report on Form 10-K filed by resTORbio, Inc. with the Securities and Exchange Commission, as well as discussions of potential risks, uncertainties, and other important factors in our subsequent filings with the Securities and Exchange Commission. In addition, any forward-looking statements represent our views only as of today and should not be relied upon as representing its views as of any subsequent date. resTORbio explicitly disclaims any obligation to update any forward-looking statements.


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Globe Newswire: 13:00 GMT Wednesday 15th May 2019

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