Vancouver, Canada. February 26, 2020 – NervGen Pharma Corp. (TSX-V: NGEN) (OTCQX: NGENF) (“NervGen” or the “Company”), a regenerative medicine company dedicated to creating innovative solutions for the treatment of nerve damage today is providing an update to its development plan for its lead program, NVG-291. These changes are the result of a number of factors, including feedback from the United States Food and Drug Administration (the “FDA”) on the recently submitted Investigational New Drug (“IND”) application and a management review of the best pathways forward for demonstrating proof of concept in clinical studies. The update to the program is as follows:

“Although the delay in the start of the clinical study is disappointing,” stated Paul Brennan, NervGen’s CEO, “we believe it is important to initiate our trial under the best possible conditions. The extra time will allow us to generate preclinical data to support our IND application and will help in the design of our clinical trials”.

About NervGen
NervGen is restoring life’s potential by creating innovative solutions for the treatment of nerve damage and neurodegenerative diseases. The Company is developing drugs for the treatment of spinal cord injury, multiple sclerosis and Alzheimer’s disease. NervGen’s platform technology targets protein tyrosine phosphatase sigma (“PTPσ”), a neural receptor that impedes nerve repair. Inhibition of the PTPσ receptor has been shown to promote regeneration and remyelination of damaged nerves, as well as improvement of nerve function in animal models for various medical conditions.

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