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MediciNova Announces Abstract Regarding Results of a Clinical Trial of MN-166 (ibudilast) in Glioblastoma Accepted for Presentation at the 2024 American Society of Clinical Oncology Annual Meeting (2024 ASCO)

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MediciNova, Inc. announced the selection of an abstract for an oral presentation at the 2024 ASCO Annual Meeting on the results of a clinical trial of MN-166 in glioblastoma. The presentation will be given by Dr. Gilbert Youssef, detailing a Phase 1b/2a study on the combination of MN-166 and temozolomide in patients with newly diagnosed and recurrent GBM.
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LA JOLLA, Calif., April 02, 2024 (GLOBE NEWSWIRE) -- MediciNova, Inc., a biopharmaceutical company traded on the NASDAQ Global Market (NASDAQ:MNOV) and the Standard Market of the Tokyo Stock Exchange (Code Number: 4875), today announced that an abstract regarding results of a clinical trial of MN-166 (ibudilast) in glioblastoma (GBM) has been selected for an oral presentation at the American Society of Clinical Oncology (2024 ASCO) Annual Meeting to be held May 31 – June 4, 2024 in Chicago. The oral presentation will be presented by one of the investigators of this clinical trial, Gilbert Youssef, M.D., Attending Physician at Harvard Medical School, Center for Neuro-Oncology at Dana-Farber Cancer Institute and Brigham and Women's Hospital.

The presentation details are as follows:

Abstract Number: 2106

Title:  Phase 1b/2a study evaluating the combination of MN-166 (ibudilast) and temozolomide in patients with newly diagnosed and recurrent glioblastoma (GBM)

Session Title: Rapid Oral Abstract – Central Nervous System Tumors
Session Date: June 2, 2024
Session Time: 11:30 AM – 1:00 PM

About MN-166 (ibudilast)

MN-166 (ibudilast) is a small molecule compound that inhibits phosphodiesterase type-4 (PDE4) and inflammatory cytokines, including macrophage migration inhibitory factor (MIF). It is in late-stage clinical development for the treatment of neurodegenerative diseases such as ALS (amyotrophic lateral sclerosis), progressive MS (multiple sclerosis), and DCM (degenerative cervical myelopathy); and is also in development for glioblastoma, Long COVID, CIPN (chemotherapy-induced peripheral neuropathy), and substance use disorder. In addition, MN-166 (ibudilast) was evaluated in patients that are at risk for developing acute respiratory distress syndrome (ARDS).   

About MediciNova

MediciNova, Inc. is a clinical-stage biopharmaceutical company developing a broad late-stage pipeline of novel small molecule therapies for inflammatory, fibrotic, and neurodegenerative diseases. Based on two compounds, MN-166 (ibudilast) and MN-001 (tipelukast), with multiple mechanisms of action and strong safety profiles, MediciNova has 11 programs in clinical development. MediciNova’s lead asset, MN-166 (ibudilast), is currently in Phase 3 for amyotrophic lateral sclerosis (ALS) and degenerative cervical myelopathy (DCM) and is Phase 3-ready for progressive multiple sclerosis (MS). MN-166 (ibudilast) is also being evaluated in Phase 2 trials in Long COVID and substance dependence. MN-001 (tipelukast) was evaluated in a Phase 2 trial in idiopathic pulmonary fibrosis (IPF) and a second Phase 2 trial in non-alcoholic fatty liver disease (NAFLD) is ongoing. MediciNova has a strong track record of securing investigator-sponsored clinical trials funded through government grants.

Statements in this press release that are not historical in nature constitute forward-looking statements within the meaning of the safe harbor provisions of the Private Securities Litigation Reform Act of 1995. These forward-looking statements include, without limitation, statements regarding the future development and efficacy of MN-166, MN-001, MN-221, and MN-029. These forward-looking statements may be preceded by, followed by, or otherwise include the words "believes," "expects," "anticipates," "intends," "estimates," "projects," "can," "could," "may," "will," "would," “considering,” “planning” or similar expressions. These forward-looking statements involve a number of risks and uncertainties that may cause actual results or events to differ materially from those expressed or implied by such forward-looking statements. Factors that may cause actual results or events to differ materially from those expressed or implied by these forward-looking statements include, but are not limited to, risks of obtaining future partner or grant funding for development of MN-166, MN-001, MN-221, and MN-029 and risks of raising sufficient capital when needed to fund MediciNova's operations and contribution to clinical development, risks and uncertainties inherent in clinical trials, including the potential cost, expected timing and risks associated with clinical trials designed to meet FDA guidance and the viability of further development considering these factors, product development and commercialization risks, the uncertainty of whether the results of clinical trials will be predictive of results in later stages of product development, the risk of delays or failure to obtain or maintain regulatory approval, risks associated with the reliance on third parties to sponsor and fund clinical trials, risks regarding intellectual property rights in product candidates and the ability to defend and enforce such intellectual property rights, the risk of failure of the third parties upon whom MediciNova relies to conduct its clinical trials and manufacture its product candidates to perform as expected, the risk of increased cost and delays due to delays in the commencement, enrollment, completion or analysis of clinical trials or significant issues regarding the adequacy of clinical trial designs or the execution of clinical trials, and the timing of expected filings with the regulatory authorities, MediciNova's collaborations with third parties, the availability of funds to complete product development plans and MediciNova's ability to obtain third party funding for programs and raise sufficient capital when needed, and the other risks and uncertainties described in MediciNova's filings with the Securities and Exchange Commission, including its annual report on Form 10-K for the year ended December 31, 2023 and its subsequent periodic reports on Form 10-Q and current reports on Form 8-K. Undue reliance should not be placed on these forward-looking statements, which speak only as of the date hereof. MediciNova disclaims any intent or obligation to revise or update these forward-looking statements.

INVESTOR CONTACT:

Geoff O'Brien
Vice President
MediciNova, Inc.
info@medicinova.com


The abstract presentation is about the results of a clinical trial of MN-166 in glioblastoma.

Dr. Gilbert Youssef, an investigator of the clinical trial, will be presenting the oral presentation.

The title of the abstract presentation is 'Phase 1b/2a study evaluating the combination of MN-166 (ibudilast) and temozolomide in patients with newly diagnosed and recurrent glioblastoma (GBM)'

The session date is June 2, 2024, and the session time is 11:30 AM – 1:00 PM.
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