Navigation Links
Foundation Venture Capital Group Invests in Start-Up Company Developing Blood Test to Determine Risk and Diagnose Alzheimer's Disease
Date:5/14/2010

," explained George F. Heinrich, M.D., vice chair and CEO of Foundation Venture Capital Group.  "His success could help ease the suffering of millions of people worldwide as they struggle with this devastating disease."

Dr. Nagele explained that brain-reactive autoantibodies and amyloid beta peptides are abundant in the blood but are unable to cross the blood brain barrier in healthy individuals.  His research now shows that these autoantibodies and peptides can readily penetrate through defects in the barrier that result from degenerative conditions common to vascular systems of older individuals.  

"We found that once these autoantibodies and peptides leak into brain tissue, they selectively bind to neurons in the brain that are most affected by Alzheimer's - cells that are critical to memory and higher thinking," he said. "Our hope is that these results will spark development of new therapies aimed at lowering blood levels of these peptides which could slow progression or circumvent this devastating illness."

Foundation Venture Capital Group, an affiliate of New Jersey Health Foundation, was founded in 2006 to invest only in commercially viable new start-up companies developing technology at UMDNJ. Since that time it has invested in four other UMDNJ companies including Actinobac Biomed Inc., developing a therapeutic agent targeting blood cells for the treatment of hematological malignancies; CellXplore, Inc., engaged in the development of biomarker-based in vitro diagnostic assays for cancer; Longevica Pharmaceuticals, Inc. developing a chemoprotective agent that may keep normal cells healthy during cancer treatments; and Snowdon Pharmaceuticals, a drug discovery company focused on several major therapeutic areas.

For more information, contact James Golubieski,
'/>"/>

SOURCE Foundation Venture Capital Group, LLC
Copyright©2010 PR Newswire.
All rights reserved

Page: 1 2 3

Related medicine technology :

1. The Arkansas Hospital Auxiliary Association and the MedicAlert Foundation Partner to Offer Emergency Medical Information and Identification Services for Arkansans
2. The Gift of Hearing Will be Delivered Free to Over 75 Beneficiaries, as Speedway Childrens Charities and the Starkey Hearing Foundation Host Get in Gear to Help Children Hear
3. Alzheimers Drug Discovery Foundation Funds Amicus Therapeutics To Advance Pharmacological Chaperone Technology
4. Cystic Fibrosis Foundation Launches National Cycling Series to Benefit Critical Research and Care
5. National Patient Safety Foundation Awards Grant to Research Safety of Computerized Ordering of Medications
6. North Carolina GlaxoSmithKline Foundation Working With Nonprofits to Promote Health, Science and Education Through Ribbon of Hope Grants
7. TransMedics, Inc. Secures $36 Million Round of Financing Lead by Foundation Capital and Kleiner Perkins Caufield & Byers
8. Physicians Foundation Warns of Potential Impact From New Medicare Cuts Effective Today
9. Oral Cancer Foundation Donates Screening Devices to West Virginia Free Clinics
10. Centene Foundation for Quality Healthcare Awards Grant to Fragile Kids Foundation
11. Limbs for Life Foundation Presents the Roaring 20s at 9th Annual Benefit Gala and Auction
Post Your Comments:
*Name:
*Comment:
*Email:
(Date:8/27/2015)... 27, 2015  PinnacleHealth CardioVascular Institute enrolled the first patient ... the United States in a trial assessing ... for blockages in the main artery of the leg. The ... potentially less risk for stent fracture or re-narrowing after the ... multicenter clinical trial of the BioMimics 3D Stent System and ...
(Date:8/27/2015)... YORK , August 27, 2015 ... published by Persistence Market Research titled "Global Market ... Witness Highest Growth by 2021", the urinary catheters market is ... the end of 2015. It is anticipated to ... 2021, to reach US$1,755.0 Mn by 2021. ...
(Date:8/27/2015)... 2015  QB3@953—a San Francisco ... California (UC) research institute and biotech accelerator— today ... identify and facilitate collaborations to translate early drug ... The agreement formalizes a relationship between QB3@953 ... and creates a new channel for DPAc to ...
Breaking Medicine Technology:First Pennsylvania Patient Treated in Landmark Vascular Study 2Global Urinary Catheters Market Will Reach US$1,755.0 Mn by 2021: Persistence Market Research 2Global Urinary Catheters Market Will Reach US$1,755.0 Mn by 2021: Persistence Market Research 3Global Urinary Catheters Market Will Reach US$1,755.0 Mn by 2021: Persistence Market Research 4QB3@953 Signs Collaboration Agreement with GSK to Identify Early-Stage Drug Discovery Opportunities 2
... Berger Health System, recognized as one of the ... to AutoCarousel® HD by Talyst, a leader of pharmacy ... has a built-to-last 10 years guarantee. Berger ... is also implementing AutoPharm®, AutoPack™ and AutoLabel® to help ...
... Lineagen, Inc., an innovative molecular diagnostics company focused on ... nonprofit subsidiary of the National Multiple Sclerosis Society, today ... validation of a blood-based assay for multiple sclerosis (MS). ... test that can aid clinicians in diagnosing MS, distinguishing ...
Cached Medicine Technology:Berger Health System Partners With Pharmacy Automation Leader to Improve Patient Safety 2Lineagen and Fast Forward Collaborate to Develop Gene and Biomarker-Based Clinical Assays for Multiple Sclerosis 2Lineagen and Fast Forward Collaborate to Develop Gene and Biomarker-Based Clinical Assays for Multiple Sclerosis 3Lineagen and Fast Forward Collaborate to Develop Gene and Biomarker-Based Clinical Assays for Multiple Sclerosis 4
(Date:8/27/2015)... , ... August 27, 2015 , ... Sunbelt® Bakery, maker ... fructose corn syrup, is changing the expectation of how protein bars should taste with ... taste unlike any other protein bar on the market today. , The new ...
(Date:8/27/2015)... ... August 27, 2015 , ... Healthpointe clinics are now ... Bernardino, and Orange County. , Designed to accommodate the busy lifestyles and ... all of its locations. Executive Physicals are scheduled so that busy professionals ...
(Date:8/27/2015)... ... August 27, 2015 , ... Standifer Insurance ... Birmingham Alabama, is launching a joint charity drive with the Meadow View Elementary ... qualify for assistance programs, and many lack the simple supplies necessary for a ...
(Date:8/27/2015)... ... August 27, 2015 , ... A study conducted in Italy suggests that it ... to chemotherapy. Surviving Mesothelioma has just posted an article on the new research. ... Milan treated mesothelioma cells with different concentrations of the chemotherapy drug cisplatin. ...
(Date:8/27/2015)... ... , ... When hiking in hot, dry weather, the three things that must ... legs and the eyes. Of the three, the eyes are the most frequently neglected ... about accelerated evaporation, dehydration and dry eye. Hiking dry eye will be the topic ...
Breaking Medicine News(10 mins):Health News:Sunbelt® Bakery Changes the Expectations of How Protein Bars Should Taste with the Introduction of Its New Protein Delights 2Health News:Sunbelt® Bakery Changes the Expectations of How Protein Bars Should Taste with the Introduction of Its New Protein Delights 3Health News:Healthpointe Now Offering Executive Physicals 2Health News:Standifer Insurance Group Initiates Charity Drive to Provide School Supplies for Underprivileged Meadow View Elementary Students 2Health News:Standifer Insurance Group Initiates Charity Drive to Provide School Supplies for Underprivileged Meadow View Elementary Students 3Health News:Scientists Say Enzymes May Influence Chemotherapy Response in Mesothelioma, According to Surviving Mesothelioma 2Health News:Hiking Can Cause Dry Eye in Long, Hot, Dry Summer of 2015 but Is Preventable 2Health News:Hiking Can Cause Dry Eye in Long, Hot, Dry Summer of 2015 but Is Preventable 3
... Angiography plus anti-clotting drug keep tissue viable, researchers say ... treatment can help save severely frostbitten limbs that might ... severe frostbite, deep tissue freezing can damage muscles, tendons, ... limb amputation, according to background information in the study. ...
... Kim Watson to Expand Global Partnerships for Clean Pesticide and Animal ... ... March 17 TyraTech (AIM:,TYR), a pioneer of safer, effective and ... markets, announced today,the appointment of Kim Watson as Senior Director Business ...
... sets record date of March 24, 2008 ... Shareholders vote approves Hillenbrand Industries name change to Hill-Rom Holdings, Inc., at separation; ... Inc., at separation, -- "Ex-Distribution" and "When Issued" Trading expected to commence March ... ...
... Inc. (NYSE:,CNO) today announced that it is declining a ... its representatives to Conseco,s board of,directors. Conseco also announced ... the investment banking firm of Morgan Stanley,as its strategic ... with Steel Partners, as well as,our other shareholders, a ...
... Randy Jackson, music industry,veteran and TV personality, is ... local community about type 2 diabetes and its ... American Heart,Association to speak on behalf of a ... living with type 2 diabetes manage the disease,and ...
... Tropical Traditions,announced today that they added Organic Raw Coconut ... be the first product of its kind introduced,to the ... of coconuts is a,cottage industry in the Philippines, and ... is highly valued due to its high concentration of,nutrients. ...
Cached Medicine News:Health News:Therapy Could Save Limbs After Frostbite 2Health News:TyraTech Adds New Sr. Director Business Development 2Health News:TyraTech Adds New Sr. Director Business Development 3Health News:Hillenbrand Industries Announces Formal Board Approval of Separation by Means of Share Distribution and Details for Completion 2Health News:Hillenbrand Industries Announces Formal Board Approval of Separation by Means of Share Distribution and Details for Completion 3Health News:Hillenbrand Industries Announces Formal Board Approval of Separation by Means of Share Distribution and Details for Completion 4Health News:Randy Jackson and the American Heart Association Educate Raleigh Area Residents About the Connection Between Type 2 Diabetes and Cardiovascular Disease 2Health News:Randy Jackson and the American Heart Association Educate Raleigh Area Residents About the Connection Between Type 2 Diabetes and Cardiovascular Disease 3Health News:Tropical Traditions Announces New Organic Raw Coconut Water Vinegar 2
... Suction Catheters With Contro-Vac Valve and DeLee ... Respiratory Suctioning, ,Medline's 6 and 8Fr, ... Tips are the optimal tools for treating ... forward placed suction valve to minimize mucous ...
Sterile Straight Packed TOUCH-TROL Suction Catheters...
Sterile Single Loop Pediatric Suction Catheters with TOUCH-TROL Valve...
Suction catheter with thumb valve, two eyes, whistle tip...
Medicine Products: