Author Archives: Margarida Maia PhD

AlzeCure Gets Green Light for 3rd Phase 1 Study of ACD856

AlzeCure Pharma has been granted approval by Swedish regulatory authorities to start its third Phase 1 study of ACD856, the company’s leading therapeutic candidate for Alzheimer’s disease. The study is designed to test multiple ascending doses of the medication, which means that the amount of ACD856 will be…

New Study Will Test Cannabinoid-based Therapy for Agitation

SciSparc is set to start a Phase 2a study evaluating the safety and efficacy of SCI-110, its investigational cannabinoid-based therapy for Alzheimer’s disease and agitation. “We are very excited to begin our trial,” Adi Zuloff-Shani, PhD, chief technologies officer of SciSparc, said in a press release, noting…

With New Trial Data, Lecanemab Wins FDA Breakthrough Status

Based on new evidence from an ongoing Phase 2b clinical trial, the U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA) has granted breakthrough therapy designation to lecanemab, also called BAN2401, an investigational antibody for treating early Alzheimer’s disease. The therapy, being developed jointly by Eisai and Biogen, is designed to…

$10.7M NIH Grant to Fund Genetic Research in Alzheimer’s

A $10.7-million grant to investigate the genetic underpinnings of Alzheimer’s disease has been awarded to the University of Pittsburgh Graduate School of Public Health and Washington University School of Medicine in St. Louis. Despite years of research, scientists have yet to come up with a cure for Alzheimer’s disease…