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BioMedNewsBreaks — PaxMedica Inc. (NASDAQ: PXMD) Responds to Emergency Request for IV Suramin, Commits to Provide Immediate Access to PAX-101

PaxMedica (NASDAQ: PXMD), a leading biopharmaceutical company dedicated to advancing treatments for neurological disorders, expects to take immediate action in response to an urgent request for IV suramin from the Ministry of Health (“MOH”) of Malawi, a country in east Africa. The request seeks emergency access to PaxMedica’s recently completed registration batches of PAX-101 (“IV suramin”) to address the critical shortage of medications required to combat the life-threatening sleeping sickness, also known as Trypanosoma brucei rhodesiense, Human African trypanosomiasis (“TBr HAT”), crisis in the region. “The emergency request from the Ministry of Health of Malawi underscores the critical need for IV suramin to combat the continued devastating impact of sleeping sickness in the region. PaxMedica has worked with the physicians and the government in Malawi and neighboring countries as part of the ongoing work towards a future NDA submission for PAX-101 in the treatment of TBr HAT,” said Howard Weisman, chairman and CEO of PaxMedica. “Despite our current limited resources, we plan to help by providing access to PAX-101 in the next 30 days, so that these physicians can continue to use the current standard of care to treat this fatal disease. PaxMedica has worked diligently for many years to ensure access to this life-saving medication for those in need and today’s response to an urgent crisis strongly demonstrates our commitment to this mission.”

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About PaxMedica Inc.

PaxMedica is a forward-looking clinical-stage biopharmaceutical firm specializing in cutting-edge anti-purinergic drug therapies (“APT”) aimed at addressing a range of challenging neurologic disorders. Its comprehensive portfolio encompasses a spectrum of conditions, including neurodevelopmental disorders such as autism spectrum disorder (“ASD”), as well as other critical areas within the neurology field. The company also intends to provide the rest of the world with an additional, reliable source of suramin, the accepted standard of care for stage 1 Trypanosoma brucei rhodesiense. PaxMedica is dedicated to the continuous development and evaluation of its pioneering program, PAX-101, an intravenous suramin formulation that lies at the heart of its efforts, particularly focused on innovative ASD treatment solutions. The company’s ongoing research initiatives not only prioritize the needs of ASD patients but also extend to exploring potential therapeutic applications for related conditions. To learn more about PaxMedica and its transformative work, visit

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