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Avicena Scientific Collaborator Advances Program for Using Energy Enhancing Molecules to Treat Neuromuscular Diseases
Date:8/24/2007

PALO ALTO, Calif., Aug. 24 /PRNewswire-FirstCall/ -- Avicena Group, Inc. (OTC Bulletin Board: AVGO), a late stage biotechnology company that develops central nervous system therapeutics for neurodegenerative diseases, announced today that Mark A. Tarnopolsky, MD, PhD, FRCPC, professor at McMaster University in Hamilton, Ontario, Canada, presented a summary of findings demonstrating the positive effect of energy enhancing compounds for the potential treatment of neuromuscular diseases.

The findings were presented at the 10th International Congress on Amino Acids and Proteins (ICAAP) in Kallithea, Chalkidiki, Greece and is part of an ongoing collaborative program with Avicena to identify energy enhancing molecules as potential therapeutic agents for applications in neuromuscular diseases.

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Avicena Group, Inc. (OTC Bulletin Board: AVGO) is a Palo Alto, California based late stage biotechnology company that develops central nervous system therapeutics for neurodegenerative diseases. The company's core technologies, supported by a robust IP portfolio, have broad applications in both pharmaceuticals and dermaceuticals. Avicena's pharmaceutical program centers on rare neurological disorders (orphan diseases). The company is currently analyzing data from its Phase IIb/III trial in ALS. Near term, Avicena intends to initiate a Phase III trial in Huntington's disease to accompany the ongoing NIH Phase III trial in Parkinson's disease. Avicena's science is well established and its products are safe and well tolerated. Unlike traditional biotechnology companies, Avicena's clinical programs are largely funded by government and non-profit organizations. Avicena presently derives revenue from the sale of proprietary dermaceutical ingredients to skin care manufacturers.

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