Healthcare Industry News: amyotrophic lateral sclerosis
News Release - May 30, 2007
Neuro-Hitech, Inc., Obtains Exclusive License to Combination Drugs for the Treatment of Alzheimer's Disease and Other Serious Neurological DisordersNEW YORK--(HSMN NewsFeed)--Neuro-Hitech, Inc. (NASDAQ: NHPI ), a biopharmaceutical company focused on the development and commercialization of next-generation compounds against proven targets for neurodegenerative diseases, today announced that Georgetown University has granted it an exclusive license to technology and patents covering drug combinations and methods for treating, preventing, or reversing neuronal dysfunction in severe neurodegenerative disorders, such as Alzheimer's disease, Parkinson's disease and amyotrophic lateral sclerosis (Lou Gehrig's disease).
The drug combination comprises Neuro-Hitech's Huperzine compounds, such as Huperzine A, and nicotinic compounds, known enhancers of cognitive function. Paul S. Aisen, M.D., of the Georgetown University Medical Center, believes that this "two-pronged approach to the treatment of cognitive and neurodegenerative disorders, including Alzheimer's disease, is a novel and attractive scientific development. The long history of exposure to both drugs in humans may significantly reduce development risks and shorten approval times."
"Exclusive license to this patent and associated technologies strengthens the world-wide product positioning of our most advanced drug, Huperzine A, which is expected to complete U.S. Phase II human trials late this year," said Mr. Reuben Seltzer, CEO of Neuro-Hitech. "Obtaining this technology significantly strengthens our product-extension pipeline and our new-drug development efforts."
About Neuro-Hitech, Inc.
Neuro-Hitech, Inc. is a New York-based biopharmaceutical company focused specifically on the development and commercialization of next-generation therapies against proven targets for neurodegenerative diseases. Our lead product candidate, Huperzine A, is being clinically tested for efficacy and safety in the treatment of Alzheimer's disease. Huperzine A has been shown to protect nerve cell death and have a longer duration of acetylcholinesterase inhibitory action relative to other cholinesterase inhibitors. In addition to Huperzine A, Neuro-Hitech has two major preclinical development programs. One consists of a portfolio of second-generation anti-amyloid compounds that target A-beta and Tau proteins. The other targets the development of a novel series of compounds designed to treat (anti-ictogenic) and prevent (anti-epileptogenic) epilepsy.
Find more information about Neuro-Hitech online at www.neurohitech.com.
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