January 17, 2017

Bird Rock Bio Receives Approval to Start First in Human Clinical Trial for Namacizumab, Enters Into Agreement with GE Healthcare for Process Development and Scale-up to Provide Clinical Phase 2 cGMP Material

and enters into a Collaboration and Option Agreement with Janssen Pharmaceuticals, Inc.

Bird Rock Bio, Inc., a clinical stage biopharmaceutical company, announced today that it has received approval for the initiation of a two-part Phase 1 clinical trial for namacizumab, a novel therapeutic antibody to the cannabinoid 1 receptor (CB1). In addition, Bird Rock Bio has entered into an agreement with GE Healthcare for process development, formulation, and manufacture of namacizumab in preparation for Phase 2 studies. Furthermore, the Phase 1 trial, process development, and Phase 2 preparation will be funded under a collaboration and option agreement with Janssen Pharmaceuticals, Inc.
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