MALVERN, Pa., April 24, 2023 (GLOBE NEWSWIRE) -- Baudax Bio, Inc. (Nasdaq:BXRX) (the “Company”), a pharmaceutical company focused on innovative products for hospital and related settings, today announced the Company is hosting a virtual key opinion leader event Innovation in Anesthesia: BX1000 for Neuromuscular Blockade (NMB) featuring Dr. Todd M. Bertoch, Chief Executive Officer of JBR Clinical Research, and Dr. Harold S. Minkowitz, Associate Director for Clinical Research at The University of Texas MD Anderson Cancer Center Department of Anesthesiology and Perioperative Medicine, to discuss results from its Phase 2 trial of BX1000 for neuromuscular blockade (NMB) in patients undergoing elective surgery.
The BX1000 Phase 2 surgery trial is a randomized, double-blind, active-controlled clinical trial comparing three different doses of BX1000 to a standard dose of 0.6mg/kg rocuronium in a planned trial of 80 adult patients undergoing elective surgery utilizing total intravenous anesthesia. A live question and answer session will follow the formal presentations.
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Todd M Bertoch, MD, is a diplomate of the American Board of Anesthesiology. He received a Doctor of Medicine degree from the Uniformed Services University of the Health Sciences in Bethesda, Maryland and completed an internship in Internal Medicine and Anesthesiology residency at Wilford Hall Medical Center in San Antonio, Texas. Dr. Bertoch served as an anesthesiologist in the United States Air Force until 2006 where he gained extensive experience in both trauma care and pain management. Since joining JBR Clinical research in 2017, he has served as Principal Investigator for over 100 clinical trials, defended development programs for sponsors before the FDA, been invited to present study results on behalf of clients at professional meetings, designed and authored numerous clinical trial protocols, and has helped author several industry-related articles and white papers.
Harold S Minkowitz, MD, is President of Analgesics, Perioperative & Hospital Based Research at Evolution Research Group and Associate Director for Clinical Research at The University of Texas MD Anderson Cancer Center Department of Anesthesiology and Perioperative Medicine.
Dr. Minkowitz completed his medical training at the University of the Witwatersrand, in Johannesburg. After receiving his Fellowship in the Faculty of Anesthesiologists in South Africa, he relocated to the Texas Medical Center in Houston.
About Baudax Bio’s Neuromuscular Blocking Agents (NMBs)
Baudax Bio holds exclusive global rights to two novel NMBs, BX1000, an intermediate duration, clinical stage blocking agent, and BX2000, an ultra-short duration, clinical stage blocking agent, as well as a proprietary chemical reversal agent, BX3000, undergoing nonclinical studies intended to support an IND filing in 2023. BX3000 is a specific reversal agent that may rapidly reverse BX1000 and BX2000. All three agents are licensed from Cornell University. We believe these agents will allow for a very rapid induction of neuromuscular blockade for surgical settings, a predictable offset of blockade after administration, enhanced by rapid reversal of the neuromuscular blockade when BX3000 is used with the NMB agent. These novel agents have the potential to meaningfully reduce the time to onset of blocking and of reversal of blockade, reducing overall time in operating rooms or post-acute care settings, resulting in potential clinical and cost advantages, as well as time-related valuable cost savings for hospitals and ambulatory surgical centers.
About Baudax Bio
Baudax Bio is a pharmaceutical company focused on innovative products for hospital and related settings. The Company has a pipeline of innovative pharmaceutical assets including two clinical-stage, novel neuromuscular blocking (NMBs) agents, one undergoing a Phase II clinical trial and an additional unique NMB undergoing a dose escalation Phase I clinical trial, as well as a proprietary chemical reversal agent specific to these NMBs, which is currently undergoing nonclinical and manufacturing studies to prepare for an expected IND filing in the summer of 2023. For more information, please visit www.baudaxbio.com.
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