Sanofi to test Parkinson's drug with Michael J. Fox Foundation

PARIS Thu Apr 19, 2012 11:27am IST

Related Topics

Stocks

   

PARIS (Reuters) - French drugmaker Sanofi said on Thursday it would collaborate with the Michael J. Fox Foundation to test an early- stage experimental treatment for Parkinson's disease.

Under the terms of the collaboration, MJFF will sponsor a phase I clinical trial to study the safety and tolerability of Sanofi's AVE8112, a drug that has shown promise in preclinical tests as a therapy for some of the psychiatric symptoms of the disease.

Parkinson's disease is a brain disorder that leads to shaking and difficulty with walking as well as mood changes and impaired memory.

All data and results generated by the clinical trial will be owned by MJFF and shared with Sanofi. Further development plans will be based on the results of the study, Sanofi said.

Patient enrollment in the study, which will be conducted in the U.S., is expected to begin later this year.

(Reporting by Elena Berton; Editing by Nina Sovich)

FILED UNDER:
Comments (0)
This discussion is now closed. We welcome comments on our articles for a limited period after their publication.

  • Most Popular
  • Most Shared

Ebola Outbreak

HEALTH SHOWCASE

H5N6 Bird Flu

H5N6 Bird Flu

China poultry farm hit in new outbreak of H5N6 bird flu.  Full Article 

Weight Loss

Weight Loss

Low-carb diets may beat low-fat options for weight loss, heart health.  Full Article 

TV and Snacking

TV and Snacking

High-action TV shows lead to more snacking: study.  Full Article 

Fighting Cyberbullies

Fighting Cyberbullies

Family dinners may help kids cope with cyberbullying.  Full Article 

Price Factor

Price Factor

Pricing is key for new heart drugs challenging cheap generics.  Full Article 

Diabetes Care

Diabetes Care

Pistachios may help reduce diabetes risk: study.  Full Article 

'Exciting' Drug

'Exciting' Drug

'Most exciting ever' Novartis drug points to huge sales.  Full Article