Neumora Reveals Mid-Stage Data For Fully Funded, Phase III-Ready Depression Drug
Private Biotech Has Raised $650m To Date
Neumora’s once-daily oral kappa opioid receptor (KOR) antagonist navacaprant succeeded in a Phase II trial and will move into the first of three Phase III studies soon, with a US filing targeted for 2025.
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