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Insero Health Closes Initial Round of Financing and Signs Exclusive Licenses With Harvard and Yale
Date:2/2/2012

MIAMI, Feb. 2, 2012 /PRNewswire/ -- Insero Health, Inc., a company developing novel therapies derived from natural products, today announced that it has closed an initial financing round.  The company also announced that it has exclusively licensed key patents from Harvard University for the use of Insero's lead compound huperzine as a treatment for epilepsy and other indications.  Huperzine is sourced from a naturally occurring botanical extract that has been used for centuries in traditional Chinese medicine as a treatment for memory loss and other disorders.

The inventor on the Harvard patents, Harvard Medical School epilepsy researcher and Professor of Neurology Dr. Steven Schachter, has been named Chairman of Insero's Scientific Advisory Board (SAB).  Insero also reported that it has signed an exclusive license with Yale University for a highly efficient synthetic manufacturing process for huperzine, enabling production of a commercially scalable and consistent supply of well-defined huperzine.Natural products and their derivatives have had great success as approved therapeutics, accounting for about a third of all approved new molecular entities over the past 25 years.  Insero intends to utilize its proprietary screening and discovery platform to identify additional compounds derived from natural products with potential for treating epilepsy and related diseases.  The company also plans on leveraging the synthetic huperzine production process developed in the laboratory of Dr. Seth Herzon at Yale as a launching point for the systematic development of novel huperzine-like compositions.

"Dr. Schachter's research into the use of natural products in epilepsy is inspiring, and we are excited to have the opportunity to bring together these important technologies to potentially help the millions of people around the world who struggle with epilepsy on a daily basis," said David Kolb, founder and Chief Executive Officer
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