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Intellect Neurosciences, Inc. Announces Independent Studies on Copper Binding Properties of its Lead Candidate OXIGON(TM)
Date:3/3/2009

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About Alzheimer's disease

Alzheimer's disease, the most common form of dementia, is characterized by progressive loss of memory and cognition, ultimately leading to complete debilitation and death. A hallmark feature of Alzheimer's pathology is the presence of insoluble protein deposits, known as beta-amyloid, on the surface of nerve cells, which results from the accumulation of soluble beta-amyloid in the brain. The effects of the disease are devastating to the patients as well as the caregivers, with significant associated health care costs. It is estimated that there are more than 5 million Americans and about 30 million people suffering from Alzheimer's disease world wide, with the number expected to increase dramatically as the global population ages. Currently marketed drugs transiently affect some of the symptoms of the disease, but there are no drugs on the market today that slow or arrest the progression of the disease. These symptomatic drugs are projected to generate more than US $6 billion in sales by 2010, indicating both the size of the market and the demand for effective treatment beyond symptomatic improvements.

About Intellect Neurosciences, Inc.

Intellect Neurosciences, Inc. is a biopharmaceutical company engaged in the discovery and development of disease-modifying therapeutic agents for the treatment and prevention of Alzheimer's disease and other disorders. The Company's drug product pipeline includes OXIGON(TM), which has been tested in Phase 1 clinical trials; IN-N01, a humanized monoclonal antibody designed to promote the clearance of soluble beta amyloid; and RECALL-VAX, a vaccine technology that has potential to delay or prevent Alzheimer's disease in people who are at risk. The Company has underlying intellectual property assets, including several patent families supporting its internal programs, and a pivotal patent estate regarding passive AD immunoth
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