LEXINGTON, Mass.–(BUSINESS WIRE)–Dec. 17, 2018-- Concert Pharmaceuticals, Inc. (NASDAQ: CNCE) today announced that it has initiated its Phase 1 clinical program for CTP-692, which is being developed as a novel adjunctive treatment for schizophrenia, a devastating, chronic illness with significant unmet need. CTP-692 is a deuterated form of D-serine, an endogenous co-agonist of the N-methyl-D-aspartate (NMDA) receptor, which has been demonstrated to be important to mood, memory, and cognition. Concert’s Phase 1 program will include a crossover pharmacokinetic comparison of CTP-692 to D-serine and single- and multiple-ascending dose studies to assess the safety, tolerability and pharmacokinetic profile of CTP-692 in healthy volunteers. Initial Phase 1 data are expected in the first quarter of 2019.
CTP-692 will be developed as an adjunctive therapy administered in addition to standard antipsychotic medicines to improve both positive and negative symptoms as well as cognitive function in patients with schizophrenia.