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Leading Alzheimer's Disease Researcher Mark A. Smith, PhD Named Scientific Advisor at Advana Science
Date:5/21/2009

t chiefly by inhibiting acetylcholinesterase, the main enzyme that breaks down acetylcholine. These drugs may temporarily delay memory decline and treat Alzheimer's symptoms for some individuals, but none of the approved drugs has shown an ability to stop or prevent the neurodegeneration, so the disease continues to progress. Prevention of beta-amyloid protein formation is currently the main focus of biopharmaceutical scientific discovery.

Advana Science holds the rights to patents of safe, natural compounds that have been shown to intervene early in at-risk populations to prevent beta-amyloid protein deposits and dissolve or disrupt existing beta-amyloid formations. These natural compounds have been isolated from plant materials and are ready for the immediate use in nutraceutical and functional food applications for the consumer marketplace. Advana's first lead compound is called Neuromine(TM).

"We are excited to work with Dr. Smith who is a world-renowned researcher in cognitive function and Alzheimer's disease," said Peter Leighton, CEO, Advana Science. "His expertise will help us to further develop our scientific pipeline while also offering guidance for bringing cutting-edge breakthrough discoveries to those who can benefit most. His oversight will help us challenge the traditional paradigm of the nutraceutical industry by licensing scientifically validated natural compounds discovered with these advanced biotechnology tools."

Advana Science has the rights of over 40 patents to safe, natural compounds that have been shown to intervene early in at-risk populations to prevent beta-amyloid protein deposits and dissolve or disrupt existing beta-amyloid formations, a causative factor in Alzheimer's disease pathogenesis. These natural compounds have been isolated from plant materials and Advana is in the process of obtaining strategic licensing partners in a variety of marketing and distribution channels fo
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