– Company announces strategic streamlining of Board to align with the current state of clinical development and corporate vision
– Advancement of PALI-2108 for the treatment of moderate-to-severe ulcerative colitis (UC) toward Phase 1 clinical study; first in human study on track to commence before year end
Carlsbad, CA, Feb. 13, 2024 — Palisade Bio, Inc. (Nasdaq: PALI) (“Palisade” or the “Company”), a biopharmaceutical company focused on developing novel therapeutics for serious chronic gastrointestinal (GI) diseases, today provided a corporate update and reiterated upcoming milestones.
- The formation of the Company’s Clinical Advisory Board and the appointments of preeminent Key Opinion Leaders, Bruce Sands, MD, MS and Floria Rieder, MD;
- The exercise of outstanding common stock warrants resulting in gross proceeds of $2.5 million;
- Presentation of positive preclinical data of lead asset, PALI-2108, at the 2024 Crohn’s & Colitis Congress; and
- Receipt of the second milestone payment to our joint development partner, Giiant Pharma, Inc., from the US Crohn’s and Colitis Foundation, through its Inflammatory Bowel Disease (IBD) Ventures program.
“We continue to make significant development progress with PALI-2108, our lead program. The program is providing us with a growing body of data that we find encouraging, including support for a precision medicine approach,” commented J.D. Finley, Chief Executive Officer of Palisade. “On the corporate front, we recently completed a strategic realignment of our Board of Directors by reducing its size from 8 to 4 which better positions us with companies in our peer group. Although smaller, we believe the reconstituted board better matches our stage of development while retaining ethnic and gender diversity. We are extremely grateful to each resigning Director for their contributions to Palisade over the years.”
As part of the Company’s ongoing efforts to streamline its operations and align its leadership with the Company’s current business initiatives, Directors Stephanie Diaz, Cristina Csimma, PharmD, MHP, Robert Trenschel, DO and James Neal, Chairman of the Board, resigned from the Company’s Board. Donald Williams has been appointed as the Company’s Chairman of the Board.
PALI-2108 Development Program
The Company continues to advance its lead program, PALI-2108, for the treatment of moderate-to-severe ulcerative colitis (UC) toward a Phase 1 clinical study. PALI-2108 is an orally administered, locally acting colon-specific phosphodiesterase-4B (PDE4B) inhibitor prodrug in development for patients affected by UC.
- Ongoing IND/CTA-enabling tox studies;
- Complete nonclinical IND/CTA-enabling activities by the end of the third quarter of 2024;
- Submit initial IND/CTA prior to the end of 2024; and
- Initiate Phase 1a/b before the end of 2024.
About Palisade Bio
Palisade Bio is a biopharmaceutical company focused on developing novel therapeutics for serious chronic gastrointestinal diseases. The Company believes that by using a targeted approach with its novel therapeutics it will transform the treatment landscape. For more information, please go to www.palisadebio.com.
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