With several products in advanced clinical stages, such as oral CGRP-receptor antagonists and glutamate modulators, Biohaven is welcoming collaborations on these programs and broadening its pipeline further.
Biohaven is a clinical-stage biopharmaceutical company with a portfolio of innovative, late-stage product candidates targeting neurological diseases, including rare disorders. Our product candidates are small molecules based on two distinct mechanistic platforms—calcitonin gene-related peptide, or CGRP, receptor antagonists and glutamate modulators—which we believe have the potential to significantly alter existing treatment approaches across a diverse set of neurological indications with high unmet need in both large markets and orphan indications.
The most advanced product candidate from our CGRP receptor antagonist platform is rimegepant, which we are developing for the acute treatment of migraine and for which we intend to initiate two Phase 3 clinical trials in the second half of 2017. The most advanced product candidate from our glutamate modulation platform is trigriluzole, which we are developing for the treatment of ataxias with an initial focus on spinocerebellar ataxia, or SCA. We have received orphan drug designation from the FDA for trigriluzole in SCA, and we began a Phase 2/3 clinical trial in SCA in December 2016 and expect to report topline results in early 2018. Our second most advanced product candidate from our glutamate modulation platform is BHV-0223, which we are developing for the treatment of amyotrophic lateral sclerosis, or ALS, a neurodegenerative disease that affects nerve cells in the brain and spinal cord. We have received orphan drug designation from the FDA for BHV-0223 in ALS.
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