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Biophytis Organises a Webcast with Key Opinion Leaders (KOL) On the Phase 2-3 Cova Study Results of Sarconeos (Bio101) In the Treatment of Pneumonia in Covid-19 Patients at Risk of Respiratory Failure

Thursday, 01 December 2022 02:30 AM


Following the positive post-hoc analysis of the phase 2-3 COVA clinical study strongly supporting therapeutic potential of Sarconeos (BIO101) in the treatment of pneumonia in COVID-19 patients at risk of repiratory failure, Biophytis management is inviting all of Biophytis' stakeholders to an online event with KOL.

PARIS, FRANCE / CAMBRIDGE, MA / ACCESSWIRE / December 1, 2022 / Biophytis SA (NasdaqCM:BPTS)(Euronext Growth Paris:ALBPS) (the "Company" or "Biophytis"), a clinical-stage biotechnology company focused on the development of therapeutics that slow the degenerative processes associated with aging, including severe respiratory failure in patients suffering from COVID-19, today invited all its shareholders to an online event where Key Opinion Leaders as well as Biophytis' management will present an update of COVID-19 pandemic, the results of the phase 2-3 COVA study and discuss next regulatory steps for marketing authorization of Sarconeos (BIO101) in patients hospitalized with COVID-19 at risk of respiratory failure and death.

The presentation will be held in presence of :

  • Dr Girish Balachandran Nair, MD - Associate Professor of Medicine in Respiratory and Critical Care, Beaumont Hospital, Royal Oak, MI, USA and Principal Investigator of the COVA study in the USA
  • Professor Suzana Lobo, MD - Hospital de Base Da Faculdade de Medicina de São José Do Rio Preto, São Paulo, Brazil and Investigator of the COVA study in Brazil

The webcast event will be held in English and followed by a Q&A session, on the 1st of December at 6 PM CET (12 AM ET).You can register at :

The study showed a reduction in the risk of early death or respiratory failure at day 28 of 45% in the Intent-To-Treat (ITT) population and 53% in the Per Protocol (PP) population as well as a reduction in the risk of death at day 90 of 43% in the ITT population and 70% in the PP population.

The regulatory development of Sarconeos (BIO101) targeting conditional and emergency use marketing authorisations will start in 2023.

About the COVA study

As a reminder, the COVA clinical study (identifier NCT04472728) is an international, multi-centre, double-blind, placebo-controlled, group-sequential and adaptive two-part study. It is a phase 2-3 study evaluating Sarconeos (BIO101) in patients aged 45 years and older, hospitalised with severe respiratory manifestations of COVID-19. Part 1 of the COVA study is an exploratory Phase 2 proof-of-concept study designed to provide preliminary data on the safety, tolerability and efficacy of Sarconeos (BIO101) in 50 hospitalised patients with severe respiratory failure in patients suffering from COVID-19. Part 2 of the COVA study is a randomised phase 3 study investigating the safety and efficacy of Sarconeos (BIO101) on respiratory function in patients. Due to the evolution of the pandemia, the company decided
in April 2022 to stop enrolment at 237 enrolled patients, below the originally planned number of 310.


Biophytis SA is a clinical-stage biotechnology company specialized in the development of therapeutics that are aimed at slowing the degenerative processes associated with aging and improving functional outcomes for patients suffering from age-related diseases, including severe respiratory failure in patients suffering from COVID-19. Sarconeos (BIO101), our leading drug candidate, is a small molecule, administered orally, planned to be developed as a treatment for sarcopenia in upcoming Phase 3 clinical trials in the United States, Brazil and Europe (SARA-31 and SARA-32). It has also been studied in a clinical two-part Phase 2-3 study (COVA) for the treatment of severe respiratory manifestations of COVID-19 in Europe, Latin America, and the US. A pediatric formulation of Sarconeos (BIO101) is being developed for thetreatment of Duchenne Muscular Dystrophy (DMD). The Company is based in Paris, France, and Cambridge, Massachusetts. The Company's ordinary shares are listed on Euronext Growth (Ticker: ALBPS -ISIN: FR0012816825) and ADSs (American Depositary Shares) are listed on Nasdaq Capital Market (Ticker BPTS - ISIN: US09076G1040). For more information visit


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Biophytis Contact for Investor Relations
Philippe Rousseau CFO
[email protected]

Media Contacts

Antoine Denry: [email protected] +33 6 18 07 83 27
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SOURCE: Biophytis

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