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Takeda and Zinfandel Pharmaceuticals Sign Licensing Agreement for Alzheimer's Disease Biomarker in Combination with Pioglitazone
Date:1/10/2011

tics in general, and the TOMM40 biomarker specifically, to identify at-risk individuals who may be candidates for treatment in a pharmacogenetics-assisted clinical trial," said Dr. Roses. "We look forward to working with a partner like Takeda, who shares our commitment to reducing the prevalence of Alzheimer's disease over the next 20-30 years."

Alzheimer's disease is a degenerative brain disease characterized by a progressive decline in memory, thinking, comprehension, calculation, language, learning capacity and judgment sufficient to impair personal activities of daily living. Approximately 18 million people worldwide are currently suffering from Alzheimer's disease, and the rate of occurrence doubles every five years for those between 65 and 85 years of age.

About Takeda Pharmaceutical Company Limited

Located in Osaka, Japan, Takeda is a research-based global company with its main focus on pharmaceuticals. As the largest pharmaceutical company in Japan and one of the global leaders of the industry, Takeda is committed to strive towards better health for patients worldwide through leading innovation in medicine. Additional information about Takeda is available through its corporate website, www.takeda.com.

About Zinfandel Pharmaceuticals

Zinfandel Pharmaceuticals, based in Durham, NC, is a privately held company dedicated to using pharmacogenetics to improve prediction of risk for Alzheimer's disease and thus facilitate the development of effective therapies.


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