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PRANA Biotechnology (PRAN) Scientists to Participate in Panel on Alzheimer's and Other Issues of Aging at Celebration of Science Conference


9/7/2012 9:55:19 AM

MELBOURNE, AUSTRALIA--(Marketwire - September 07, 2012) - Prana Biotechnology (NASDAQ: PRAN) (ASX: PBT) today announced that Chief Scientific Advisor, Rudy Tanzi, Joseph P. and Rose F. Kennedy Professor of Neurology, Harvard Medical School; and Prana Chairman, R&D Board, Jeffrey Cummings, Director, Cleveland Clinic Lou Ruvo Center for Brain Health in Las Vegas, will take part in a panel discussion entitled, 'Alzheimer's and Other Issues of Aging' on Sunday, September 9th at the Celebration of Science Conference in Washington, D.C. Freda Lewis-Hall, Executive Vice President, Chief Medical Officer, Pfizer Inc. will moderate the panel and George Vradenburg, Chairman and co-founder, USAgainstAlzheimer's will also participate as a panelist.

The session will consider what are the most promising new technologies for fighting Alzheimer's which currently affects more than five million Americans. They will address innovative technologies and what is the best way forward for combating Alzheimer's and other age related diseases. The panel will also discuss what scientific advances will help us realize the potential of longevity.

The Celebration of Science will gather over 1,000 leaders from the scientific, government, industry, philanthropic and academic communities to honor the tremendous accomplishments of science so far and to reaffirm the commitment to imagine what's possible for the future.

About Prana Biotechnology Limited
Prana Biotechnology was established to commercialize research into age-related neurodegenerative disorders. The Company was incorporated in 1997 and listed on the Australian Securities Exchange in March 2000 and listed on NASDAQ in September 2002. Researchers at prominent international institutions including The University of Melbourne, The Mental Health Research Institute (Melbourne) and Massachusetts General Hospital, a teaching hospital of Harvard Medical School, contributed to the discovery of Prana's technology.

For further information please visit the Company's web site at www.pranabio.com.

Forward Looking Statements
This press release contains "forward-looking statements" within the meaning of section 27A of the Securities Act of 1933 and section 21E of the Securities Exchange Act of 1934. The Company has tried to identify such forward-looking statements by use of such words as "expects," "intends," "hopes," "anticipates," "believes," "could," "may," "evidences" and "estimates," and other similar expressions, but these words are not the exclusive means of identifying such statements. Such statements include, but are not limited to any statements relating to the Company's drug development program, including, but not limited to the initiation, progress and outcomes of clinical trials of the Company's drug development program, including, but not limited to, PBT2, and any other statements that are not historical facts. Such statements involve risks and uncertainties, including, but not limited to, those risks and uncertainties relating to the difficulties or delays in financing, development, testing, regulatory approval, production and marketing of the Company's drug components, including, but not limited to, PBT2, the ability of the Company to procure additional future sources of financing, unexpected adverse side effects or inadequate therapeutic efficacy of the Company's drug compounds, including, but not limited to, PBT2, that could slow or prevent products coming to market, the uncertainty of patent protection for the Company's intellectual property or trade secrets, including, but not limited to, the intellectual property relating to PBT2, and other risks detailed from time to time in the filings the Company makes with Securities and Exchange Commission including its annual reports on Form 20-F and its reports on Form 6-K. Such statements are based on management's current expectations, but actual results may differ materially due to various factions including those risks and uncertainties mentioned or referred to in this press release. Accordingly, you should not rely on those forward-looking statements as a prediction of actual future results.


Contacts:
Australia
Prana Biotechnology
+61 3 9349 4906

US
Leslie Wolf-Creutzfeldt
T: 646-284-9472
E: leslie.wolf-creutzfeldt@grayling.com

Media
Ivette Almeida
T: 646-284-9455
E: ivette.almeida@grayling.com


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