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Another Alzheimer’s failure as Targacept trial disappoints

Another Alzheimer’s failure as Targacept trial disappoints

This June the UK's Medical Research Council (MRC) launched a £16m dementia research programme and Austrian biopharma company AFFiRiS claimed its drug candidate AD04 was the first therapy to show

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  • Burden of proof Burden of proof

    So AFFiRiS' recently announced 'breakthrough' should be a cause for celebration. ... And although AFFiRiS says AD04's results are the first ever to meet EMA and FDA criteria for disease modifications in Alzheimer's, the trial was not a controlled study

  • AFFiRiS claims a first in Alzheimer's disease therapy AFFiRiS claims a first in Alzheimer's disease therapy

    AFFiRiS, however, believes its data reveals a more profound impact using its vaccination approach. ... AFFiRiS' R&D approach is to develop a portfolio of peptide vaccines against various forms of a drug target like beta-amyloid and test them in parallel.

  • Ali Alloueche to lead business strategy at Austrian biopharma Affiris

    In his new role Alloueche will oversee Affiris' business activities, strategic alliances and partnerships. ... Alloueche said: "Affiris is one of the most dynamic biopharmaceutical companies in Europe.

  • AFFiRiS Alzheimer vaccine begins efficacy trial

    AFFiRiS' Alzheimer's vaccine candidate AD02 has begun phase II clinical testing, with hopeful efficacy confirmation by 2012. ... Vienna-based AFFiRiS' Alzheimer's vaccine candidate AD02 has begun phase II clinical testing - the hope being that

  • GSK Biologicals signs Alzheimer's deal with AFFiRiS

    The vaccines, which are currently under Phase I clinical development, are being developed using the AFFiRiS' AFFiTOPE technology. ... The deal will see AFFiRIS receive an up-front payment of £17.5m with the possibility of future milestone and royalty

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