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Intellect Neurosciences, Inc. and CHDI, Inc. Enter Into Compound Testing Agreement to Evaluate OXIGON(TM) as a Potential Treatment for Huntington Disease
Date:9/20/2007

that accumulates in the brain of Alzheimer's patients and potentially other abnormal proteins such as those found in Huntington's disease. Preclinical studies using transgenic mouse models have provided evidence that OXIGON(TM) has the potential to reduce brain amyloid burden and improve cognition in Alzheimer's disease.

Intellect is the exclusive licensee of patents related to the use of OXIGON(TM), which are owned jointly by New York University and the University of South Alabama Research Foundation. Patents have been granted in Europe, the United States and several other countries.

About Huntington Disease

Huntington disease is a familial disease, passed from parent to child through a mutation in a gene. Each child of a HD parent has a 50-50 chance of inheriting the HD gene which causes programmed degeneration of brain cells and results in emotional disturbance, loss of intellectual faculties and uncontrolled movements. Most people with HD develop the symptoms at midlife but in some people onset occurs in infancy or old age. The average survival time after onset is approximately fifteen to twenty years. It is estimated that about one in every 10,000 persons has the HD gene. At this time, there is no way to stop or reverse the course of Huntington disease.

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. Intellect has recently completed Phase I clinical trials for OXIGON(TM), a unique antioxidant and anti-amyloid compound that has potential to treat Alzheimer's disease and other disorders. Also, the Company has a broad proprietary immunotherapy platform for both passive and active immunization against Alzheimer's disease.

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