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Lauren Sciences LLC awarded second Michael J. Fox Foundation grant to further develop V-Smart™ Therapeutic for Parkinson's disease
Date:6/24/2013

lopment, Lauren Sciences. "We hope it will be able to stop progression of, or reverse, Parkinson's disease, unlike other drugs that provide merely symptomatic relief. It is anticipated that the successful outcome of efficacy studies of our GDNF-loaded V-Smart vesicles in Parkinson's pre-clinical models could lead to future clinical studies in Parkinson's disease patients."

"Our latest studies demonstrate that the novel V-Smart nanovesicles can encapsulate GDNF, cross the BBB and release the encapsulated GDNF in areas of the brain affected by Parkinson's," said Eliahu Heldman, Ph.D., Chief Scientific Officer of Lauren Sciences. "Our next goal is to demonstrate that GDNF delivered by V-Smart vesicles is capable of protecting dopaminergic neurons from degeneration in animal model of PD. The success of this project would be an important milestone in the development of GDNF-based therapy for PD that would considerably improve Parkinson's patients' lives."


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Contact: Susan Rosenbaum
srosenbaum@laurensciences.com
212-737-0455
Lauren Sciences LLC
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