Decibel Therapeutics (NSDQ:DBTX) has a working hypothesis that molecular characterization of the cell biology of the inner ear could pave the way for treatments for hearing and balance disorders.
The Boston-based biotech company has announced that a recent study published in Cell Reports supports that hypothesis.
“We were thrilled to leverage our data and expertise in inner ear biology to help fuel this analysis, which may help enable identification of therapeutics that counter the observed trends in gene expression that occur following noise exposure,” said Joe Burns, vice president, discovery at Decibel Therapeutics, in a statement.
The company partnered with the University of Maryland School of Medicine and the Karolinska Institute on the research.
Decibel Therapeutics had its IPO on February 12. Its shares have since fallen from $18.03 apiece to $7.71 today.
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