Applied Therapeutics to Present Data on AT-007 for Treatment of Galactosemia at the Galactosemia Foundation 2020 Virtual Conference

July 17, 2020 at 7:00 AM EDT

NEW YORK, July 17, 2020 (GLOBE NEWSWIRE) -- Applied Therapeutics, Inc. (Nasdaq: APLT), a clinical-stage biopharmaceutical company developing a pipeline of novel drug candidates against validated molecular targets in indications of high unmet medical need, announced presentations covering the AT-007 Galactosemia development program at the Galactosemia Foundation 2020 Virtual Conference, July 17-19. The Galactosemia Foundation Conference is a unique platform that brings together patients and families with Galactosemia alongside researchers and physicians.

“We are excited to share our development progress with the Galactosemia community,” said Shoshana Shendelman, PhD, Founder and CEO of Applied Therapeutics. “Our long-term partnership with the Galactosemia Foundation, families and physicians is essential to bringing treatment to patients.”

Oral Presentation Details

Title: AT-007: Development of an Oral Treatment for Patients with Galactosemia
Presenter: Shoshana Shendelman, PhD, Chief Executive Officer of Applied Therapeutics
Time: Saturday, July 18 10:00 – 11:00 a.m. ET

Title: ACTION-Galactosemia: Clinical Experience with Adult Galactosemia Patients and Path Forward
Presenter: Riccardo Perfetti, M.D., Ph.D., Chief Medical Officer of Applied Therapeutics
Time: Saturday, July 18 4:15 – 5:00 p.m. ET

Title: ACTION-Galactosemia Kids: Pediatric Study of AT-007 in Children with Galactosemia
Presenter: Shoshana Shendelman, PhD, Chief Executive Officer of Applied Therapeutics
Time: Saturday, July 18 5:30 – 6:15 p.m. ET

Slides will be available on the presentations and publications section of the Applied Therapeutics website following the conference.

About Applied Therapeutics, Inc.

Applied Therapeutics is a clinical-stage biopharmaceutical company developing a pipeline of novel drug candidates against validated molecular targets in indications of high unmet medical need. The Company’s lead drug candidate, AT-007, is a novel central nervous system penetrant aldose reductase inhibitor (ARI) for the treatment of Galactosemia, a rare pediatric metabolic disease. The Company initiated a pivotal Phase 1/2 clinical trial in June 2019, read out positive top-line biomarker data in adult Galactosemia patients in January 2020 and announced full data from the trial in April 2020. A pediatric Galactosemia study commenced in June 2020 and is currently ongoing. The Company is also developing AT-001, a novel potent ARI that is being developed for the treatment of Diabetic Cardiomyopathy, or DbCM, a fatal fibrosis of the heart. The Company initiated a Phase 3 registrational study in DbCM in September 2019. The preclinical pipeline also includes AT-003, an ARI designed to cross through the back of the eye when dosed orally, for the treatment of diabetic retinopathy, as well as novel dual PI3k inhibitors in preclinical development for orphan oncology indications.

About AT-007

AT-007 is a central nervous system (CNS) penetrant Aldose Reductase inhibitor (ARI) in clinical development for treatment of Galactosemia. AT-007 has been studied in an animal model of Galactosemia, which demonstrated that AT-007 reduces toxic galactitol levels and prevents disease complications. Applied Therapeutics is conducting a biomarker based development program in patients with Galactosemia, based on the recently released industry guidance on drug development for low prevalence, slowly progressing rare metabolic diseases. The company received Orphan Designation for AT-007 for Galactosemia in May 2019 and Pediatric Rare Disease Voucher (PRV) designation in 2020.

Forward-looking Statements

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Contacts

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