IIn 2014, BELLUS Health entered into a development and license agreement with AMO Pharma Limited (AMO Pharma) for the worldwide rights to AMO-01 (formerly TLN-4601) for the treatment of neurologic and psychiatric disorders in return for revenue sharing and royalties on sales. TLN-4601 was acquired by BELLUS Health as part of the Thallion acquisition in 2013.
AMO Pharma is a private company focused on the treatment of central nervous system and neuromuscular diseases. AMO Pharma is expected to initiate a Phase 2 study on patients with Fragile X Syndrome in the first half of 2017.
Fragile X Syndrome is the most common inherited cause of autism and intellectual disabilities, affecting approximately 1 in 4,000 males and 1 in 8,000 females. Symptoms range in severity and can include intellectual disabilities, attention deficit and hyperactivity, anxiety and seizures. There are currently no approved drugs indicated for the treatment of Fragile X Syndrome.