- Expert neuropsychiatric clinician to discuss the testing method and its correlation to clinical results

- Event to feature an in-clinic demonstration of P300 testing

- Webcast to be held on Wednesday, Oct. 28, at 1 p.m. PT / 4 p.m. ET

SEATTLE, Oct. 21, 2020 (GLOBE NEWSWIRE) -- Athira Pharma, Inc. (NASDAQ: ATHA), a late clinical-stage biopharmaceutical company focused on developing small molecules to restore neuronal health and stop neurodegeneration, today announced it will host a webinar exploring the use of a common clinical measure, Event-Related Potential P300 latency (P300), as an assessment of working memory processing speed. The webinar will be webcast live on Wednesday, Oct. 28, at 1 p.m. PT / 4 p.m.ET and will feature:

  • A discussion with Larry Ereshefsky, Pharm.D., BCPP, FCCP, a leader in the application of translational drug development tools for neurodegenerative and psychiatric disorders. Dr. Ereshefsky is Chief Scientific Officer at Apex Innovative Sciences and a member of Athira’s Scientific Advisory Board.
  • Leen Kawas, Ph.D., President and Chief Executive Officer at Athira, who will review the company’s completed and ongoing Phase 2/3 clinical trials of ATH-1017.

Athira is measuring P300 in clinical trials of its investigational drug, ATH-1017, for treatment of mild-to-moderate Alzheimer’s disease to establish a connection between this functional measurement and improved cognition.

The live webcast event can be accessed from the investors' section of the Athira website at https://investors.athira.com/news-and-events/events-and-presentations. An archived replay will also be available on the company website for at least 30 days following the event.

About Athira Pharma, Inc.
Athira, headquartered in Seattle, is a late clinical-stage biopharmaceutical company focused on developing small molecules to restore neuronal health and stop neurodegeneration. Athira aims to provide rapid cognitive improvement and alter the course of neurological diseases with our novel mechanism of action. Athira is currently advancing its lead therapeutic candidate, ATH-1017, a novel small molecule for Alzheimer’s and Parkinson’s dementia. For more information, visit www.athira.com. You can also follow Athira on Facebook, LinkedIn and @athirapharma on Twitter and Instagram.

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Investor & Media Contact:
Julie Rathbun
Athira Pharma
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