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Cerecor Acquires Rights to NR2B Receptor Antagonist from Merck
Date:4/19/2013

Cerecor's co-founder and CEO. "Patients and families who have struggled with severe refractory depression and suicidality easily recognize the need for more effective treatments, and we will develop MK-0657 with the purpose that befits such an important unmet need."

"Merck is pleased to sign this agreement with Cerecor as part of its ongoing out-licensing strategy.  Cerecor has established scientific and clinical expertise in the area of treatment resistant depression, an area of significant unmet medical need," said Dr. David Michelson , Vice President of Clinical Neuroscience and Ophthalmology, 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 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 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 technology from the laboratory to early human trials, with the mission of commercializing therapeutics that make a difference.  www.cerecor.com

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