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Molecular Partners Provides Update on Ensovibep Following Novartis Quarterly Earnings Call

April 26, 2022

ZURICH-SCHLIEREN, Switzerland & CONCORD, Mass., April 26, 2022 (GLOBE NEWSWIRE) -- Ad hoc announcement pursuant to Art. 53 LR: Molecular Partners AG (SIX: MOLN; NASDAQ: MOLN), a clinical-stage biotech company developing a new class of custom-built protein drugs known as DARPin therapeutics, is providing an update following comments provided by Novartis during its quarterly earnings call today. In the call, Novartis’ CEO, Vas Narasimhan stated that Emergency Use Application (EUA) for ensovibep, which is filed and in review with the U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA), may require additional clinical data to be authorized.

Vas Narasimhan also noted the current omicron wave of SARS-Cov-2, and the lower incidents of hospitalization associated with it, has made clinical investigations challenging to execute in this evolving environment. Novartis is engaging with the FDA to align on a potential Phase 3 study design that could provide the additional data the agency is seeking for the EUA or full regulatory approval.

About Molecular Partners AG 
Molecular Partners AG is a clinical-stage biotech company developing DARPin therapeutics, a new class of custom-built protein drugs designed to address challenges current modalities cannot. The Company has formed partnerships with leading pharmaceutical companies to advance DARPin therapeutics in the areas of infectious disease, oncology, and ophthalmology, and has compounds in various stages of clinical and preclinical development across multiple therapeutic areas.; Find us on Twitter - @MolecularPrtnrs 

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