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NeuroPhage Pharmaceuticals, a privately held company based in Cambridge, Massachusetts, has been quietly advancing novel approaches to the treatment of neurodegenerative diseases, and now has gained attention by landing $12.4 million in new venture funding. It will use the funds to begin preparations for a Phase I trial of its lead candidate to treat Alzheimer's disease, NPT001, which disaggregates existing beta amyloid plaques.
Palatin Technologies has appointed Dr Jeffrey Edelson chief medical officer. He has more than 15 years' leadership experience in the clinical development of medicines for the pharmaceutical and biotech industries, having previously served as executive vice-president of R&D and chief medical officer of Ikano Therapeutics.
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