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Pharmasum: Down with AD
Monday, May 12, 2014
Therapeutics A/S is looking to treat the large number of Down syndrome
patients who develop Alzheimer's disease-like pathology. The company's first-in-class
inhibitor could slow cognitive decline in Down syndrome by targeting a kinase
that regulates two key pathogenic pathways in AD.
Cancer company Lytix
Biopharma A/S spun out Pharmasum this year after screening studies "serendipitously
identified small molecules that were surprisingly active and selective for
protein kinases that have been implicated in neurological diseases rather than
cancer," said Anders Fugelli, CEO of Pharmasum and former head of business
development at Lytix.
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