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Rock Creek Pharmaceuticals Discloses Filing of Provisional Patent Application For Isolated Anatabine Isomer
Date:2/9/2011

ssociated with numerous disorders, including those with inflammatory components, aberrant immune response and/or inappropriate cell proliferation.  The provisional application indicates that the disorders which may be treated with this discovery include inflammation occurring in brain swelling or neurodegenerative disease such as Alzheimer's disease, multiple sclerosis and Parkinson's disease.  

Recent work at the Roskamp Institute in Sarasota, Florida, has shown that S-(-)anatabine differs in potency from the racemate and is supportive of further development of S-(-)anatabine.  Curtis Wright, IV, MD/MPH, Chief Medical Officer of Rock Creek Pharmaceuticals, stated, "We believe that this intriguing development holds within it the seeds of a new drug, and that this preparation of the an active isomer in a commercially viable form is a positive outcome toward that goal."

Star Scientific also is working with McColl Partners LLC on structuring a controlled auction for bidding by pharmaceutical companies for licensing and/or co-venturing relationships.  McColl previously has advised the company on a range of corporate finance matters, including the assessment of strategic initiatives involving new products.  McColl Partners, an independent investment banking firm co-founded by Hugh McColl, former Chairman of Bank of America, specializes in the needs of management and owners of middle-market companies.  The firm offers strategic advice and assistance to its clients regarding mergers and acquisitions.

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