9 Meters Biopharma Hosting Research and Development Day

Will Provide Overview of Clinical Pipeline of Gastrointestinal Therapies in Short Bowel Syndrome and Celiac Disease

Wednesday, May 13th @ 1 pm Eastern Time

RALEIGH, NC / ACCESSWIRE / May 5, 2020 / 9 Meters Biopharma (NASDAQ:NMTR), a clinical-stage gastroenterology company focused on specialty, rare, and orphan diseases, today announced that it will host a research and development day webinar on its clinical pipeline of gastrointestinal therapies in short bowel syndrome and celiac disease on Wednesday, May 13, 2020 at 1 pm Eastern Time.

The call will feature a presentation by Key Opinion Leaders (KOLs) Mark Pimentel, MD, FRCPC, from MAST Program, Cedars-Sinai, and Benjamin Lebwohl, MD, MS, from Columbia University Medical Center, who will discuss the unmet medical needs in treating patients with short bowel syndrome (SBS) and celiac disease (CeD), current standards of care and the 9 Meters’ approach. Drs. Pimentel and Lebwohl will be available to answer questions at the conclusion of the event.

The 9 Meters management team will discuss their two co-lead programs including, NM-002, a long-acting glucagon-like peptide 1 agonist about to begin a Phase 1b/2a clinical trial assessing safety, tolerability and preliminary efficacy in SBS. Further, the company will present an update on larazotide acetate, a gut-restricted, tight-junction regulator in a Phase 3 trial for the treatment of CeD with Fast Track designation by the FDA.

Wednesday, May 13th @ 1pm Eastern Time

Domestic: 877-407-9716

International: 201-493-6779

Conference ID: 13702422

Webcast: https://viavid.webcasts.com/starthere.jsp?ei=1306438&tp_key=09816b6dc7

Dr. Pimentel is currently the head of the Pimentel Laboratory and executive director of the Medically Associated Science and Technology (MAST) Program at Cedars-Sinai. This program focuses on the development of drugs, diagnostic tests and devices related to conditions of the microbiome. The Pimentel Lab researches irritable bowel syndrome (IBS), one of the most prevalent gastrointestinal (GI) conditions effecting about 10 percent of the population worldwide and about 10 to 15 percent of people in the U.S. In the past, there was no definitive test to diagnose IBS. For a time, IBS was thought to be a psychological disease; however, the Pimentel Lab discovered a blood test to provide a definitive diagnosis showing that IBS is an organic disease. Having a definitive diagnosis for IBS paved the way for additional research in the Pimentel Lab to treat the condition.

Dr. Lebwohl is a graduate of Harvard College, where he majored in music. He received his MD from Columbia College of Physicians and Surgeons in 2003, and then completed his internship, residency, and chief residency in internal medicine at Columbia. He stayed at Columbia as a fellow in Digestive and Liver Disease, during which time he obtained a Masters in Patient Oriented Research from the Department of Biostatistics at the Mailman School of Public Health. He was a post-doctoral fellow in a National Cancer Institute-funded Training Program in Cancer-Related Population Sciences under the mentorship of Alfred Neugut. He joined the faculty of the Celiac Disease Center at Columbia University in 2010. Dr. Lebwohl is the Louis and Gloria Flanzer Scholar at Columbia University Medical Center. He is the recipient of a Young Investigator Research Grant from the Celiac Disease Foundation (2019-2021). He is an associated scholar at the Karolinska Institute in Stockholm, Sweden, where he performs population-based research in celiac disease in the Department of Medical Epidemiology and Biostatistics. He currently serves as a member of the Gastrointestinal Drugs Advisory Committee of the United States Food and Drug Administration. He is heavily involved in medical education and lectures regularly to trainees on topics including celiac disease, clinical decision making, quality improvement, pseudoscience, diarrhea, the Beethoven string quartets, and colorectal cancer screening.

About 9 Meters Biopharma

9 Meters Biopharma, Inc. is a rare, orphan and unmet needs focused GI company. The Company is advancing NM-002, a proprietary long-acting GLP-1 agonist into Phase 2 trial for Short Bowel Syndrome (SBS), a rare, orphan disease, as well as larazotide, a Phase 3 tight junction regulator being evaluated for patient-reported symptom improvement in non-responsive celiac disease.
For more information, please visit www.9meters.com.

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Corporate contact

Edward J. Sitar
Chief Financial Officer
9 Meters BioPharma, Inc.

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LifeSci Communications, LLC

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LifeSci Advisors, LLC

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