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Michael J. Fox Foundation Awards $2.8 Million to Drive Development of Parkinson's Disease Biomarker Pipeline
Date:2/4/2010

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David E. Vaillancourt, PhD, University of Illinois at Chicago

Development of alpha6-selective Neuronal Nicotinic Receptor Imaging Agent as a Parkinson's Disease Biomarker

Daniel Yohannes, PhD, Targacept, Inc.

The Michael J. Fox Foundation has been a leader in the development of PD biomarkers for several years, with investments of nearly $23 million to date. Recognizing the critical need for an orchestrated, fieldwide strategy to drive tangible progress, MJFF is also launching a comprehensive biomarker discovery and verification effort in 2010.


The Michael J. Fox Foundation is dedicated to ensuring the development of better treatments, and ultimately a cure, for Parkinson's disease through an aggressively funded research agenda. MJFF has funded over $170 million in research to date. 

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