NEW YORK, Dec. 16, 2020 (GLOBE NEWSWIRE) -- Ovid Therapeutics Inc. (NASDAQ: OVID), a biopharmaceutical company committed to developing medicines that transform the lives of people with rare neurological diseases, today announced that it has been added to the Nasdaq Biotechnology Index (Nasdaq: NBI). The addition will become effective prior to market open on Monday, December 21, 2020.
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About Ovid Therapeutics
Ovid Therapeutics Inc. is a New York-based biopharmaceutical company using its BoldMedicine® approach to develop medicines that transform the lives of patients with rare neurological disorders. The Company is developing OV935 (soticlestat) in collaboration with Takeda Pharmaceutical Company Limited, which is expected to initiate its pivotal clinical trials in 2021 for the potential treatment of rare developmental and epileptic encephalopathies (DEEs). OVID is evaluating the results of the NEPTUNE trial of OV101 (gaboxadol) for the treatment of Angelman syndrome and Fragile X syndrome. For more information on Ovid, please visit www.ovidrx.com.
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