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Accera, Inc. to Support the Alzheimer's Foundation of America's National Memory Screening Day Through On-line Awareness Effort
Date:8/11/2009

s disease, the most common form of dementia, is a progressive and fatal disease. In the United States, 5.2 million people are living with AD, and it has become the seventh leading cause of death. The disease attacks brain cells, resulting in loss of memory, executive function and language skills.

AD significantly impacts millions of family members and other caregivers - mentally, physically and financially. The National Family Caregiver Alliance estimates that approximately 80 percent of caregivers provide unpaid assistance seven days a week. With the lack of innovative new medications for AD, both patients and caregivers are seeking alternatives to improve quality of life.

About Accera, Inc.

Accera, Inc. is a privately held commercial-stage biotechnology company that developed and now markets Axona in the US. Axona is a prescription-only medical food intended for the clinical dietary management of the metabolic processes associated with mild-to-moderate Alzheimer's disease. In clinical trials, Axona has been shown to safely improve cognitive function and memory in AD patients. Axona addresses the hypometabolism or defective metabolism of glucose that occurs in those areas of the brain that are involved in Alzheimer's disease. Accera engages in research, development and commercialization of other clinical applications for Axona. For more information about Accera, please visit www.accerapharma.com.

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    Accera, Inc.
    Steve Orndorff, Ph.D. President and CEO sorndorff@accerapharma.com

    Richard Lewis Communications, Inc.
    (212) 827-0020
    Andrew Mielach amielach@rlcinc.com
    Tamara Bright tbright@rlcinc.com


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