Eloxx Pharmaceuticals Announces Funding Award from Cystic Fibrosis Foundation for Development of Ribosome Modulating Agents

May 27, 2021

Leverages TURBO-ZM™ Synthetic Chemistry Platform for Designing Oral Macrolide-based Ribosome Modulating Agents (RMAs)

Complements ELX-02 program in Phase 2 Clinical Trials for the Treatment of Cystic Fibrosis

WALTHAM, Mass., May 27, 2021 (GLOBE NEWSWIRE) -- Eloxx Pharmaceuticals, Inc. (NASDAQ: ELOX), a leader in ribosomal RNA-targeted genetic therapies for rare diseases, today announced that the Company has received an award of up to $2.6M from the Cystic Fibrosis Foundation.This award will help to identify optimized oral RMAs for further development in the treatment of cystic fibrosis (CF) patients with nonsense mutations.

“We are honored to receive this funding from the Cystic Fibrosis Foundation in our ongoing commitment to identify and develop new treatments for CF. Their support of novel technologies enables critical research to advance and further evaluate the potential of the TURBO-ZM™ synthetic chemistry platform to develop a new class of therapies. We have tremendous confidence in the potential of RMAs designed with TURBO-ZM™ to treat rare genetic diseases,” said Sumit Aggarwal, President and Chief Executive Officer. “In preclinical models, novel RMAs have demonstrated the potential for significant readthrough and functional activity.”

Mr. Aggarwal continued, “In addition, the development of a Ribosome Modulating Agent for the treatment of CF with support from the Cystic Fibrosis Foundation complements our ongoing ELX-02 program, currently in Phase 2 clinical trials. Data from these Phase 2 trials is expected in the second half of this year.”

About Eloxx Pharmaceuticals

Eloxx Pharmaceuticals, Inc. is engaged in the science of ribosome modulation, leveraging both its innovative TURBO-ZM™ chemistry technology platform in an effort to develop novel Ribosome Modulating Agents (RMAs) and its library of Eukaryotic Ribosome Selective Glycosides (ERSGs). Eloxx’s lead investigational product candidate, ELX-02, is a small molecule drug candidate designed to restore production of full-length functional proteins. ELX-02 is in clinical development focusing on cystic fibrosis. ELX-02 is an investigational drug that has not been approved by any global regulatory body. Eloxx also has preclinical programs focused on select rare diseases including inherited diseases, cancer caused by nonsense mutations, kidney diseases, including autosomal dominant polycystic kidney disease, as well as rare ocular genetic disorders.

For more information, please visit www.eloxxpharma.com.

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