Prana Biotechnology today commented on the publication of new data of relevance to the current clinical trial, testing Prana’s PBT2 as a treatment for Huntington disease.
Prana to Present at the UBS Australian Healthcare Conference in Sydney and the Australian Life Science Investment Showcase in New York
Prana Biotechnology today announced that Executive Chairman, Geoffrey Kempler is scheduled to present a corporate update at upcoming healthcare conferences in Australia and the US.
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.
ABC Radio Jon Faine Program features Prana IMAGINE trial for Alzheimer’s disease
Prana Biotechnology today advised that Professor Michael Woodward, the National Study Coordinator for the Company’s Alzheimer’s disease IMAGINE trial, will be interviewed by ABC Radio commentator Jon Faine.
Prana Provides Clinical Trials Update: Alzheimer’s and Huntington disease trials on track
Prana Biotechnology today reported on its progress in its Phase II clinical trials with its lead development asset PBT2. PBT2 has a unique therapeutic action that can benefit people suffering neurodegenerative disease because of its specialized ability to prevent the toxic relationship between disease proteins and biological metals in the brain.
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.
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.
Prana Receives Recommendation to Proceed with Alzheimer’s Clinical Trial from Data Safety Monitoring Board (DSMB)
Prana Biotechnology today reported that it had received a recommendation from the Data Safety Monitoring Board (DSMB) that the IMAGINE trial for Alzheimer’s disease should continue as planned based on the initial review of clinical data. The DSMB is an independent group of experts who review the accumulated safety data in ongoing clinical trials, in order to safeguard the interests and safety of participating and future patients. The DSMB considers study-specific data as well as relevant background knowledge about the disease, test agent, or patient population under study.
Further Information – Prana’s PBT2 Clinical Trials Cited as Most Advanced in Addressing Neurodegeneration from the Metal Equilibrium Perspective
Prana Biotechnology today reported that it had been cited in an interview in The Life Sciences Report with George Zavoico, Ph.D., senior equity analyst and managing director with MLV & Co., as the only drug company to address in clinical trials the control of transition metal levels in neuronal synapses, a key event in age-related dysfunction of the brain. The Report citing Prana is titled, “Seven Innovative Biotechs That Could Soar By Year- End”.*