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Spinifex's EMA401 could be first-in-class treatment for neuropathic pain
Monday, August 29, 2011
Marketed therapies for neuropathic pain can have severe
central nervous system side effects that limit their use. Spinifex
Pharmaceuticals Pty. Ltd. thinks its EMA401, a first-in-class selective
angiotensin II type 2 receptor antagonist, will be safer because it acts only
on the peripheral nervous system and is effective at lower doses than current
Spinifex hopes to begin Phase
II trials in late August or September using the A$6.3 million ($6.5 million) it
received last week in the final tranche of an A$18.3 million series B round.
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