BELLUS Health is a clinical-stage biopharmaceutical company developing 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. BLU-5937 has the potential to be a best-in-class therapeutic for chronic cough patients who do not respond to current therapies. The Company expects by the end of November 2018 top-line results of the clinical Phase 1 study for BLU-5937. The study was initiated in July 2018. A clinical Phase 2 study is expected to be initiated in 2019 in chronic cough patients. In preclinical studies, BLU-5937 exhibited a potent anti-tussive effect without affecting taste perception and an excellent safety profile.  

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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