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U-M Researchers Receive $1.8 Million Grant to Develop New Therapy for Neuropathic Pain
Date:11/9/2009

gator Dr. Marina Mata, M.D., also a professor of Neurology.

"We routinely create new vectors and produce them in the laboratory for animal studies, but in order to have a vector that is approved for human use requires a series of extraordinarily expensive steps. This grant should allow us to begin the human trial in patients with painful diabetic neuropathy within two years."

Construction of the vector will be carried out under contract by Diamyd, Inc. of Pittsburgh, PA. Diamyd is funding the phase 1 trial of the preproenkephalin vector, and has licensed the patents to the vector technology.

The researchers believe that the use of HSV vectors holds promise not only for the treatment of pain but also ultimately for the treatment of peripheral neuropathy itself.

Fink has received research funding from Diamyd related to the human trial of the preproenkephalin vector. He has no equity interest in nor any consulting agreements with Diamyd.

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