Akari Therapeutics Presents New Preclinical Data Highlighting Potential of Long-Acting PASylated Nomacopan to Treat Retinal Diseases, Including Age-Related Macular Degeneration (AMD) and Uveitis

NEW YORK and LONDON, Feb. 25, 2021 (GLOBE NEWSWIRE) — Akari Therapeutics, Plc (Nasdaq: AKTX), a late-stage biopharmaceutical company focused on innovative therapeutics to treat orphan autoimmune and inflammatory diseases where complement (C5) and/or leukotriene (LTB4) systems are implicated, announced today the publication of new data in the journal CELLS. The paper, entitled “Immune-Mediated Retinal Vasculitis in Posterior Uveitis and Experimental Models: The Leukotriene (LT)B4-VEGF Axis,” highlights the importance of the LTB4-VEGF axis in the development of sight-threatening retinal inflammation. In a non-infectious allergic uveitis animal model, PAS-nomacopan reduced VEGF by more than 50% compared to saline control, equivalent to the inhibition caused by an anti-VEGF antibody. In addition, PAS-nomacopan was significantly more effective in reducing retinal inflammation than the anti-VEGF antibody.

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DNX Biopharmaceuticals Announces Collaboration With Lung Cancer Initiative at Johnson & Johnson

San Diego, California–(Newsfile Corp. – February 18, 2020) – DNX Biopharmaceuticals, a biopharmaceutical company developing long-acting therapeutic proteins for the treatment of patients with life-long diseases and a resident of Johnson & Johnson Innovation – JLABS, Shanghai, announced today that it has entered into a strategic collaboration with the Lung Cancer Initiative at Johnson & Johnson*. Under terms of the agreement, the Lung Cancer Initiative has taken an exclusive license to research, develop and commercialize novel molecules from within the DNX portfolio. Financial terms of the collaboration were not disclosed.

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Akari Therapeutics Announces Preclinical Ophthalmic Data Showing Nomacopan Reduces Both Vascular Endothelial Growth Factor (VEGF) and Retinal Inflammation Supporting Nomacopan as a Potential Treatment Option for Back-of-the-Eye Diseases

NEW YORK and LONDON, Jan. 27, 2020 (GLOBE NEWSWIRE) — Akari Therapeutics, Plc (Nasdaq: AKTX), a biopharmaceutical company focused on innovative therapeutics to treat autoimmune and inflammatory diseases where the complement and/or leukotriene systems are implicated, announces new preclinical data indicating that nomacopan significantly reduced both retinal inflammation and intraocular VEGF.

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Akari Therapeutics Announces Expanded Ophthalmology Program Based on Positive Emerging Data on LTB4-C5 Dual Action in Surface and Back of the Eye Diseases

NEW YORK and LONDON, April 26, 2019 (GLOBE NEWSWIRE) — Akari Therapeutics, Plc (Nasdaq: AKTX), a biopharmaceutical company focused on innovative therapeutics to treat orphan autoimmune and inflammatory diseases where the complement and/or leukotriene systems are implicated, announced encouraging new data in both the surface and the back of the eye.

“This positive initial data from our ophthalmology program supports the potential efficacy of LTB4 and C5 inhibition in eye surface and back-of-the-eye diseases. Nomacopan as a dual action inhibitor of LTB4 and C5 has the potential to be a novel eye therapy in multiple ophthalmic indications,” said Clive Richardson, Interim Chief Executive Officer of Akari Therapeutics. “Akari intends to continue development of nomacopan and long acting nomacopan variants using both topical and intravitreal administration.”

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