Harmony Biosciences Acquires Asset with Novel Mechanism of Action for the Potential Treatment of Narcolepsy and other Rare Neurological Diseases

Harmony Biosciences recently announced the acquisition of HBS-102, a potential first-in-class molecule with a novel mechanism of action, from ConSynance Therapeutics, Inc. HBS-102 is a Melanin Concentrating Hormone Receptor 1 (MCHR1) antagonist that has the potential to offer a novel approach to the treatment of narcolepsy including the symptoms of Rapid Eye Movement (REM) sleep dysregulation, such as cataplexy, hallucinations and sleep paralysis. Sleep abnormalities, including narcolepsy and cataplexy, are a common feature of Prader-Willi syndrome.

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