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National Institute on Alcohol Abuse and Alcoholism Funds New University of California, Los Angeles (UCLA) Clinical Trial of MediciNova, Inc.'s MN-166 in Treating Alcoholism


8/26/2013 9:46:26 AM

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LOS ANGELES and SAN DIEGO, Aug. 25, 2013 (GLOBE NEWSWIRE) -- The University of California, Los Angeles' (UCLA's) Departments of Psychology, and Psychiatry and Biobehavioral Sciences Brain Research Institute, and MediciNova, Inc. a biopharmaceutical company traded on the NASDAQ Global Market (Nasdaq:MNOV) and the Jasdaq Market of the Osaka Securities Exchange (Code Number: 4875), today announced that the National Institute on Alcohol Abuse and Alcoholism (NIAAA), part of the National Institutes of Health, will fund a clinical trial of MN-166 (ibudilast) for alcohol dependence. The proposed trial has also completed FDA review. MediciNova previously announced an ongoing Phase 2a trial of MN-166 in opioid dependence with Columbia University investigators, and a UCLA Phase 2b trial in methamphetamine dependence anticipated to initiate enrollment later this quarter – both funded by the National Institutes of Drug Abuse (NIDA).

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