Theralase’s® Lead Photodynamic Compound TLD-1433 Provides New Opportunities in Targeted Cancer Therapy
Theralase® Researchers Invited to Present at International Conference in Germany
Toronto, Ontario – September 4, 2018
Theralase Technologies Inc. (“Theralase” or the “Company”) (TSXV: TLT) (OTCQX: TLTFF), a clinical stage pharmaceutical company dedicated to the research and development of light activated Photo Dynamic Compounds (“PDCs”) and their associated drug formulations intended to safely and effectively destroy various cancers announced today that Theralase® researchers have been invited to present their latest research at the international conference, “Photodynamic Therapy and Photodiagnostics Update” to be held in Kochel am See (near Munich, Germany) on September 18 to 22, 2018.
The “Photodynamic Therapy and Photodiagnostics Update” conference is a highly regarded event in the field of Photo Dynamic Therapy (“PDT”) bringing together researchers and clinicians working in all fields of PDT and Photo Diagnosis (“PD”) to foster scientific development of this technology in the fields of biology and medicine.
Arkady Mandel, MD, PhD, DSc., Interim Chief Executive Officer and Chief Scientific Officer, Theralase® said:
“The latest Theralase® sponsored research to be presented titled, “Monitoring of cell metabolism during PDT” authored by Svietlana Kalinina, Lothar Lilge, Arkady Mandel and Angelica Rueck, reveals that Theralase’s lead PDC, TLD-1433, is a highly efficient anti-cancer PDC that is able to detect and/or monitor the oxygenation level in cancerous tumours before and during PDT. This is important because by knowing the oxygen concentration in a hypoxic (low oxygen) cancerous tumour allows the Company the ability to optimize the PDT targeted cancer therapy in their destruction. Hypoxic tumours; include: urothelial carcinoma (bladder cancer) and glioblastoma (brain cancer).
Theralase® through its sponsored research agreements demonstrates its strong commitment to high level research aimed at optimizing the safety and efficacy of its PDCs. This research, collaborating with some of the leading world-renowned experts, will help to accelerate adoption of PDT for clinical applications. Currently, Theralase® is focused on commencing a multicenter Phase II, TLD-1433-PDT efficacy study in Non Muscle Invasive Bladder Cancer (‘’NMIBC”) in Canada, the US and internationally. The promising, six-month data from the Phase Ib clinical study for patients with carcinoma in-situ and/or high grade T1, NMIBC supports our strong belief that Theralase’s technology platform offers a new and advanced treatment option for NMIBC patients, who have exhausted all other available treatment options. TLD-1433 PDT represents a unique approach, using a targeted and patient specific drug and light delivery system.
I believe that Theralase’s anti-cancer PDT technology platform will provide patients who present with various cancers, who have failed to respond to the standard of care treatment, with new hope and a viable alternative therapy”.
About Theralase® Technologies Inc.
Theralase® is a clinical stage pharmaceutical company dedicated to the research and development of light activated Photo Dynamic Compounds (“PDCs”) and their associated drug formulations to safely and effectively destroy various cancers. The Company in its Cool Laser Division designs, manufactures and distributes patented and proprietary super-pulsed cool laser technology for the treatment of knee pain, and in off-label use, the treatment of numerous nerve, muscle and joint conditions.
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