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Prana Doses First Patient in PBT2 Alzheimer’s Extension Study

Prana Biotechnology (NASDAQ:PRAN; ASX:PBT) today announced that the first patient has been dosed in the 12-month open-label extension study with Alzheimer’s Disease patients participating in Prana’s Phase 2 IMAGINE trial.

Patients who have completed the full 12-month term of the IMAGINE trial are eligible for participation in the open-label Extension study. All participants in the Extension study will receive a 250mg once daily oral dose of PBT2 for an additional 12 months.

The IMAGINE trial is a 12-month double-blind Phase 2 clinical trial of PBT2 in mild or prodromal Alzheimer’s patients. The Extension study does not alter the completion and reporting on the IMAGINE trial with results expected in March 2014.

Prana’s Chairman and CEO, Geoffrey Kempler, said: “We anticipate a high level of patient interest in participating in this Extension study given the support expressed from the physicians involved.”