Amit Rakhit, MD, MBA, Chief Medical and Portfolio Officer of Ovid Therapeutics, discusses his company’s approach in developing treatments for patients with rare neurologic disorders.
Ovid Therapeutics is a biopharmaceutical company focused exclusively on developing impactful medicines for patients and families living with rare neurological disorders. Ovid’s drug candidate, OV101, is currently in development for the treatment of symptoms of Angelman syndrome and Fragile X syndrome. Ovid is also developing OV935 in collaboration with Takeda Pharmaceutical Company Limited for the treatment of rare epileptic encephalopathies. Ovid has initiated the Phase 2 STARS trial of OV101 in adults with Angelman syndrome and a Phase 1 trial in adolescents with Angelman and Fragile X syndrome to identify doses suitable for younger patients.