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Fifth DSMB Meeting Supports Neurobiological Technologies' Continuation of Phase 3 Stroke Trials With Viprinex(TM) (ancrod)
Date:4/16/2008

EMERYVILLE, Calif., April 16 /PRNewswire-FirstCall/ -- Neurobiological Technologies, Inc. (NTI(R)) (Nasdaq: NTII), today announced that after a scheduled review, an independent data safety monitoring board (DSMB) has recommended continuation of the company's two Phase 3 clinical trials to determine whether a brief intravenous infusion of Viprinex(TM) (ancrod) started within 6 hours of stroke onset improves functional outcome at 3 months. This is the fifth DSMB meeting for the Ancrod Stroke Program (ASP). The two trials are:

-- ASP-I, the Study of Acute Viprinex for Emergency Stroke: A Randomized,

Double-Blind, Placebo-Controlled Study of Ancrod in Subjects Beginning

Treatment Within 6 Hours of the Onset of Acute, Ischemic Stroke.

-- ASP-II- A Randomized, Double-Blind, Placebo-Controlled Study of Ancrod

in Subjects Beginning Treatment within 6 Hours of the Onset of Acute,

Ischemic Stroke.

About Neurobiological Technologies:

Neurobiological Technologies, Inc, (Nasdaq: NTII) is a biopharmaceutical company focused on developing novel, first-in-class agents for central nervous system conditions and other serious unmet medical needs. The Company's most advanced product candidate in phase 3 clinical testing is Viprinex(TM) (ancrod), a novel agent with multiple mechanisms that is specifically designed to expand the treatment window for treating acute ischemic stroke, one of the most prevalent, debilitating and costly diseases in the world for which there ar
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