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MDA Awards $750,000 to Help Summit Test New Drug Formulation in Phase 1 Clinical Trial of Potential Treatment for Duchenne Muscular Dystrophy
Date:12/19/2011

muscular dystrophy, representing a multi-year investment of close to $35 million.

In addition to annually funding some 300 research teams worldwide, MDA maintains a national network of some 200 hospital-affiliated clinics; facilitates hundreds of support groups for families affected by neuromuscular diseases; and provides extraordinary local summer camp opportunities for thousands of youngsters fighting progressive muscle diseases.  Known globally for its Labor Day Telethon, MDA is the first nonprofit to receive a Lifetime Achievement Award from the American Medical Association "for significant and lasting contributions to the health and welfare of humanity."  To learn more, watch the award-winning "Make a Muscle, Make a Difference" PSA, visit mda.org or follow MDA on Facebook or Twitter.

About Summit
Summit is an Oxford, UK based drug discovery Company with an innovative Seglin™ technology platform for the discovery of new medicines and a portfolio of drug program assets.  Seglin™ technology is using new chemistry to access biological drug targets that cannot be exploited by conventional drug discovery approaches and it is expected to have broad use in major disease areas.  Summit's program portfolio consists of a number of drug programs targeting areas of high unmet medical need including Duchenne Muscular Dystrophy and C. difficile infection.

Summit is listed on the AIM market of the London Stock Exchange and trades under the ticker symbol SUMM.  Further information is available at summi
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