NeuroNascent, Inc. Issued US Patent for Neurogenesis, Therapeutic Candidates
Published: Oct 27, 2011
CLARKSVILLE, MD--(Marketwire - October 26, 2011) -
Neuronascent's unique discovery program, targeting central nervous system indications with high unmet need, has resulted in the National patent filings for a number of active chemical families and optimized lead candidates. The compounds are developed to regenerate neurons and to provide neuroprotection, for those newly generated neurons and for surviving neurons, in neurodegenerative disease. These potentially disease-modifying agents aim to improve behavioral outcomes, including anxiety, motor function, and memory. One of the patented therapeutic candidates shows anxiolytic activity in a mouse model of post-traumatic stress disorder as well as learning and memory enhancement in a transgenic mouse model of Down syndrome.
"The issuance of these patents occurs at a very good time for Neuronascent. We can now illustrate the clear and long term benefits of our lead therapeutic candidates for Post Traumatic Stress Disorder, Down syndrome and Alzheimer's disease in animal models," said Judith Kelleher-Andersson, Ph.D., President, CSO and inventor. "It is very gratifying to realize that our many years of hard work may one day benefit the countless individuals with seemingly intractable disorders."
Founded in 2004 by Dr. Kelleher-Andersson, Neuronascent, Inc. is a small-molecule central nervous system drug discovery and development company. Neuronascent has laboratories in Rockville and Frederick, Maryland.
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