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Alseres Pharmaceuticals' Announces Expansion of the Cethrin(R) Acute Spinal Cord Injury (SCI) Phase I/IIA Clinical Trial
Date:9/24/2007

Data Safety Monitoring Board (DSMB) Authorizes Enrollment of Cervical

Patients at Current Highest Authorized Dosage Level

HOPKINTON, Mass., Sept. 24 /PRNewswire-FirstCall/ -- Alseres Pharmaceuticals (Nasdaq: ALSE) today announced that its independent Data Safety Monitoring Board (DSMB) has unanimously authorized expanding the Company's Phase I/IIa clinical trial in acute spinal cord injury (SCI) to allow subjects with cervical SCI to be treated with a 9 mg dose of Cethrin(R). This recommendation is based on the safety analyses of data from thoracic subjects who have been treated at the 9mg dosage level and overall evaluation of safety of the drug in this clinical trial to date.

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In this clinical trial each dose level is first given to thoracic SCI subjects and then, following review by the DSMB, the dose level is extended to cervical subjects. Authorization to administer a 9 mg dose in this clinical trial was given by the U.S. Food and Drug Administration in June 2007 and earlier by Health Canada. Cervical spinal cord injuries occur in the vertebrae of the neck and often result in quadriplegia; thoracic spinal injury occurs in the region of the back between the neck and the pelvis often resulting in paraplegia.

Alseres' DSMB is composed of independent medical and statistical experts who evaluate the safety of the clinical trial being conducted at 9 sites in the US and Canada. The Company expects enrollment in the trial to conclude by the end of 2007.

"The DSMB's recommendation is an important step in the Cethrin clinical plan," c
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