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

CPP-115 has been shown to be at least 200 times more potent than vigabatrin in both in-vitro and animal model studies.  This increased potency could enable the development of superior or alternative dosage forms compared with the marketed version of vigabatrin, Sabril®.  It may also have superior specificity to GABA aminotransferase and, possibly, a better side effect profile (e.g. less visual field defects) compared to Sabril®. The Company believes that CPP-115 and other compounds that may be developed under the Northwestern license are, in addition to vigabatrin, the only drugs currently in development, or on the market, having GABA aminotransferase inhibition as their primary mode of action.

Dr. Richard B. Silverman, the John Evans Professor of Chemistry at Northwestern University, led the team of scientists that invented these compounds. Dr. Silverman holds 41 patents and is the inventor of pregabalin (Lyrica® marketed by Pfizer).  He is the recipient of numerous awards, most recently the 2009 Perkin Medal, has published over 250 peer reviewed articles, and has written four books over his 33 year career in academia.  Complete details of Dr. Silverman's achievements can be found at http://chemgroups.northwestern.edu/silverman/.

About Catalyst Pharmaceutical Partners

Catalyst Pharmaceutical Partners, Inc. is a biopharmaceutical company focused on the development and commercialization of prescription drugs targeting diseases of the central nervous system with a focus on the treatment of drug addiction and epilepsy. The Company has obtained
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