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FoldRx Pharmaceuticals, Inc. Promising First-in-class Drug Candidate For Genetic Protein-misfolding Disease, The Scripps Research Institute Study


7/23/2009 7:55:11 AM

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ScienceDaily (July 23, 2009) — Discoveries by Scripps Research Institute scientists have led to a promising new drug candidate—the first in its class—for patients with a genetic protein-misfolding disease. In results announced by the biopharmaceutical firm FoldRx Pharmaceuticals, Inc. July 21, 2009, the new drug tafamidis significantly halts disease progression for patients with a disease called Transthyretin (TTR) amyloid polyneuropathy (ATTR-PN).

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