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Targacept, Inc. (TRGT) Announces Initiation of Phase 2b Study of TC-5214 in Overactive Bladder



5/29/2013 10:22:38 AM

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WINSTON-SALEM, N.C.--(BUSINESS WIRE)--Targacept, Inc. (NASDAQ: TRGT), a clinical-stage biopharmaceutical company developing novel NNR Therapeutics ™, today announced the initiation of a Phase 2b clinical study of TC-5214 as a treatment for overactive bladder (OAB). TC-5214 acts potently on alpha3beta4 and other neuronal nicotinic receptors (NNRs) located in or around the bladder that are believed to play a key role in bladder contraction and signaling of the urge to urinate. Because orally administered TC-5214 is eliminated more than 90% unchanged through the bladder, Targacept believes the compound offers potential for a low dose to be beneficial while minimizing systemic side effects characteristic of current therapies and enhancing patient compliance.

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