RYE, N.Y., Nov. 2, 2010 /PRNewswire/ -- Curemark LLC, a drug research and development company focused on the treatment of neurological diseases, announced today that it has been awarded a grant by the United States government under the Qualifying Therapeutic Discovery Project (QTDP) Program to advance the development of its lead product CM-AT for autism. CM-AT is presently in Phase III clinical trials at 18 sites around the US.
The QTDP grant program provides support for innovative projects that are determined by the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services to have reasonable potential to result in a new therapy, reduce health care costs, or significantly advance the goal of curing cancer. The QTDP program was created by Congress on May 21, 2010 under Section 48D of the Internal Revenue Code, as enacted under the Patient Protection and Affordable Care Act.
Dr. Joan Fallon, Curemark CEO, commented: "We are very appreciative of the recognition and support provided by this award for CM-AT that has the potential to treat the symptoms of autism, and also provide significant economic benefits to our community."
CM-AT, Curemark's autism treatment, targets enzyme deficiencies in autistic children that affect the availability of amino acids, the building blocks of chemicals essential for brain function. The company is currently conducting Phase III CM-AT trials at 18 sites nationwide with a planned total of 170 children. If approved, CM-AT, which has been granted Fast Track status from the FDA, will be one of the first therapies to address the underlying physiology of autism.
About CUREMARK LLC
Curemark is a drug research and development company focused on the treatment of neurological and other diseases, especially those with dysautonomic components, by addressing certain key gastrointestinal/pancreatic secretory deficiencies. The company's initial products are based upon breakthrough observations by its founder, Dr. Joan Fallon, which revealed a lack of protein digestion in children with autism and ADHD. To learn more about our innovative science, visit www.curemark.com
Safe Harbor Statement
This news release contains forward-looking statements that involve risks and uncertainties that could cause our actual results and experiences to differ materially from anticipated results and expectations expressed in such forward-looking statement. These forward-looking statements include, without limitation, statements regarding the mechanism of action of CM-AT, its potential advantages, its potential for use in treating autism, as well as the timing, progress and anticipated results of the clinical development and regulatory processes concerning CM-AT. These statements are based on our current beliefs and expectations as to such future outcomes, and are subject to known and unknown risks and uncertainties that may cause actual future experience and results to differ materially from the statements made. Factors that might cause such a material difference include, among others, risks that the results of clinical trials will not support our claims or beliefs concerning the effectiveness of CM-AT, our ability to finance our development of CM-AT, regulatory risks, and our reliance on third party researchers and other collaborators. We assume no obligation to update these statements, except as required by law.
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