logo
Share SHARE
FONT-SIZE Plus   Neg

Sanofi, MJFF Collaborate On Potential New Treatment For Parkinson's Disease

Sanofi (SNY,SNYNF.PK) said it has entered into a collaboration with the Michael J. Fox Foundation, or MJFF, to conduct a clinical trial to assess the safety and tolerability of AVE 8112, a Sanofi PDE4 inhibitor - phosphodiesterase type 4 inhibitor - in patients with Parkinson's disease.

As per the terms of the collaboration, MJFF will sponsor a phase I b clinical trial to assess the safety and tolerability of AVE8112 in patients with Parkinson's disease. All data and results generated by the clinical trial will be owned by MJFF and shared with Sanofi. The company noted that further development plans will be based upon the results of the study.

Todd Sherer, chief executive officer of MJFF, stated, "AVE8112 has shown promising pro-cognitive activity in preclinical models that could be of interest to the under-addressed cognitive aspects of Parkinson's disease, an area of unmet need where a new treatment could make a tangible difference in patients' lives. Groundbreaking collaborations with like-minded partners such as Sanofi are a hallmark of the Fox Foundation's approach and help us speed scientific advances with potential to improve the treatment of Parkinson's for patients today and in the future."

Patient enrollment in the study is expected to begin later 2012.

by RTT Staff Writer

For comments and feedback: editorial@rttnews.com

Business News

Editors Pick
Life expectancy at birth in the U.S. is already lower than most other developed nations and is now projected to fall further behind by 2030, according to a new study. It also suggests that by 2030, national female life expectancy in South Korea could break the 90 year barrier. Department store chain J.C. Penney Co. Inc. on Friday reported a turnaround to profit in the fourth quarter as a slight decline in sales was more than offset by lower expenses. Adjusted earnings per share for the quarter beat analysts' expectations, while revenues slightly missed their estimates. Earlier today, J.C. Penny announced a plan to optimize its national retail operations. Google is planning to significantly expand a carpool service on its navigational app Waze, according to a report in the Wall Street Journal. The move indicates the company is edging closer to a potential clash with ride-hailing service Uber Technologies Inc.
comments powered by Disqus
Follow RTT