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XenoPort, Inc. (XNPT) Awarded Grant from The Michael J. Fox Foundation to Examine XP23829 in Preclinical Models of Parkinson’s Disease


7/11/2012 10:04:25 AM

SANTA CLARA, Calif.--(BUSINESS WIRE)--XenoPort, Inc. (Nasdaq:XNPT) announced today that it has been awarded a grant from The Michael J. Fox Foundation (MJFF) for Parkinson’s Research to support preclinical studies to explore XP23829 for its ability to protect against neurodegeneration in experimental preclinical models of Parkinson’s disease. The grant of $347,075 was awarded under the Foundation's Therapeutics Development Initiative Program aimed at supporting preclinical development of Parkinson's disease therapies that have the potential for fundamentally altering disease course and improving treatment of symptoms.

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