Turing Pharma Announces Research Agreement With The University Of Toledo For Canavan Disease

ZUG, Switzerland, Nov. 18, 2015 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- Turing Pharmaceuticals AG, a privately-held biopharmaceutical company focused on developing and commercializing innovative treatments for serious diseases and conditions, today announced a Sponsored Research Agreement with the University of Toledo to discover and develop new treatments for Canavan Disease.

TUR-007 is a preclinical drug candidate targeting pathological mechanisms associated with Canavan Disease. Canavan is a neurological disorder that manifests in early infancy and is caused by an inherited genetic abnormality. This genetic aberration leads to a deterioration of myelin in the brain, thereby preventing proper transmission of nerve signals. Symptoms include intellectual disability and the inability to crawl, walk, sit or talk. Some patients suffer from paralysis, blindness and seizures with a life expectancy limited to early adolescence. There is currently no approved treatment. Turing also initiated preclinical work in third quarter of 2015 at an industry-leading CRO to aid in the development of TUR-007.

About Turing

Turing Pharmaceuticals AG is a privately-held biopharmaceutical company with offices in Zug, Switzerland and New York, New York.  Turing focuses on developing and commercializing innovative treatments for serious diseases and conditions across a broad range of therapeutic areas, for which there are currently limited or no treatment options. Products being developed include intranasal ketamine for a variety of mood disorders and Syntocinon® (oxytocin nasal solution) for multiple indications. Daraprim® (pyrimethamine) for the treatment of Toxoplasmosis in combination with sulfonamide and Vecamyl® (mecamylamine HCl tablets) for hypertension are Turing's first commercial products.

For more, visit www.turingpharma.com.

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