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December 3rd, 2003
Companies enter deals to test drugs for diseases in the brain
Designing therapeutic drugs to treat degenerative diseases such as Alzheimer’s and Lou Gehrig’s is challenging enough. But getting them past the protective blood-brain barrier and into brain tissue can prove mind-boggling.
Two biotechnology companies that specialize in nanoscale pharmaceuticals signed deals recently that may allow them to accomplish both feats. Advectus Life Sciences Inc. in Vancouver and C Sixty Inc. in Houston announced partnerships that could pave the way for therapies for Alzheimer’s, Lou Gehrig’s disease and other life-threatening conditions.
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