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MediciNova Announces Abstract Regarding Results of a Clinical Trial of MN-166 (ibudilast) in Glioblastoma Accepted for Presentation at the 2024 American Society of Clinical Oncology Annual Meeting (2024 ASCO)

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LA JOLLA, Calif., April 02, 2024 (GLOBE NEWSWIRE) — MediciNova, Inc., a biopharmaceutical company traded on the NASDAQ Global Market (NASDAQ:MNOV) and the Standard Market of the Tokyo Stock Exchange (Code Number: 4875), today announced that an abstract regarding results of a clinical trial of MN-166 (ibudilast) in glioblastoma (GBM) has been selected for an oral presentation at the American Society of Clinical Oncology (2024 ASCO) Annual Meeting to be held May 31 – June 4, 2024 in Chicago. The oral presentation will be presented by one of the investigators of this clinical trial, Gilbert Youssef, M.D., Attending Physician at Harvard Medical School, Center for Neuro-Oncology at Dana-Farber Cancer Institute and Brigham and Women’s Hospital.

The presentation details are as follows:

Abstract Number: 2106

Title:  Phase 1b/2a study evaluating the combination of MN-166 (ibudilast) and temozolomide in patients with newly diagnosed and recurrent glioblastoma (GBM)

Session Title: Rapid Oral Abstract – Central Nervous System Tumors
Session Date: June 2, 2024
Session Time: 11:30 AM – 1:00 PM

About MN-166 (ibudilast)

MN-166 (ibudilast) is a small molecule compound that inhibits phosphodiesterase type-4 (PDE4) and inflammatory cytokines, including macrophage migration inhibitory factor (MIF). It is in late-stage clinical development for the treatment of neurodegenerative diseases such as ALS (amyotrophic lateral sclerosis), progressive MS (multiple sclerosis), and DCM (degenerative cervical myelopathy); and is also in development for glioblastoma, Long COVID, CIPN (chemotherapy-induced peripheral neuropathy), and substance use disorder. In addition, MN-166 (ibudilast) was evaluated in patients that are at risk for developing acute respiratory distress syndrome (ARDS).   

About MediciNova

MediciNova, Inc. is a clinical-stage biopharmaceutical company developing a broad late-stage pipeline of novel small molecule therapies for inflammatory, fibrotic, and neurodegenerative diseases. Based on two compounds, MN-166 (ibudilast) and MN-001 (tipelukast), with multiple mechanisms of action and strong safety profiles, MediciNova has 11 programs in clinical development. MediciNova’s lead asset, MN-166 (ibudilast), is currently in Phase 3 for amyotrophic lateral sclerosis (ALS) and degenerative cervical myelopathy (DCM) and is Phase 3-ready for progressive multiple sclerosis (MS). MN-166 (ibudilast) is also being evaluated in Phase 2 trials in Long…

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