Navigation Links
PTC Therapeutics Receives $2.6 Million in Government Grants
Date:6/15/2009

- Funding supports continued focus on rare disorders -

SOUTH PLAINFIELD, N.J., June 15 /PRNewswire/ -- PTC Therapeutics, Inc. (PTC) today announced the receipt of two government grants to support clinical development programs in rare disorders. The U.S. Department of Defense Neurofibromatosis Research Program has awarded an $822,345 grant to support a new open-label Phase 2 clinical trial of PTC's product candidate PTC299 in neurofibromatosis type 2 (NF2), a rare genetic tumor. Separately, the Food and Drug Administration (FDA) Office of Orphan Products Development has awarded PTC a four-year, $1.6 million grant towards its ongoing pivotal trial of ataluren (PTC124(TM)) in nonsense mutation Duchenne and Becker muscular dystrophy (nmDMD/BMD).

(Logo: http://www.newscom.com/cgi-bin/prnh/20010919/PTCLOGO )

"We are honored to receive these grant awards from the FDA and from the Department of Defense," said Stuart W. Peltz, Ph.D., president and Chief Executive Officer of PTC Therapeutics. "Obtaining peer-reviewed grant awards are a strong endorsement of PTC's science and support our strong commitment to developing innovative medicines in areas of high unmet medical need."

Patients with NF2, a rare genetic disorder of the central nervous system, typically develop tumors that compress the auditory nerves, often leading to deafness and problems with balance. If unchecked, NF2-related tumors may eventually damage other cranial nerves and the brainstem, becoming life threatening. Current standard treatments for NF2-related tumors include surgery and radiation therapy. VEGF plays a critical role in angiogenesis, or the formation of new blood vessels, and supports tumor growth in patients with NF2. PTC299 is a novel, orally administ
'/>"/>

SOURCE PTC Therapeutics, Inc.
Copyright©2009 PR Newswire.
All rights reserved

Page: 1 2 3 4

Related biology technology :

1. Vicus Therapeutics to Present at the 234th American Chemical Society National Meeting in Boston, MA
2. DJO Incorporateds Pending Merger With ReAble Therapeutics Clears U.S. Antitrust Review
3. PeriCor Therapeutics Announces Closing of Licensing Agreement for Acadesine with Schering-Plough Corporation
4. Systems Medicine (SM), a Subsidiary of Cell Therapeutics, Inc. (CTI), Announces Execution of CRADA with NCI/NIH to Develop Potential Cancer Treatments Targeting the Insulin Growth Factor (IGF) Pathway
5. Amsterdam Molecular Therapeutics to Release H1 2007 Results on August 29, 2007
6. Nektar Therapeutics Appoints Tim Harkness as Chief Financial Officer
7. ExonHit Therapeutics: Allergan and ExonHits First Collaboration Compound to Begin Human Clinical Trials
8. Cell Therapeutics, Inc. Takes Corrective Actions in Response to Nasdaq Determination
9. Amsterdam Molecular Therapeutics Reports Half Year Results 2007
10. Nektar Therapeutics Appoints Lutz Lingnau as New Board Member
11. Anesiva Grants Specific-Use License of Its Needle-Free Drug Delivery Technology to Particle Therapeutics for Diabetes Drug
Post Your Comments:
*Name:
*Comment:
*Email:
(Date:9/20/2014)... and PITTSFIELD, Massachusetts, USA (PRWEB) September 20, 2014 ... for the prestigious 2015 Prism Awards for Photonics ... product inventions from the multi-billion dollar optics and photonics ... society for optics and photonics , and Photonics ... as well as the versatility of photonics, said SPIE ...
(Date:9/20/2014)... HealthTronics, Inc. , a leading ... and services, has signed a distribution agreement through ... for its high precision laser technology. ... mobile, surgical technology—offering more choices for healthcare providers ... will make available Clinicon’s FDA-cleared SureLase™ CO2 Laser ...
(Date:9/20/2014)... MediVet America and NanoFiber ... surgery at the specialized Wolvega Horse Clinic. , Due ... tendon was ruptured 90% and her deep digital flexor ... death sentence for a horse. , The clinic has ... . This revolutionary regenerative option for ruptured tendons ...
(Date:9/19/2014)... Sept. 19, 2014  InterMune, Inc. (Nasdaq: ... Memorandum of Understanding to settle the litigation in the ... Plan of Merger dated as of August 22, 2014, ... Inc.  As one term of the Memorandum of Understanding, ... forth in the attached exhibit reflecting the amendment to ...
Breaking Biology Technology:Entry deadline is 10 October for international photonics Prism Awards 2Entry deadline is 10 October for international photonics Prism Awards 3Entry deadline is 10 October for international photonics Prism Awards 4HealthTronics Announces Distribution Agreement with Clinicon-Laser Surgical Device Expands Minimally Invasive, Mobile Technology Portfolio 2HealthTronics Announces Distribution Agreement with Clinicon-Laser Surgical Device Expands Minimally Invasive, Mobile Technology Portfolio 3World’s first tendon replacement using Nanofiber and activated MediVet Stem Cell Fraction 2World’s first tendon replacement using Nanofiber and activated MediVet Stem Cell Fraction 3InterMune Reports Memorandum of Understanding in Connection with Consolidated Delaware Action 2InterMune Reports Memorandum of Understanding in Connection with Consolidated Delaware Action 3InterMune Reports Memorandum of Understanding in Connection with Consolidated Delaware Action 4InterMune Reports Memorandum of Understanding in Connection with Consolidated Delaware Action 5InterMune Reports Memorandum of Understanding in Connection with Consolidated Delaware Action 6InterMune Reports Memorandum of Understanding in Connection with Consolidated Delaware Action 7InterMune Reports Memorandum of Understanding in Connection with Consolidated Delaware Action 8InterMune Reports Memorandum of Understanding in Connection with Consolidated Delaware Action 9InterMune Reports Memorandum of Understanding in Connection with Consolidated Delaware Action 10InterMune Reports Memorandum of Understanding in Connection with Consolidated Delaware Action 11InterMune Reports Memorandum of Understanding in Connection with Consolidated Delaware Action 12InterMune Reports Memorandum of Understanding in Connection with Consolidated Delaware Action 13InterMune Reports Memorandum of Understanding in Connection with Consolidated Delaware Action 14InterMune Reports Memorandum of Understanding in Connection with Consolidated Delaware Action 15InterMune Reports Memorandum of Understanding in Connection with Consolidated Delaware Action 16InterMune Reports Memorandum of Understanding in Connection with Consolidated Delaware Action 17InterMune Reports Memorandum of Understanding in Connection with Consolidated Delaware Action 18InterMune Reports Memorandum of Understanding in Connection with Consolidated Delaware Action 19
... ,,, Many different tissue types on ... , Carolyn Thomas ,Stratagene , Stratagenes Complete ... refinement of tissue array technology through optimized,tissue ... morphology,antigenicity of proteins, and nucleic acid reactivity. ...
... Characterize gene distribution in your cDNA , ... introduce six pairs of control RT-PCR primers that ... various expression levels. These,primer sets provide insight into ... classes of transcripts and whether full-length or near ...
... Better temperature uniformity allows for better control of ... Moores Jason Capodanno ,Michael Rahilly ,Stratagene , ... ,produces consistent PCR results in every well. The ... techniques that are optimized for block,temperature uniformity. In ...
Cached Biology Technology:Innovative Tissue Array Technology for High-Throughput Screening of Gene,Expression 2Innovative Tissue Array Technology for High-Throughput Screening of Gene,Expression 3Innovative Tissue Array Technology for High-Throughput Screening of Gene,Expression 4Innovative Tissue Array Technology for High-Throughput Screening of Gene,Expression 5Control RT-PCR Primers for Human Gene Transcripts with Varying Abundance 2Control RT-PCR Primers for Human Gene Transcripts with Varying Abundance 3Control RT-PCR Primers for Human Gene Transcripts with Varying Abundance 4Control RT-PCR Primers for Human Gene Transcripts with Varying Abundance 5Control RT-PCR Primers for Human Gene Transcripts with Varying Abundance 6Effects of Thermal Cycler Well-To-Well Temperature Uniformity on PCR Results 2Effects of Thermal Cycler Well-To-Well Temperature Uniformity on PCR Results 3Effects of Thermal Cycler Well-To-Well Temperature Uniformity on PCR Results 4Effects of Thermal Cycler Well-To-Well Temperature Uniformity on PCR Results 5
(Date:9/19/2014)... dinosaurs a newly discovered hadrosaur with a ... Rhinorex condrupus by paleontologists from North ... in what is now Utah approximately 75 million ... Rhinorex, which translates roughly into "King Nose," was ... Cretaceous hadrosaurs like Parasaurolophus and Edmontosaurus. Hadrosaurs are ...
(Date:9/19/2014)... by researchers from several Harvard University labs in ... and aspiring researchers with the intellectual raw materials ... from soft, flexible materials. , With the advent ... advances in manufacturing technology, soft robotics is emerging ... from conventional rigid robot design, but working with ...
(Date:9/19/2014)... the unique bioelectric signaling system of the electric fish, ... The OU researcher is working to understand how these ... used to map the world around them. Electric ... discharges a second throughout their lives. The energetic ... necessary for survival. , "There is evidence that electric ...
Breaking Biology News(10 mins):New hadrosaur noses into spotlight 2Soft robotics 'toolkit' features everything a robot-maker needs 2
... researchers sometimes need to put on the hip waders, pull ... compares to the real world. According to a Stanford University ... of Science, Mother Nature is more predictable than lab experiments ... stickleback, nature took advantage of the same genetic trick time ...
... scientists report in the journal Nature that the "missing" ... up by splicing together sequences in distant parts of ... Dieter Söll in the Department of Molecular Biophysics and ... with a known genome sequence. Nanoarchaeum equitans, is a ...
... the University of Cincinnati (UC) College of Medicine have ... stroke known as cerebral vasospasm. , A constriction of ... occurs three to 10 days following a massive brain ... who survive the initial stroke develop vasospasm, and 40 ...
Cached Biology News:Same mutation aided evolution in many fish species, Stanford study finds 2Same mutation aided evolution in many fish species, Stanford study finds 3Researchers find missing genes of ancient organism 2Researchers discover molecule that causes secondary stroke 2
The new Silencer siRNA Starter Kit is perfect for researchers new to RNAi. It provides all of the reagents, protocols, and instructions necessary to get underway with siRNA transfection and ensure su...
... in plasma from juvenile or male fish is ... chemicals (EDCs) with estrogenic effects in fish. Quantification ... for the estrogenic effects of EDCs in fish. ... double-antibody immunometric (sandwich) EIA for analyzing Vtg in ...
... synthetic peptide whose sequence is from rat SCAMP 5. The ... - N(217) - Q - P - Q - T - ... - N - Y - T - Y - S - ... control experiments with the polyclonal antibody that reacts with this product ...
... a novel target for which no antibody exists? ... custom antibodies for a variety of pharmaceutical, biotech ... to put our technology and expertise in antibody ... to our patented RabMAb development technology , High ...
Biology Products: