Virios Therapeutics CEO Highlights Novel Therapeutic Approach for Treating Fibromyalgia and Irritable Bowel Syndrome in Stock News Now Video Interview
Data from Ongoing Phase 2b Fibromyalgia Trial Projected for Mid-2022
ATLANTA--(BUSINESS WIRE)--$VIRI #Biotech--Virios Therapeutics, Inc. (Nasdaq: VIRI), a clinical-stage biotechnology company focused on advancing novel antiviral therapies to treat debilitating chronic diseases, announced today that Chairman and CEO, Greg Duncan, highlighted the Company’s novel combination antiviral development approach, its ongoing Phase 2b trial Fibromyalgia trial and plans for expanded pipeline programs in irritable bowel syndrome (IBS) and fatigue related disorders during a video interview with Stock News Now, a microcap financial news portal that features news and insights from the microcap and emerging growth financial community.
The archived replay of the interview may be accessed on the Virios Therapeutics website under the Investors section: Events and Presentations.
About Virios Therapeutics
Virios Therapeutics (Nasdaq: VIRI) is a clinical-stage biotechnology company focused on advancing novel antiviral therapies to treat debilitating chronic diseases, such as fibromyalgia (“FM”). Immune responses related to the activation of tissue resident Herpes Simplex Virus-1 (“HSV-1”) have been postulated as a potential root cause triggering and/or sustaining chronic illnesses such as FM, irritable bowel syndrome (“IBS”), chronic fatigue syndrome and other functional somatic syndromes, all of which are characterized by waxing and waning symptoms with no obvious etiology. Our lead development candidate (“IMC-1”) is a novel, proprietary, fixed dose combination of famciclovir and celecoxib designed to synergistically suppress HSV-1 replication, with the end goal of reducing virally promoted disease symptoms.
Evidence of IMC-1’s efficacy on a broad spectrum of FM outcome measures was previously demonstrated in a Phase 2a clinical trial. These trial results are suggestive that IMC-1 may represent a new and novel treatment for fibromyalgia. IMC-1 has been granted fast track designation by the FDA and is currently being tested in a multi-center, randomized, double-blind, placebo-controlled Phase 2b trial (“FORTRESS”) designed to set the stage for registrational studies. The company is led by an executive team highly experienced in the successful development and commercialization of novel therapies. For more information, please visit www.virios.com.
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