BioXcel Therapeutics CEO, Dr. Vimal Mehta to Participate in BIO International Convention Panel on Innovative Clinical Trial Designs

NEW HAVEN, Conn., June 06, 2019 (GLOBE NEWSWIRE) -- BioXcel Therapeutics, Inc. (“BTI” or “Company”) (Nasdaq: BTAI), announced today that Dr. Vimal Mehta, Chief Executive Officer and Founder of BTI, will participate in a panel at the BIO International Convention in Philadelphia, PA. BTI is a clinical-stage biopharmaceutical development company utilizing novel artificial intelligence approaches to identify the next wave of medicines across neuroscience and immuno-oncology.

The panel entitled, “Re-Imagining Clinical Trials: Ideas and Early Feedback on New Trial Designs,” will be held on Thursday, June 6, 2019 from 9:00 a.m. - 10:15 a.m. Eastern Time.  The participants will include:

  • Moderator: Dr. Amy McKee, Vice President, Regulatory Consulting Services, Parexel International
  • Dr. Richard Pazdur, Food and Drugs Board Administration (FDA) Medical Director of Oncology Center of Excellence
  • Dr. Donald Berry, Professor, University of Texas MD Anderson Cancer Center
  • Dr. Mark Stewart, Vice President, Science Policy, Friends of Cancer Research
  • Dr. Vimal Mehta, CEO and Founder, BioXcel Therapeutics Inc.

Vimal Mehta, Founder and CEO of BTI, said, “I am very pleased to participate in this panel on Re-Imagining Clinical Trials: Ideas and Early Feedback on New Trial Designs. My planned remarks will focus on novel artificial intelligence approaches for drug discovery and development. At BTI, we are developing two clinical stage candidates that resulted from utilizing artificial intelligence approaches. We have completed the Phase 1 study and have a planned Phase 2 efficacy trial for our lead candidate, BXCL501, for treatment of acute agitation in patients with neuropsychiatric conditions. Our second drug candidate, BXCL701, is being evaluated in three ongoing trials in pancreatic cancer and an aggressive form of prostate cancer, neuroendocrine prostate cancer (tNEPC). BTI believes that artificial intelligence holds enormous opportunity for the development of new drugs across the healthcare spectrum offering a chance to meet unmet medical needs and I look forward to discussing this further at the BIO Panel.”

About BioXcel Therapeutics, Inc.:
BioXcel Therapeutics, Inc. is a clinical stage biopharmaceutical company focused on drug development that utilizes novel artificial intelligence approaches to identify the next wave of medicines across neuroscience and immuno-oncology. BTI's drug re-innovation approach leverages existing approved drugs and/or clinically validated product candidates together with big data and proprietary machine learning algorithms to identify new therapeutic indices. BTI's two most advanced clinical development programs are BXCL501, a sublingual thin film formulation designed for acute treatment of agitation resulting from neuropsychiatric conditions, and BXCL701, an immuno-oncology agent designed for the treatment of an aggressive form of prostate cancer, neuroendocrine prostate cancer (tNEPC), and for treatment of pancreatic cancer. For more information, please visit

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Source: BioXcel Therapeutics, Inc.