Navigation Links
Foundation Venture Capital Group Invests In Start-Up Working to Reduce Side Effects of Parkinson's Treatment
Date:1/25/2013

NEW BRUNSWICK, N.J., Jan. 25, 2013 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- Parkinson's disease affects one million people in the United States and seven million worldwide. While L-Dopa is effective in treating the disease symptoms, the vast majority of patients taking it chronically eventually develop L-Dopa Induced Dyskinesia (LID), abnormal involuntary movements that can be disabling.

A new company, MentiNova, Inc., is exploring an oral medication that could reduce these uncontrollable, often chaotic movements in patients being treated with L-Dopa.  Foundation Venture Capital Group (FVCG), a New Jersey Health Foundation affiliate, has committed up to $500,000 to advance this research and development. 

According to James M. Golubieski , president of FVCG, the investment in MentiNova will allow the company to advance the status of its IND (Investigational New Drug) filing with the FDA and to perform clinical trials testing the efficacy of the treatment.

Dr. M. Maral Mouradian , the William Dow Lovett Professor of Neurology and Director of the Center for Neurodegenerative and Neuroimmunologic Diseases at the University of Medicine and Dentistry of New Jersey-Robert Wood Johnson Medical School in Piscataway, NJ, is a co-founder of the company.

Dr. Mouradian said MentiNova's focus at this time is to use a drug that is currently clinically approved and repurpose it for the treatment of LID in patients with Parkinson's disease.

"Once we can prove positive results for using this medication for patients with Parkinson's disease suffering from L-Dopa Induced Dyskinesia, we hope to be able to test it for expanded usage in patients with other conditions that are characterized by involuntary movements such as Tourette's syndrome, Huntington's disease and Tardive Dyskinesia," said Dr. Mouradian.

Res
'/>"/>

SOURCE New Jersey Health Foundation
Copyright©2012 PR Newswire.
All rights reserved

Page: 1 2 3

Related medicine technology :

1. Asthma and Allergy Foundation of America Challenges Patients and Caregivers to Get Smart About Asthma
2. New Jersey Health Foundation Awards First Two Innovation Stage Funding Grants
3. UCB, Inc. and Arthritis Foundation Partner to Celebrate the "Everyday Victories" of the Rheumatoid Arthritis Community
4. Starkey Hearing Foundation Founders Bill and Tani Austin Honored by Dalai Lama After Recent Hearing Mission to India
5. Home Affairs Committees Drugs Report: Angelus Foundation Says the Prime Minister Should Not Have Rejected a Royal Commission
6. USANA True Health Foundation: Musician Donates Proceeds Of Holiday Song To Charity
7. Cystic Fibrosis Foundation Therapeutics Announces $58 Million CF Drug Discovery Agreement with Pfizer
8. Eisai USA Foundation to Donate $100,000 to the Hurricane Sandy New Jersey Relief Fund, $50,000 to the American Red Cross
9. The Michael J. Fox Foundation Announces Fourth Quarter Participants in Partnering Program Between Awardees and Industry
10. Annai Systems And ThoughtWorks Develop Evidence Engine For The Clearity Foundation To Individualize Options For Treatment Of Ovarian Cancer
11. National Patient Advocate Foundation Urges Ohio Legislature to Support Oral Chemotherapy Legislation
Post Your Comments:
*Name:
*Comment:
*Email:
(Date:10/25/2014)...  In 2008, two of Dr. Gurney,s employees reported ... substances, on a regular basis, that were not used ... was practicing "all the time" while under the influence. ... said that Dr. Gurney was prone to "making mistakes ... Dr. Gurney,s behavior became increasingly erratic and unfocused, and ...
(Date:10/25/2014)... , Oct. 24, 2014 In conjunction ... quarter 2014 financial results press release, you are invited ... broadcast live over the internet on Monday, November 3, ... Time). A live audio webcast of the ... http://www.durect.com and clicking "Investor Relations."  If you ...
(Date:10/25/2014)... , Oct. 24, 2014 Burzynski Research Institute, ... Drug Administration (FDA) has given the company permission to ... in patients > 3 months of age with a ... placed in one of five treatment groups based on ... prior treatment for DIPG. The primary study endpoint is ...
Breaking Medicine Technology:Doctors That Harm: The Real Stories Insurance Companies Against Prop 46 Don't Want You To Know, Part 8 of Consumer Watchdog Campaign Series 2Doctors That Harm: The Real Stories Insurance Companies Against Prop 46 Don't Want You To Know, Part 8 of Consumer Watchdog Campaign Series 3DURECT Corporation Invites You to Join its Third Quarter 2014 Earnings Conference Call 2Burzynski Research Institute, Inc. Announces FDA Permission to Launch a New Clinical Trial in Diffuse Intrinsic Brainstem Glioma 2
(Date:10/25/2014)... CA (PRWEB) October 25, 2014 ... biology, today announced Dr. Xun Wang ... all Research & Development. , Triton has developed a ... value algae-based proteins. According to Dr. Wang, the platform ... traditional expression systems. He says, “Algae are unique because ...
(Date:10/25/2014)... (PRWEB) October 25, 2014 The global ... CAGR of 7.6%, to reach $50.4 billion by 2018 ... healthcare systems industry, and pharmaceutical industry are driving the ... model to enhance their focus on core business, reduce ... and trained staff (further reducing hiring and training costs), ...
(Date:10/25/2014)... Background: , In 1998 Bob Savage founded the Connecticut ... the field of establishing recovery community organizations. Bob had ... he retired, he set out to answer a couple questions ... , 1. Where are the people in recovery when ... Can the recovery community be organized to advocate for issues ...
(Date:10/25/2014)... 2014 Market Research Report ... 2009-2019 is a professional and in-depth market ... industry. The report firstly reviews the basic ... application and manufacturing technology. The report then ... Molecular Diagnostics listing their product specification, capacity, ...
(Date:10/25/2014)... York (PRWEB) October 25, 2014 ... lawsuits ( http://www.vaginalmeshlawsuit2015.com/ ) filed against Boston ... in U.S. District Court, Southern District of West ... Judgment on Punitive Damages in a group of ... a ruling issued on October 21st, U.S. District ...
Breaking Medicine News(10 mins):Health News:Triton Algae Innovations Ltd. Names Dr. Xun Wang as President 2Health News:Triton Algae Innovations Ltd. Names Dr. Xun Wang as President 3Health News:Global HCIT Outsourcing Market to Grow at 7.6% CAGR to 2018 Says a Premium Research Report Available at ReportsnReports.com 2Health News:Global HCIT Outsourcing Market to Grow at 7.6% CAGR to 2018 Says a Premium Research Report Available at ReportsnReports.com 3Health News:Global HCIT Outsourcing Market to Grow at 7.6% CAGR to 2018 Says a Premium Research Report Available at ReportsnReports.com 4Health News:CCAR Accepting Nominations for the Bob Savage Recovery Advocate of the Year Award 2Health News:Global and China Molecular Diagnostics Industry Analysis to 2019 is Now Available at RnRMarketResearch.com 2Health News:Global and China Molecular Diagnostics Industry Analysis to 2019 is Now Available at RnRMarketResearch.com 3Health News:Global and China Molecular Diagnostics Industry Analysis to 2019 is Now Available at RnRMarketResearch.com 4Health News:Transvaginal Mesh Lawsuits Move Forward, As Federal Judge Denies Motion for Summary Judgment on Punitive Damages in Florida Cases, Bernstein Liebhard LLP Reports 2Health News:Transvaginal Mesh Lawsuits Move Forward, As Federal Judge Denies Motion for Summary Judgment on Punitive Damages in Florida Cases, Bernstein Liebhard LLP Reports 3Health News:Transvaginal Mesh Lawsuits Move Forward, As Federal Judge Denies Motion for Summary Judgment on Punitive Damages in Florida Cases, Bernstein Liebhard LLP Reports 4
... Resources, an,association management and consulting firm for non-profit organizations,located ... launch of an,innovative e-learning solution to be used by ... of the service will offer a way to,increase revenue ... , "We,re excited about this ...
... CORTLANDT MANOR, N.Y., Feb. 3 Polymedco is pleased to ... and screening. It is designed to educate both patients ... cancer. The website is located at www.fobt-tests.com . ... cancer related death today in the United States. However, ...
... of change echoing across the country, Americans have been ... greatness of this nation. America,s ability to seize this ... by each individual. In celebration of the inherent excellence ... forum in which everyday stories of greatness will be ...
... Aldridge LLP (MLA) is pleased to announce that Paul ... has joined the firm in our Government Contracts Department. ... firm,s Life Sciences and Public Health Preparedness practice in ... addition to helping clients develop strategies for offering their ...
... Mich., Feb. 3 Cherries are not only good for ... According to recent,data, more than 9 out of 10 Americans ... say they,re purchasing "locally produced" products,and the majority are defining ... About ninety-five percent of cherries consumed in ...
... 3 To mark American Heart,Month, deCODE genetics (Nasdaq: ... of,February it will offer its deCODEme Cardio Scan(TM), the ... inherited risk of heart,attack, stroke and atrial fibrillation, intracranial ... promotional price of,$100. , On ...
Cached Medicine News:Health News:Center for Association Resources Launches E-Learning Service 2Health News:Nature Made(R) Seeking Stories of Individual Greatness for Upcoming Documentary 2Health News:Nature Made(R) Seeking Stories of Individual Greatness for Upcoming Documentary 3Health News:Former Assistant Secretary of Defense for Homeland Defense Joins McKenna Long & Aldridge LLP 2Health News:Cherries: 'America's Super Fruit' Offers Homegrown Health Benefits 2Health News:Cherries: 'America's Super Fruit' Offers Homegrown Health Benefits 3Health News:deCODEme(TM) Takes on Heart Disease in February 2Health News:deCODEme(TM) Takes on Heart Disease in February 3Health News:deCODEme(TM) Takes on Heart Disease in February 4Health News:deCODEme(TM) Takes on Heart Disease in February 5
... Family of infusion pumps are ... collective series of administration sets. ... offers a wide variety of ... each featuring the patented Flo-Stop ...
... The Signature Edition GOLD Infusion ... from customer input, as well as ... Human factors design refers to ... with controls and displays engineered to ...
... instruments have been designed to provide ... tool for situations requiring precise hemostasis. ... 25 gauge intraocular, bipolar, diathermy instruments. ... target tissues for fine-tip hemostasis or ...
Developed in a Microsoft Windows environment, MedInformatix provides physician practices a Computerized Patient Record (CPR) with a Practice Management System (PMS) that is both integrated and design...
Medicine Products: