Seneca Biopharma, Inc. Announces Completion of Phase II Clinical Study in China for the Treatment of Ischemic Stroke
GERMANTOWN, Md., Sept. 10, 2020 /PRNewswire/ -- Seneca Biopharma, Inc. (Nasdaq: SNCA), a biopharmaceutical company focused on developing novel treatments for diseases of high unmet medical need, today announced that the last subject completed their final follow-up assessment in the Company's non-GCP Phase II study in Beijing, China evaluating NSI-566 for the treatment of chronic ischemic stroke. With this milestone achieved, the company remains on schedule to release top line data for the study during the fourth quarter of 2020.
About Seneca Biopharma, Inc.
Seneca Biopharma, Inc., is a clinical-stage biopharmaceutical company developing novel treatments for diseases of high unmet medical need. The Company is in the process of transforming the organization through the acquisition or in-licensing of new science and technologies, to develop with the goal of providing meaningful therapies for patients.
About Ischemic Stroke
Ischemic stroke, the most common type of stroke, occurs as a result of an obstruction within a blood vessel supplying blood to the brain. Approximately 15 million people worldwide suffer stroke each year, of which approximately 87% are ischemic strokes. Post-stroke motor deficits include paralysis in arms and legs and can be permanent. No interventional therapy exists for chronic stroke and treatment is focused on rehabilitation, but only a small fraction of survivors achieves complete functional recovery.
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