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November 15, 2023 6:53 PM

PaxMedica, Inc. Announces Third Quarter 2023 Financial Results and Business Update

Key Updates and Achievements

TARRYTOWN, NY, Nov 14, 2023 (Accesswire) — PaxMedica, Inc. (Nasdaq: PXMD), a biopharmaceutical company focused on advancing treatments for neurological disorders, announced today a comprehensive business update along with its financial results for the third quarter ended September 30, 2023.

Key Updates and Achievements

·       Successfully concluded a crucial FDA Type-B meeting, gathering vital guidance for the NDA submission of PAX-101. This milestone showcases significant progress in PaxMedica's developmental journey, potentially resulting in substantial time and cost savings.

·       Completed the final PAX-101 Phase III trials for Human African Trypanosomiasis (HAT), marking a significant milestone in our research and development efforts.

·       Strategically acquired suramin research assets from Rediscovery Life Sciences (RLS), a crucial step in expediting the New Drug Application (NDA) submission process for PAX-101.

·       Successfully completed commercial scale development plan for PAX-101.  On track for manufacturing API validation, drug product validation, and registration lots in Q1 2024.

Howard Weisman, Chief Executive Officer of PaxMedica, commented, “The accomplishments in the third quarter of 2023 represent significant progress in our journey towards a 2024 US FDA filing of an NDA for the treatment of HAT with PAX-101 (IV suramin). The favorable results from our retrospective HAT-301 study reinforce the substantial benefits of suramin in treating this life-threatening infection. With these milestones, PaxMedica is well-positioned to expand our research initiatives, including the exploration of PAX-101 for addressing the core symptoms of Autism Spectrum Disorder."

PaxMedica's financial report as of September 30, 2023, indicated $1.2 million in cash reserves with access to the remaining $14.4 million from the Company’s committed equity investment agreement, originally valued at up to $20 million with Lincoln Park Capital. The total count of common shares issued and outstanding as of September 30, 2023, including the effect of the recent 1-for17 reverse stock split, was 1,073,815.

For PaxMedica's comprehensive financial results for the three-month period ended September 30, 2023, please consult the Company's Quarterly Report on Form 10-Q filed with the Securities and Exchange Commission.

About PaxMedica

PaxMedica, Inc. is a forward-looking clinical-stage biopharmaceutical firm specializing in cutting-edge anti-purinergic drug therapies (APT) aimed at addressing a range of challenging neurologic disorders. Our comprehensive portfolio encompasses a spectrum of conditions, including neurodevelopmental disorders such as Autism Spectrum Disorder (ASD), as well as other critical areas within the neurology field. We are dedicated to the continuous development and evaluation of our pioneering program, PAX-101—an intravenous suramin formulation that lies at the heart of our efforts, particularly focused on innovative ASD treatment solutions. Our ongoing research initiatives not only prioritize the needs of ASD patients but also extend to exploring potential therapeutic applications for related conditions. To learn more about our transformative work, please visit

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Forward-Looking Statements

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