AC Immune Awarded Michael J. Fox Foundation Grant to Accelerate Development of Parkinson’s Disease Diagnostic Imaging Agent
Over the last four years,
The program has generated multiple compounds that bind with high-affinity and selectivity to human PD brain-derived, pathological a-syn in preclinical studies. A lead a-syn PET tracer candidate entered clinical trials earlier this year — also with MJFF funding — focused on imaging of pathological a-syn in PD and other synucleinopathies. AC Immune’s a-syn PET tracers are derived from the Company’s proprietary small molecule MorphomerTM discovery platform. The Company is also advancing the development of oral small molecule a-syn inhibitors and SupraAntigenTM-derived anti-a-syn antibodies as novel therapeutic candidates targeting PD and a-syn-related NeuroOrphan diseases.
As a strategic leader in the field of neurodegenerative diseases,
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