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ReAlta Life Sciences Announces New Research Collaboration with the National Institute of Allergy and Infectious Diseases to Evaluate RLS-0071 as a Medical Countermeasure for Acute Radiation Syndrome

ReAlta Life Sciences, Inc. (“ReAlta” or the “Company”), a mid-stage clinical biotech company dedicated to saving lives by rebalancing the inflammatory response to address life-threatening diseases,  announces that the company will be utilizing the preclinical services program offered by the National Institute of Allergy and Infectious Diseases (NIAID) to evaluate RLS-0071 as a medical countermeasure for Acute Radiation Syndrome (ARS). Under a research collaboration, scientists at the Armed Forces Radiobiology Research Institute (AFRRI), working with support from the Radiation and Nuclear Countermeasures Program (RNCP) at NIAID, will evaluate the ability RLS-0071 to mitigate the gastrointestinal effects of ARS (GI-ARS) in a preclinical mouse model.

“We are very pleased to partner with NIAID and AFRRI to evaluate ReAlta’s lead drug candidate, RLS-0071, as a radiation countermeasure for GI-ARS,” says Dr. Ulrich Thienel, Chief Executive Officer of ReAlta. “Our collaboration may provide a much-needed therapy for radiation-induced tissue damage that is associated with high mortality.” Dr. Neel Krishna, Chief Scientific Officer at ReAlta adds that, “the anti-inflammatory, dual mechanism-of-action of RLS-0071 enables the rapid inhibition of both complement activation and neutrophil effectors that are key initiators of deadly inflammation in ARS.”

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