NEW YORK, May 04, 2017 (GLOBE NEWSWIRE) -- Intra-Cellular Therapies, Inc. (NASDAQ:ITCI), a biopharmaceutical company focused on the development of therapeutics for central nervous system (CNS) disorders, today announced two presentations on its novel investigational agent lumateperone at the 19th Annual Conference of the International Society for Bipolar Disorders (ISBD) being held in Washington, DC, May 4-7, 2017.
An oral presentation (RC 04), titled "The Clinical Development of Lumateperone (ITI-007) for the Treatment of Bipolar Depression: Scientific Rationale and Clinical Design," will be presented Friday, May 5, 2017 at 9:15 am ET during the Rapid Communication Session-Clinical.
A poster presentation (POSII-19), titled "Activation of NMDA and AMPA Receptors by Lumateperone (ITI-007): Implications for Antidepressant Activity," occurs on Saturday, May 6, 2017, 8:00 am — 7:00 pm ET during Poster Session II.
The oral presentation provides an overview of both clinical and preclinical data which form the scientific basis for the ongoing phase 3 clinical investigation of lumateperone as a treatment for bipolar depression. The poster presentation provides greater detail on new preclinical findings which further support and may predict rapid antidepressant activity of lumateperone.
About Intra-Cellular Therapies
Intra-Cellular Therapies is developing novel drugs for the treatment of neuropsychiatric and neurodegenerative diseases and diseases of the elderly, including Parkinson's and Alzheimer's disease. The Company is developing its lead drug candidate, lumateperone (also known as ITI-007), for the treatment of schizophrenia, bipolar disorder, behavioral disturbances in patients with dementia, including Alzheimer's disease, depression and other neuropsychiatric and neurological disorders. Lumateperone, a first-in-class molecule, is in Phase 3 clinical development for the treatment of schizophrenia, bipolar depression and agitation associated with dementia, including Alzheimer's disease. The Company is also utilizing its phosphodiesterase platform and other proprietary chemistry platforms to develop drugs for the treatment of CNS and other disorders.
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