BROOMFIELD, Colo., Oct. 4 /PRNewswire/ -- Accera Inc., a privately held biotechnology company focused on developing novel drugs for neurodegenerative diseases, announced today that the company will be participating in the 4th Annual BIO Investor Forum next week at the Palace Hotel in San Francisco:
-- Dr. Lauren Costantini, Vice President of Clinical Development, will
contribute to the panel discussion, "Alzheimer's Disease - Novel
Mechanisms and Targets Renewing the Future of Patients" on Wednesday,
October 10 at 9:10 a.m. PDT.
-- Dr. Steve Orndorff, President and CEO, will present on Thursday,
October 11 at 11:00 a.m. PDT.
Dr. Orndorff will provide an overview of Accera and its technology platform as well as a summary of the positive data from the company's Phase IIb studies of its lead therapeutic product, Ketasyn(TM) (AC-1202) in Alzheimer's disease (AD) and age-associated memory impairment (AAMI). In both studies, Ketasyn was shown to significantly improve memory and cognition using a battery of neuropsychometric tests, including ADAS-Cog, the FDA's gold- standard efficacy measure for AD drugs. Ketasyn was also well tolerated in both indications, even when taken in addition to existing AD drugs, making it a promising candidate for a cotherapeutic approach to treating AD.
About Accera, Inc.
Based in Broomfield, CO, Accera, Inc. is a privately held biotechnology company focused on developing novel drugs for neurodegenerative diseases. The company's lead candidate, Ketasyn(TM) (AC-1202), is a first-in-class molecule that earlier this year completed successful Phase II clinical trials for Alzheimer's disease and age-associated memory impairment (AAMI). A key element of Accera's strategy is to develop AC-1202 and other proprietary small molecule compounds in its pipeline with corporate partners for a range of memory and cognition disorders associated with neurological conditions and aging. http://www.accerapharma.com
Brain imaging techniques performed on Alzheimer's patients reveal a dramatically decreased uptake of glucose, the brain's preferred source of energy. Known as neuronal hypometabolism, this condition resembles diabetes in the brain, or Type III diabetes. Ketasyn(TM) (AC-1202) is an orally available, liquid compound that is efficiently converted into ketone bodies, an alternative energy source that the brain can use even when glucose metabolism is impaired. By preserving glucose-deprived neurons, Ketasyn demonstrates neuroprotective and disease modifying potential in a number other neurodegenerative diseases characterized by neuronal hypometabolism. This first-in-class compound is also being evaluated in age-associated memory impairment, Parkinson's disease, and selected orphan drug indications.
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Richard Lewis Communications, Inc.
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