Cassava Sciences Stock Gains After Outlining Clinical Development Progress For Lead Alzheimer's Candidate

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  • Cassava Sciences Inc (NASDAQ: SAVA) has announced a mid-year update highlighting clinical development progress and providing guidance on upcoming data releases for simufilam and SavaDx.

  • Simufilam is Cassava's lead drug candidate to treat Alzheimer's disease; SavaDx is an investigational diagnostic candidate to detect Alzheimer's with a simple blood test.

  • In March 2020, Cassava Sciences initiated a long-term, open-label study to evaluate simufilam in patients with Alzheimer's disease.

  • The study is funded by a research grant award from the National Institutes of Health.

  • The Company plans to announce the results of an interim analysis on safety and cognition for the first 50 subjects to complete nine months of open-label drug treatment.

  • These cognition data will be presented at the 2021 Alzheimer's Association International Conference.

  • Cassava Sciences will also present biomarker data from the open-label study.

  • In May 2021, Cassava Sciences initiated a Cognition Maintenance Study (CMS). Patients who previously completed at least one year of open-label treatment with simufilam qualify to enroll in the CMS.

  • Cassava Sciences plans to initiate a Phase 3 program of simufilam in Alzheimer's disease in the second half of 2021.

  • The first Phase 3 study is designed to evaluate symptomatic improvement, and the second trial will determine disease-modifying effects of simufilam in Alzheimer's disease.

  • Price Action: SAVA shares are up 4.60% at $83.31 during the market trading session on the last check Monday.

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