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Catalyst Pharmaceutical Partners Selected to Present at Epilepsy Conference Highlighting New and Promising Therapies
Date:2/17/2010

logical side effects profile," said Steven Miller, Ph.D., Catalyst's Chief Scientific Officer.  "CPP-115 was designed specifically to enhance the deactivation of GABA aminotransferase compared to Sabril®.  This enhanced action is expected to lead to significantly higher potency and may lead to reduced, or eliminated, visual field defects.  Sabril's® visual field defects are its most serious side effect and the main reason that the drug is sold only through a very restrictive Risk Evaluation and Mitigation Strategy (REMS) program.  We are hopeful that CPP-115 will prove to be an effective anti-epileptic with a more favorable safety and efficacy profile than Sabril®."

The conference features leading innovators, clinical investigators and industry leaders who provide insight into the discovery and development of pioneering drugs, biologics and devices for epilepsy with the goal of accelerating patient access to new treatments. The selected presenters are scheduled to discuss the most innovative therapies in development for epilepsy.  For additional program information, please visit www.epilepsy.com/node/985708.  

About CPP-115

CPP-115 is Catalyst's lead compound for the treatment of epilepsy and addiction being developed as part of an exclusive worldwide license between Northwestern University and Catalyst. CPP-115 is covered by two composition of matter patents related to a new class of GABA aminotransferase inhibitors. CPP-115 allows Catalyst to potentially explore a broad range of CNS applications, starting with epilepsy, which could benefit from the inhibition of GABA aminotransferase.


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