At this time, I would like to turn the call over to Nick Smith, vice president, corporate development, and investor relations at Aptinyx. Good afternoon, everyone, and thank you for joining us on today's conference call to discuss Aptinyx's first-quarter 2021 financial and operating results. Today on our call, Norbert Riedel, our chief executive officer, will review our business and clinical progress; followed by Ashish Khanna, our chief financial officer and chief business officer, who will review the financial results.
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