Icagen, Inc. Announces Filing of Ind for ICA-105665, a Novel Compound for the Treatment of Epilepsy
RESEARCH TRIANGLE PARK, N.C.--(BUSINESS WIRE)--Icagen, Inc. (NASDAQ: ICGN) today announced that it has filed an Investigational New Drug application, or IND, with the U.S. Food and Drug Administration for ICA-105665, a novel small molecule compound for the treatment of epilepsy. ICA-105665 is an activator of subtypes of KCNQ ion channels, which are attractive targets for the treatment of epilepsy based on their function and genetic linkage to a seizure disorder. In preclinical studies ICA-105665 was active in animal models predictive of efficacy for the treatment of partial seizures, generalized seizures and treatment-resistant seizures. In addition, ICA-105665 has also been shown to have activity in models of neuropathic and inflammatory pain.