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Teva enters global pharma partnering for Huntington’s treatment

Posted on 30 July 2013

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Teva Pharmaceutical Industries announced the formation of a global pharma partnering  research collaboration to create a comprehensive understanding and drive insights into neuroprotective therapeutic approaches in Huntington disease.

The pharma partnering brings together the field's leading scientific researchers from Singapore, the United Kingdom, Canada, Germany, United States and Israel in a coordinated and intense research program developed in Israel by Dr. Michael Hayden, one of the foremost experts on Huntington disease.

The focus of the pharma partnering program is the interaction between laquinimod, a neuroprotective agent currently being investigated in multiple sclerosis, and various molecular pathways operative in Huntington disease.

The collaboration consists of leading Huntington disease research centers and others, purposely selected for their expertise in specific pathways relevant to HD. They include:

Prof. Sarah Tabrizi, Professor of Clinical Neurology, University College London (UCL), Institute of Neurology

Dr. Mahmoud A. Pouladi, Translational Laboratory in Genetic Medicine (TLGM) at the National University of Singapore (NUS) and Biomedical Science Institutes (BMSI)

Prof. Ralf Gold, Department of Neurology, St. Josef Hospital/Ruhr University Bochum, Germany,

Dr. Blair Leavitt, Department of Medical Genetics, The University of British Colombia

Prof. Gareth John, Associate Professor Neurology, Mount Sinai School of Medicine

Prof. Daniel Offen, Director, the Neuroscience Laboratory at Felsenstein Medical Research Center, Sackler School of Medicine, Tel Aviv university.

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