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Neurotez, Inc. Awarded Multi-Million Dollar National Institutes of Health (NIH) Grant to Advance a Leptin Product into Clinical Trials for Treating Alzheimer's Disease


8/4/2009 10:03:42 AM

BRIDGEWATER, N.J.--(BUSINESS WIRE)--The National Institutes of Health (NIH), through the Small Business Innovation and Research (SBIR) Program, has awarded Neurotez, Inc. a $2.73-million dollar, three-year grant to initiate the clinical development of a Leptin product as a novel therapy for Alzheimer’s disease. Leptin, a naturally occurring human hormone associated with various metabolic effects, has a large number of receptors in memory centers of the brain and is often decreased in patients with Alzheimer’s disease. The Neurotez approach is based on restoration of Leptin levels.

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