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Cerecor Acquires Rights to Merck COMT Inhibitors
Date:3/20/2013

ug development," stated Dr. Reza Mazhari , Cerecor's VP of Drug Discovery and Development. 

Under the terms of the agreement, Cerecor will evaluate more than 2,000 molecules and select lead candidates for clinical development. Consideration includes milestone payments and royalties consistent with other preclinical licenses in neuroscience. Cerecor anticipates completing the technology transfer activities in 2013. 

"Adding COMT inhibitors to our drug development portfolio enhances our mission. Cerecor continues to focus on targets or technologies that have demonstrated human proof of concept, and for which biomarkers could be used to steer early clinical development. We are delighted that Merck has chosen Cerecor to help realize the value of such an innovative body of work as contained within their COMT patent portfolio," added Dr. Blake Paterson , Cerecor's co-founder and CEO.

"Cerecor's approach to the development of safe and effective therapies, combined with its experienced management team, makes them ideally suited to help advance this platform targeted for the treatment of CNS diseases," said Dr. Richard Hargreaves , Vice President, Worldwide Head of Basic Research, Neuroscience, Merck Research Laboratories.

About Cerecor

Cerecor Inc is a biopharmaceutical company focused on the discovery, development and commercialization of prescription pharmaceuticals whose primary activity is in the human nervous system. We are a Delaware corporation, based in Baltimore and co-founded in April 2011 by Drs. Solomon Snyder , Barbara Slusher , Blake Paterson and Mr. Isaac Blech . Cerecor is focused on translational medicine – the accelerated transfer of techn
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