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Video: UCB Launches Vimpat(R) in the U.S. for Add-On Treatment of Epilepsy in Adults
Date:5/26/2009

or protein-2 (CRMP-2), an important target that affects the way that nerves differentiate and grow. The precise nature of the interaction between Vimpat(R) and CRMP-2 and between CRMP-2 and seizure control is not known.

About Epilepsy

Epilepsy is a chronic neurological disorder affecting approximately 50 million people worldwide and three million people in the U.S.--making it more common than multiple sclerosis and Parkinson's disease combined. It is caused by abnormal, excessive electrical discharges of the nerve cells, or neurons, in the brain. Epilepsy is characterized by a tendency to have recurrent seizures and defined by two or more unprovoked seizures. There are many different seizure types and epileptic syndromes. Roughly 20-30 percent of people living with epilepsy have either uncontrolled seizures or significant side effects secondary to medication. This highlights the ongoing need for the development of new AEDs. For more information about epilepsy, visit www.epilepsyadvocate.com and www.livebeyondepilepsy.com.

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    Antje Witte,
    Corporate Communications & Investor Relations,
    UCB
    T +32.2.559.9414,
    antje.witte@ucb.com

    Nancy Nackaerts,
    External Communications,
    UCB
    T +32.2.559.9264,
    nancy.nackaerts@ucb.com

    Eric Miller,
    Corporate Communications U.S.,
    UCB
    T +1.770.970.8569,
    eric.miller@ucb.com

    Andrea Levin,
    Public Relations Manager U.S.,
    CNS, UCB
    T +1.770.970.8352,
    andrea.levin@ucb.com

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