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Alzheon: Once more, with APOE4
Monday, November 25, 2013
Inc. is the latest company to take a stab at treating Alzheimer's
disease with a small molecule inhibitor of beta amyloid aggregation. The
company has an improved version of a previously unsuccessful compound and plans
to test it in a subset of patients it hopes will respond better than the
general patient population.
Alzheon's compound is a variant of Alzhemed tramiprosate,
which failed a Phase III AD trial by Bellus Health Inc. (formerly Neurochem Inc.) in 2007.
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