resTORbio Reports Second Quarter 2019 Financial Results and Corporate Update

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BOSTON, Aug. 14, 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 reported financial results for the second quarter ended June 30, 2019 and provided a corporate update.

“We believe our significant clinical progress year-to-date positions us well for the second half of 2019 and into 2020,” said Chen Schor, co-founder, president and CEO of resTORbio. “The interest from patients and investigators in our PROTECTOR 1 trial combined with the focused execution by our highly experienced team, enabled us to complete enrollment ahead of previously disclosed clinical timelines. We now expect topline data from this study by early first quarter of 2020. PROTECTOR 2 is planned to begin in the fourth quarter of this year, in conjunction with the cold and flu season in the northern hemisphere. We continue to move quickly to develop RTB101 as the first potential medicine to enhance immune function and thereby reduce the incidence of illness associated with respiratory tract infections. In parallel, our Phase 1b/2a trial of RTB101 in combination with sirolimus in Parkinson’s disease continues to enroll patients. Beyond our clinical efforts, we continue to generate data that we believe further support the mechanism of action of RTB101. We are also leveraging our deep understanding of aging biology and TORC1 to evaluate new potential product candidates.”

In July 2019, the company announced early completion of enrollment of 1,024 patients in PROTECTOR 1, its first Phase 3 trial of RTB101 in clinically symptomatic respiratory illness. Topline data from PROTECTOR 1 is now anticipated by early first quarter of 2020. PROTECTOR 2, the second Phase 3 trial, is planned to begin in the fourth quarter of 2019, with topline data expected in mid-2020.

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: the PROTECTOR Phase 3 program; the planned Phase 3 clinical trials in RTIs and/or development of RTB101, either alone or in combination with a rapalog, such as everolimus or sirolimus; the company’s ongoing Phase 1b/2a clinical trial of RTB101 in combination with sirolimus in Parkinson’s disease; uncertainties related to the results of the clinical trials predictive of future results in connection with future trials, including our Phase 3 clinical trials; the timing and outcome of the 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 subsequent filings with the Securities and Exchange Commission. In addition, any forward-looking statements are neither historical facts nor assurances of future performance. Instead, they represent our beliefs, expectations, assumptions and views only as of today and should not be relied upon as representing the company’s beliefs, expectations, assumptions and views as of any subsequent date. resTORbio explicitly disclaims any obligation to update any forward-looking statements. No representations or warranties (expressed or implied) are made about the accuracy of any such forward-looking statements.


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Globe Newswire: 12:31 GMT Wednesday 14th August 2019

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