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Alzheimer’s Disease

Prana Shows Significant Promise in the Fight Against Alzheimer’s Disease According to Experts at Celebration of Science Conference

Prana Biotechnology today provided highlights and excerpts from the panel discussion entitled, ‘Alzheimer’s and Other Issues of Aging’ which took place on Sunday, September 9th at the Celebration of Science Conference in Washington, D.C. Freda Lewis-Hall, Executive Vice President and Chief Medical Officer of Pfizer moderated the panel. The Celebration of Science gathered over 1,000 leaders from the scientific, government, industry, philanthropic and academic communities to honor the tremendous accomplishments of science and to discuss promising possibilities for future breakthroughs.

Parkinson’s Disease

Prana’s Parkinson’s drug meets Michael J. Fox Foundation development milestone – PBT434 advances through IND enabling studies

Prana Biotechnology Limited, announced today that its lead compound in development for Parkinson’s disease (PD), PBT434, had progressed successfully through a series of preclinical development studies used to assess the suitability of a candidate compound for human clinical studies. The studies were funded by The Michael J. Fox Foundation (MJFF) 2011 Pipeline Program to support its ‘Therapeutic Development Initiative’. The MJFF Program grant is milestone based. PBT434 achieved all of its milestones in preclinical toxicology studies, genotoxicity and safety pharmacology – allowing the compound to be positioned for larger scale animal toxicology studies prior to commencing clinical trials.

Huntington's Disease

Prana’s PBT2 presented at the Huntington’s Disease Society of America National Convention: Prana’s ‘Reach2HD’ Phase II trial on track

Prana Biotechnology today announced that an update on Prana’s Phase 2 clinical trial in Huntington disease (HD) was presented at the HDSA annual National Convention held in Las Vegas, Nevada over the weekend. Professor Ira Shoulson, Professor of Neurology, Pharmacology and Human Science and Director, Program for Regulatory Science & Medicine at Georgetown University spoke to the ‘Reach2HD’ trial objectives and potential future of PBT2 as a novel therapeutic strategy for the treatment of HD.

Huntington's Disease

Prana Enrolls First Patient in the “Reach2HD” Phase II Huntington Disease Trial

Prana Biotechnology today announced that the first patient has been dosed in the “Reach2HD Trial” – a 6 month Phase IIa clinical trial testing PBT2, the Company’s drug in development for Huntington disease. Reach2HD, a double blind placebo controlled study, is enrolling 100 patients with early to mid-stage Huntington Disease. The Principal Investigator on the study is Dr. Ray Dorsey of Johns Hopkins University.

Alzheimer’s Disease

PLoS ONE Journal Publishes Mechanistic Model of Alzheimer’s Disease Endorsing Prana’s PBT2

Prana Biotechnology today announced the publication in the journal PLoS ONE, of an article that strongly endorses PBT2’s potential to treat Alzheimer’s Disease. The paper, entitled “The Zinc Dyshomeostasis Hypothesis of Alzheimer’s Disease”1 presents an integrated explanation of the major pathological features of Alzheimer’s Disease, based upon a combination of new experimental data and mathematical modeling.

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