Navigation Links
The "DNDi Project of the Year": The Development of Fexinidazole to Treat "Sleeping Sickness"

NERVIANO, Italy, June 27 /PRNewswire/ --

- Accelera Recognised as Key Partner in the Development of a New Therapy

The development of fexinidazole for the treatment of African trypanosomiasis, commonly known as "sleeping sickness", by DNDi (Drugs for Neglected Diseases initiative), along with Accelera, a business unit of Nerviano Medical Sciences (NMS), is to be honoured as one of DNDi's Success Stories of the Year. The award will be conferred today in New York, at the prestigious headquarters of the New York Academy of Sciences, during the first annual Stakeholders' Meeting of DNDi. Accelera is recognised as DNDi's key partner in the non-clinical development of fexinidazole.

"We are proud to receive this recognition," comments Dr. Marco Brughera - Vice President of Accelera - "and happy to be able to contribute to improving the health of populations living in the poorest countries. We were delighted to be selected from among several international Contract Research Organisations (CROs) to be DNDi's partner of choice for characterizing the preclinical profile of fexinidazole"

"The preclinical work to support the profiling of fexinidazole started at Accelera more than one year ago," Dr Brughera points out "and included a series of in vitro and preliminary activities followed by a full package of tolerability and safety studies as requested by Regulatory Authorities. The results obtained have allowed DNDi to proceed to the next stage of fexinidazole's development, with a quick registration being a primary goal."

Accelera carries out preclinical development activities for molecules targeting various different therapeutic classes, including collaborations aimed at defining therapeutic solutions for other "neglected diseases," such as malaria, visceral leishmaniasis, African trypanosomiasis, and Chagas' disease.

"Our pride in this recognition is twofold: on the one hand there is the satisfaction of being an active collaborator within such international projects, and on the other the knowledge that we have been able to make our contribution to a humanitarian initiative like that of DNDi," continues Giampiero Duglio, Managing Director of NMS.

About Accelera (

Accelera, BU of Nerviano Medical Sciences, is a premium tier Contract Research Organization (CRO), working and collaborating with pharmaceutical and biotechnology companies around the world. Committed to offering the highest levels of service throughout drug discovery and development, our expertise can make a difference, right from the start.

About Nerviano Medical Sciences - NMS (

NMS is a research based company dedicated to the discovery and development of breakthrough new chemical entities (NCEs) for the treatment of cancer. NMS was incorporated in May 2004 as a spin-off from Pfizer and is wholly owned by the Rome-based Congregazione dei Figli dell'Immacolata Concezione (CFIC).

For further information please contact:

Accelera (Nerviano Medical Sciences)

Maria D'Acquino, mob +39-335-1863052


SOURCE Nerviano Medical Sciences (NMS): Accelera
Copyright©2008 PR Newswire.
All rights reserved

Related medicine news :

1. QI projects may -- or may not -- improve patient safety and outcomes
2. MU researchers to collaborate on $20 million project
3. Fry Construction Selected for High-Profile Medical Imaging Project
4. Jacobs Receives Contract for New Hospital Project in Belgium
5. IVCC launches groundbreaking insecticide projects with Bayer and Syngenta
6. Global Health Project targets reducing AIDS among Indias adolescents
7. Uncontrolled Blood Pressure Highest Among Hispanics, Prompting New Hypertension Project in San Antonio
8. New Business Development of Multi-Hospital Project!
9. ARIZONA METH PROJECT Unveils Arizonas Anti-Meth Youth Pledge and Kicks Off Phase Two of Public Awareness Campaign
10. Meth Project Advertisements Selected for National Prevention Campaign
11. Pillow, PAs Great American Sleep Better(TM)Project Reports Results
Post Your Comments:
(Date:11/27/2015)... ... November 27, 2015 , ... Intellitec Solutions announced today that ... (MSDSLUG). Recognized as Microsoft’s official group for end users of Dynamics SL ERP ... partners, industry experts and representatives. Intellitec Solutions’ membership status demonstrates their ongoing commitment ...
(Date:11/27/2015)... , ... November 27, 2015 , ... ... Secura Consultants has prided itself for not only fulfilling the needs of advisers ... solutions at an affordable price and providing top-tier customer service. However, there's always ...
(Date:11/27/2015)... ... November 27, 2015 , ... CBD College is proud to ... Programs (CAAHEP) awarded accreditation to its Diagnostic Medical Sonography program. CBD College is honored ... one of twelve colleges and universities in the state of California make the cut. ...
(Date:11/27/2015)... ... November 27, 2015 , ... Dr. Thomas Dunlap and Dr. ... Tucker Bierbaum with Emergency Medicine at St., Joseph Health System’s Santa Rosa Memorial ... conditions present in similar ways and require time-critical intervention to avoid large area heart ...
(Date:11/27/2015)... ... November 27, 2015 , ... Indosoft ... announces the incorporation of Asterisk 11 LTS (Long Term Support) into its Q-Suite ... LTS brings Q-Suite 5.10 up-to-date with a version of Asterisk that will receive ...
Breaking Medicine News(10 mins):
(Date:11/26/2015)... Nov. 26, 2015 Research and Markets ( ... Cardiac Pacemaker Market Outlook to 2019 - Rise in Cardiac ... " report to their offering. ... Boston scientific and others. --> ... Medtronic, Biotronik, Boston scientific and others. ...
(Date:11/26/2015)... Research and Markets ( ) ... Future Horizons and Growth Strategies in the Japanese ... Segment Forecasts, Competitive Intelligence, Emerging Opportunities" report ... --> This new 247-page report ... drug monitoring market, including emerging tests, technologies, instrumentation, ...
(Date:11/26/2015)... DUBLIN , November 26, 2015 ... has announced the addition of the  ... in the Global Cell Surface Testing ... Opportunities" report to their offering.  ... the addition of the  "2016 Future ...
Breaking Medicine Technology: