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New Online Learning Tool Fills the Knowledge Gap on Botulinum Toxin Type B for Cervical Dystonia
Date:12/13/2007

Solstice Neurosciences, Inc. Launches a Self-Guided Lesson as Prep for

In-Person Workshops

MALVERN, Pa., Dec. 13 /PRNewswire/ -- In recognition that physician comfort and knowledge with techniques around botulinum toxin injections lead to the best results for patients with cervical dystonia (CD), Solstice Neurosciences, Inc. (Solstice) has created MYOBLOC(TM) University, an online, self-study resource that incorporates new learning technology. The course integrates multi-dimensional, life-like animation throughout the content -- with anatomy based on real patients with CD and actual injection technique demonstrations with Myobloc(R) (Botulinum Toxin Type B) Injectable Solution. The course can be accessed at http://www.myoblocuniversity.com.

"MYOBLOC(TM) University is for busy physician specialists who want to expand the scope of treatment options for their patients with cervical dystonia, and for those seeking a comprehensive review of the condition and the role of botulinum toxin type B," said Eric J. Pappert, MD, assistant professor of neurology and director of the Parkinson's Disease and Movement Disorders Program at the University of Texas Health Science Center in San Antonio, Texas and Vice President, Medical & Scientific Affairs of Solstice. Dr. Pappert led the development of MYOBLOC(TM) University.

CD is often a disabling and painful movement disorder that requires life- long management. Also known as spasmodic torticollis, it is a condition that primarily affects the cervical area of the neck. While the exact cause of CD is unknown, scientists believe the problem originates in the basal ganglia area of the brain that is instrumental in movement. The treatment goal is to lessen symptoms of spasms, pain and impaired posture, and to improve functionality.

"A broad range of treatment options are often needed to address the symptoms of cerv
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