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Berg Pharma and the Parkinson's Institute ink R&D collaboration to drive disease understanding and accelerate therapeutic and diagnostic development in Parkinson's Disease
Date:6/25/2012

CAMBRIDGE, Mass. and SUNNYVALE, Calif., June 25, 2012 /PRNewswire/ -- Berg Pharma, a Boston-based pharmaceutical company and the renowned Parkinson's Institute announced a unique partnership that would enable a more robust modeling in the investigation of Parkinson's Disease (PD).  There are approximately one million Americans who live with the disease with 50,000 new cases per year and this rate is expected to rise with an aging baby boomer population. The underlying pathophysiology and disease understanding of PD still remains elusive due to a combination of disease complexity and lack of predictive capability of existing models. 

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Dr. William Langston, Founder, Scientific Director, and CEO of the Parkinson's Institute said, "We believe that with the in depth knowledge of Parkinson's disease we have at the Institute and the exciting new Berg Interrogative Biology platform, there is a real possibility that we accelerate our mission of finding the cause and cure for the disease, for these reasons we are very excited about this collaboration."

The hallmark discovery of the association of MPTP and parkinsonism in 1982 by Dr. William Langston, an internationally renowned neurology researcher and advisor to the Michael J. Fox Foundation, opened the field up to research and today leads the Institute that houses a strong clinical and research capability. 

Niven R. Narain, Co-founder, President, and CTO of Berg Pharma commented, "The opportunity to collaborate with a giant such as Dr. Langston and gain the years of expertise, clinical insight, and collaborative research combined with the power of Interrogative Biology® should unravel key insight into this unrelenting illness and allow for enhanced clinical management and first-in-class diagno
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