Navigation Links
Technology Pioneer 2009 - AC Immune Highlights Significant Clinical Milestones in Alzheimer's Disease Drug Development
Date:12/4/2008

LAUSANNE, Switzerland, December 4 /PRNewswire/ -- AC Immune SA, a leader in Alzheimer's disease drug development, announced today that the World Economic Forum has elected AC Immune as Technology Pioneer 2009 for its accomplishments as an innovation leader and for its breakthrough technologies that can have a deep impact on business and society.

Furthermore, AC Immune released that it has reached significant clinical milestones in the development of innovative therapies against Alzheimer's disease. The regulatory authorities have approved the Phase II clinical trial application of the small molecule ACI-91 for the treatment of mild to moderate Alzheimer's disease.

Thirdly, AC Immune disclosed that Genentech Inc., which develops the anti-Abeta antibody under an exclusive license agreement with AC Immune, was granted fast track designation by the U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA) for the clinical development program in mild to moderate Alzheimer's disease. Enrollment of the first patient in the Phase I clinical study during the third quarter of 2008 triggered a milestone payment to AC Immune of an undisclosed amount.

About AC Immune SA

AC Immune SA is leader in Alzheimer's disease drug development with their corporate headquarters in Ecublens/Lausanne, Switzerland. AC Immune combines its proprietary immunology (SupraAntigen(TM)) and chemistry (Morphomers(TM)) platform technologies to generate conformation-specific Alzheimer's therapies. AC Immune develops innovative therapeutics with "best in class" potential against Alzheimer's Disease along three axes: vaccines, antibodies and small molecules. The anti-Abeta antibody for passive immunization is partnered with Genentech and entered clinical Phase I trial in 2008. Two proprietary products, ACI-24 (vaccine) and ACI-91 (small molecule) are entering clinical trials in 2008/2009 and are backed by a rich portfolio of compounds at preclinical stage. Therapeutic molecules are leveraged for Alzheimer's disease diagnostic and other CNS and non-CNS diseases. Since its foundation in 2003, the company has raised CHF24 million in two financing rounds. At the end of 2006, the company closed a more than US$300 million out-licensing agreement with Genentech.

    For the full press release, please go tohttp://www.acimmune.com

    Contact:
    Prof. Andrea Pfeifer
    Chief Executive Officer
    Phone: +41-21-693-91-23
    E-Mail: andrea.pfeifer@acimmune.com
    Internet:http://www.acimmune.com

    Eva Schier
    Corporate Communications Manager
    Phone: +41-21-693-91-34
    E-Mail: eva.schier@acimmune.com
    Internet:http://www.acimmune.com



'/>"/>
SOURCE AC Immune SA
Copyright©2008 PR Newswire.
All rights reserved

Related biology technology :

1. Spherix Shareholders Support Companys Focus on Naturlose, Biotechnology
2. Novel Technology Breaks Through Cancer Pain
3. Amyris Biotechnologies Co-Founder Neil Renninger Named to Technology Reviews Prestigious TR35 List of Top Young Innovators
4. Advanced Cell Technology Announces Proposed Financing
5. Advanced Cell Technologys Dr. Robert Lanza Makes List of 100 Most Inspiring People in the Life-Sciences Industry
6. Operon Biotechnologies and DNA2.0 Announce Co-Marketing and Technology Development Partnership
7. BioMarin Licenses Technology From Leading Cystic Fibrosis Research Laboratory at the University of California, San Francisco
8. Microchip Biotechnologies, Inc. Secures Exclusive License to Use New University of Alberta Technology for Developing Microfluidic Devices
9. MedImmune Licenses Reverse Genetics Technology to Novartis for Use in Influenza Vaccine Development and Production
10. China Technology Announces New Chief Financial Officer
11. Medinet Licenses MaxCyte Cell Loading Technology for Cancer Immunotherapy in Japan
Post Your Comments:
*Name:
*Comment:
*Email:
(Date:6/23/2016)... , June 23, 2016 On ... session at 4,833.32, down 0.22%; the Dow Jones Industrial Average ... 500 closed at 2,085.45, down 0.17%. Stock-Callers.com has initiated coverage ... INFI ), Nektar Therapeutics (NASDAQ: NKTR ), Aralez ... Inc. (NASDAQ: BIND ). Learn more about these ...
(Date:6/23/2016)... ... June 23, 2016 , ... ... and technical consulting, provides a free webinar on Performing Quality Investigations: ... 2016 at 12pm CT at no charge. , Incomplete investigations are still a ...
(Date:6/23/2016)... 2016  Amgen (NASDAQ: AMGN ) today ... life sciences incubator to accelerate the development of ... space at QB3@953 was created to help high-potential life ... many early stage organizations - access to laboratory infrastructure. ... launched two "Amgen Golden Ticket" awards, providing each winner ...
(Date:6/22/2016)... , June 22, 2016 Cell Applications, ... allow them to produce up to one billion ... lot within one week. These high-quality, consistent stem ... preparing cells and spend more time doing meaningful, ... a proprietary, high-volume manufacturing process that produces affordable, ...
Breaking Biology Technology:
(Date:6/1/2016)... 2016 Favorable Government Initiatives Coupled ... Criminal Identification to Boost Global Biometrics System Market Through ... Research report, " Global Biometrics Market By Type, ... Opportunities, 2011 - 2021", the global biometrics market is ... account of growing security concerns across various end use ...
(Date:5/9/2016)... Elevay is currently known as ... for high net worth professionals seeking travel for work ... world, there is still no substitute for a face-to-face ... your deal with a firm handshake. This is why ... of citizenship via investment programs like those offered by ...
(Date:4/26/2016)... DUBLIN , April 27, 2016 ... of the  "Global Multi-modal Biometrics Market 2016-2020"  report ... ) , The analysts forecast ... a CAGR of 15.49% during the period 2016-2020.  ... a number of sectors such as the healthcare, ...
Breaking Biology News(10 mins):