PolyMedix Inc. Receives Grant From National Cancer Institute to Study Brilacidin for Oral Mucositis

Published: Sep 19, 2012

RADNOR, Pa., Sept. 19, 2012 (GLOBE NEWSWIRE) -- PolyMedix, Inc. (OTCBB:PYMX), a biotechnology company focused on developing innovative antimicrobial compounds intended to treat a wide range of infectious diseases and other conditions, today announced that it has received a Phase I grant from the National Cancer Institute Division of the National Institutes of Health (NIH) to further explore the profile and properties of its defensin-mimetic compound, brilacidin, in treating oral mucositis. In earlier studies reported at the 2012 American Society of Clinical Oncology (ASCO) annual meeting, brilacidin reduced the occurrence of severe ulcerative oral mucositis in animal models by more than 94% compared to placebo.

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