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.