BELLUS Health is a biopharmaceutical development company advancing novel therapeutics for conditions with high unmet medical need.

Its pipeline of projects includes the Company’s lead drug candidate BLU-5937 for chronic cough and several other partnered clinical-stage drug development programs. 

BLU-5937 is a potent, highly selective, orally bioavailable small molecule antagonist of the P2X3 receptor, a clinically validated target for chronic cough. BELLUS Health announced on July 9, 2018 the initiation of healthy subjects dosing in a Phase 1 clinical study for BLU-5937 for the treatment of chronic cough. Results of the Phase 1 clinical study are expected in the fourth quarter of 2018. Preclinical studies demonstrated that BLU-5937 is a highly selective P2X3 antagonist exhibiting a potent anti-tussive effect without affecting taste perception, with an excellent safety profile. BLU-5937 has the potential to be a best-in-class therapeutic for chronic cough patients who do not respond to current therapies. 

BELLUS Health also has economic interests in other partnered clinical-stage drug development programs.

BELLUS Health is based in Laval, Quebec and its shares trade under the ticker BLU on the Toronto Stock Exchange.

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