Our license agreement with Indivior provides for a funded research program, under which we have the right to select drug candidates for exclusive development in certain indications outside of substance use disorder, including CMT1A, a rare disease indication. We plan to pursue orphan drug designation for a selected drug candidate for CMT1A.
We believe an oral small molecule GABAB PAM with a once-a-day dosing and without the adherence-limiting side effects of baclofen, which is currently used off label, could bring benefit to patients and consequently present a strong commercial opportunity for us.
The program is in clinical candidate selection phase and we expect to initiate IND enabling studies in 2022. As part of clinical candidate selection, we are evaluating selected drug candidates in preclinical models of CMT1A in collaboration with the CTMA.