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TORONTO, Oct 10 – 12, 2023 – We warmly invite you to join us at World Stroke Congress 10 – 12 October 2023 in Toronto, Canada where NoNO Inc. will present results from our latest studies. To learn more, visit


TORONTO, Apr 4, 2023 – NoNO is Pleased to Announce the Completion of Enrollment in both the Phase 3 FRONTIER and the Phase 3 ESCAPE-NEXT Studies.

CBC documentary recounts the story of NoNO’s journey.

The Stroke Doc tells the story of NoNO’s journey to develop a drug for people experiencing a stroke, a small protein to help the brain hold its breath during a stroke and prevent the worst of the damage. The CBC documentary, filmed over the course of a decade by Antica Productions, is about the perseverance and amazing work of so many people who have joined NoNO’s mission.

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News & Media


NoNO’s Stroke Trial Could Have Major Implications for Future Treatment (BioSpace — February 2021)

‘A pivotal moment’: Canadian-developed drug shows dramatic outcomes in reducing damage caused by strokes (The Globe and Mail — Feb 2020)

NoNO Inc. Reports Groundbreaking Results from the Phase 3 Escape-Na1 Study of the Peptide, Nerinetide, in Acute Ischemic Stroke (The Canadian Business Journal — Feb 2020)

During a stroke, every second counts. This Toronto doctor’s drug shown to buy more time for patients. (Toronto Star — Feb 2020)

The future of stroke patients may depend on the part-time job of a Canadian surgeon (Quartz — March 30 2019)

A game-changing drug for stroke patients. (Globe and Mail – Nov 2018)

The Stakes are High for an Acclaimed Cerebrovascular Surgeon Searching for a Stroke Drug. (Stroke Research – Krembil Neuro – May 2017)

Order or Canada’s Newest Appointees Include Paralympian, Supreme Court Judge, and Astrophysicist. (CBC – Dec 2016)

Ondaatja, Kaspi, Ignatieff Among 100 Order of Canada Honorees. (Globe and Mail – Dec 2016)

Stroke-styming Effects of NA-1 Drug to be Studied in B.C. (CBC – Nov 2015)

Canadian Drug Trial Could be Pivotal for Stroke Patients (Globe and Mail – Mar 2015)

NA-1 Stroke Drug A Victory for Basic Research, says UPEI Team (CBC – Mar 2015)

Stroke Drug Approved for Pilot Program with Toronto Paramedics (Globe and Mail – May 2014)

One Toronto Neurosurgeons Crusade to Develop an Effective Stroke Drug (Globe and Mail – May 2014)

Promising Canadian Stroke Drug Receives Large Research Grant (Globe and Mail – May 2014)

Stroke Drug Discovered at Toronto Western Hospital (The Toronto Star – Oct 2012)

Stroke Drug Looks Promising in Human Trial (CP24 – Oct 2012)

New Drug May Protect Brain from Stroke (CTV News – Oct 2012)

New Drug to ‘Stop stroke surgery damage’ (Britain National Health Service – Oct 2012)

Drug ‘may prevent stroke damage’ (BBC News – Oct 2012)

New Drug Lower Stroke Risk After Surgery (The Telegraph – Oct 2012)

Experimental Drug Could Mitigate Brain Damage Caused by Stroke (Globe and Mail – Mar 2012)

Drug Holds Promise as Post-Stroke Therapy: Study (CTV News – Feb 2012)

Helping Brains to Help Themselves (Globe and Mail – Apr 2011)

Doctor Offers Picks for Top Medical Stories of 2009 (CTV News Dec – 2009)

Research Could Prevent the Effects of Stroke (Globe and Mail – Sept 2009)