Axovant Sciences to Present Data on RVT-101 at 2015 AAIC

Axovant Sciences to Present Data on RVT-101 at 2015 AAIC
Axovant Sciences Ltd., a clinical-stage biopharmaceutical company addressing the cognitive, behavioral, and functional components of dementia, recently announced that two presentations on the company's drug development efforts have been accepted for the 2015 International Conference of the Alzheimer's Association (AAIC) that will take place in Washington, D.C. from the 18th until the 23rd of July, 2015. The presentations are titled: “Efficacy of RVT-101 in Mild-Moderate Alzheimer's Disease: Completer Analysis (Oral Presentation)” and "The Efficacy of RVT-101, a 5-HT6 Receptor Antagonist, As an Adjunct to Donepezil in Adults with Mild-to-Moderate Alzheimer's Disease: Completer Analysis of a Phase 2b Study," both of which will be presented during the "Developing Topics Session: Clinical Trial Results" on Wednesday, July 22, 2015. Alzheimer's disease is a progressive neurodegenerative disorder. According to the Alzheimer's Association, a leading voluntary health organization in Alzheimer's disease care, support and research, Alzheimer's disease affects approximately 5.3 million people in the United States. It is estimated that between 70% and 90% of Alzheimer's disease patients aged 65 and older are classified as having mild-to-moderate Alzheimer's disease. No new chemical entity has been approved by the U.S. Food and Drug Administration for the treatment of Alzheimer's disease since 2003, with multiple drugs aimed at modifying the course of the disease having failed at various stages of development. Key opinion leaders in Alzheimer's disease research have called into question the field's historical focus on devel
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