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Synteract and MediciNova Partner in "Fight For Air Walk" to Support the American Lung Association in California
Date:11/10/2011

SAN DIEGO, Nov. 10, 2011 /PRNewswire/ -- Synteract, Inc., a full-service, global contract research organization (CRO), and MediciNova, Inc., a publicly traded biopharmaceutical company focused on novel, small-molecule therapeutics for the treatment of serious diseases, will team up to support the American Lung Association (ALA) in California in their annual Fight For Air Walk through team participation and donations. The two companies also are working together on a Phase 2 trial studying MediciNova's compound MN-221 to combat asthma and chronic obstructive pulmonary disease (COPD).

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The American Lung Association Fight For Air Walk is a statewide event held at venues throughout California to increase awareness and raise funds for the Lung Association's fight for clean air and healthy lungs. Synteract and MediciNova will each field walking teams on Sunday, Nov. 13th at Embarcadero Park South in San Diego in recognition of Lung Cancer Awareness Month and COPD Awareness Month, both in November. Synteract exceeded its original team fundraising goal and has already doubled the amount. The company-wide initiative includes bake sales and other activities that support fundraising. The three-mile walk will bring co-workers, friends and families together in support of the work of the American Lung Association in California.

"Synteract and MediciNova are pleased to be able to help the American Lung Association in its fundraising efforts and education of the community about such debilitating diseases as asthma and COPD," said Ali Sadighian, vice president, business development at Synteract. "With the support of our team walkers, we are participating in ALA's efforts to save lives today an
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