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Zhimeng Bio Starts US Trials for Novel Epilepsy Therapy

publication date: May 12, 2022

Shanghai Zhimeng Biopharma has dosed the first participant in a US Phase I study of its novel small-molecule KCNQ2/3 selective opener for refractory epilepsy. Epilepsy is an imbalance between neuronal excitation and inhibition, which is caused by dysfunction in ion channels, especially the potassium (K+) channels. Zhimeng’s CB03 is a new generation of KCNQ2/3 potassium channel opener with improved chemical and metabolic stability, antiepileptic activity and safety. Its highly selective ion channel targeting is designed to avoid the side effects of previous ion channel drugs. More details....

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