Tuesday, March 23rd @ 11am Eastern Time
RALEIGH, NC / ACCESSWIRE / March 15, 2021 / 9 Meters Biopharma (NASDAQ:NMTR), a clinical-stage rare and unmet needs-focused gastroenterology company, today announced that it will host a key opinion leader (KOL) webinar on short bowel syndrome (SBS) and provide an update on the NM-002 (proprietary GLP-1 agonist) development program on Tuesday, March 23, 2021 at 11am Eastern Time.
The webinar will feature presentations by KOLs Carol Rees Parrish, M.S., R.D.N., University of Virginia Health, and 9 Meter’s management who will discuss the current development status of NM-002. Additional topics will include the following:
- Short Bowel Syndrome Overview
- Clinical Impact of Chronic Diarrhea in SBS
- Potential Paradigm Shift to treatment with GLP-1
- Phase 1b/2a Results Recap
- Clinical & Regulatory Path Forward
NM-002 is a long-acting injectable GLP-1 receptor agonist that utilizes the proprietary XTEN® technology to extend circulating half-life. This is designed specifically to slow digestive transit time in SBS patients by reducing upper GI motility and improving the chronic diarrhea frequently associated with a shortened intestine. 9 Meters previously announced positive topline Phase 1b/2a data in adult patients suffering from SBS in December and is now moving into subsequent trials to develop the compound for this high unmet need.
Carol Rees Parrish, M.S., R.D.N. has 30 years of clinical experience, the past 20 years of which have been spent specializing in nutrition support and GI disorders at the University of Virginia Health, Digestive Health Center of Excellence. Carol founded the Medicine Nutrition Support Service in 1991, began the home nutrition support program at the University of Virginia Health Home Health Company, developed the GI Nutrition Clinic, originated the Celiac Support Group, and is the co-founder of both nutrition support traineeship programs. She has been the nutrition series editor for the popular Practical Gastroenterology Journal’s Nutrition Series since 2003.
Previously, she was a clinical nutritionist at Fairfax Hospital from 1981-1990 and a nutrition counselor at multiple practices from 1984-1990. Ms. Parrish received her Bachelor of Science from the University of California, Davis, and a Master of Science from Rosalind Franklin University of Medicine and Science. She completed her general internship at Milwaukee County Medical Complex.
In addition to being a member of many professional affiliations, Ms. Parrish has written multiple abstracts, chapters, and publications.
About 9 Meters Biopharma
9 Meters Biopharma, Inc. (“the Company”) is a rare and unmet needs-focused gastroenterology company. The Company is advancing NM-002, a proprietary long-acting GLP-1 agonist into a 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.
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