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2014-03-17 00:23:45

EPI-743 in two phase 2 development studies for Friedreich's ataxia MOUNTAIN VIEW, Calif., March 17, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- Edison Pharmaceuticals today announced that the United States Food and Drug Administration granted Fast Track designation to EPI-743, the company's lead drug, for the treatment of Friedreich's ataxia. EPI-743 is being developed for pediatric and adult mitochondrial disease, including Friedreich's ataxia. EPI-743 has successfully completed phase 1 and multiple...

2014-03-10 00:21:49

First subject enrolled in pivotal clinical trial MOUNTAIN VIEW, Calif., March 10, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- Edison Pharmaceuticals today announced the initiation of a phase 2B/3 study entitled, "A Phase 2B/3 Open-label Study of EPI-743 in Children with Leigh Syndrome" to be conducted in conjunction with Dainippon Sumitomo Pharma Co, Ltd. The trial is an open-label study lasting six months. To be eligible for the trial, children must have clinical and radiographic evidence of Leigh...

2014-02-04 23:27:41

MitoAction and UMDF have joined together to congratulate Edison Pharmaceuticals in their announcement last week of a nearly $4.3 billion strategic partnership with Dainippon Sumitomo Pharma Co., Ltd. of Japan. (PRWEB) February 04, 2014 The nation’s leading mitochondrial disease patient advocacy organizations have joined together to congratulate Edison Pharmaceuticals in their announcement last week of a nearly $4.3 billion strategic partnership with Dainippon Sumitomo Pharma Co., Ltd....

2014-02-04 00:21:05

EPI-743 in phase 2 development for Friedreich's ataxia MOUNTAIN VIEW, Calif., Feb. 4, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- Edison Pharmaceuticals today announced that the US Food and Drug Administration has granted Orphan Status to vatiquinone for the treatment of Friedreich's ataxia. Vatiquinone is the International Nonproprietary Name (INN) for Edison's EPI-743. The INN is a unique international name issued by the World Health Organization. It is used to identify the active pharmacological...

2014-01-15 16:24:10

Furthering the future of cell metabolism research in China BILLERICA, Mass., Jan. 15, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- Seahorse Bioscience, the world leader in cellular metabolic analyzers and assay kits for measuring real-time metabolism, has announced a scholarship agreement with Dr. Guan Min-Xin, Ph.D., Dean, College of Life Sciences, and Director, Institute of Genetics at the Zhejiang University in Hangzhou, China. The scholarship will provide sponsorship to 6 graduate students for...

2014-01-08 23:22:10

The conference offers physicians and specialists who are not mitochondrial experts an opportunity to understand more about identifying mitochondrial diseases, managing adults and children with mitochondrial disorders, and assisting patients with treatment options and coordinated care. Los Angeles, CA (PRWEB) January 08, 2014 In an ongoing effort to improve mitochondrial disease patient care, MitoAction, in collaboration with the organization’s Medical Advisory Committee, will host the...

Scientists Develop Chemical That May Stop Aging Process
2013-12-19 19:19:49

Brett Smith for redOrbit.com – Your Universe Online Through working with tiny cell structures called mitochondria, scientists may have unlocked one of the secrets of the aging process. According to a new study in the journal Cell, researchers found a sequence of molecular events that foster intracellular communication between the mitochondria and the nucleus. As this communication breaks down, the aging process speeds up. "The aging process we discovered is like a married couple...

Study Sheds Light On Treatment For Parkinson's Disease
2013-11-25 07:02:43

NIH/National Institute of Neurological Disorders and Stroke Scientists at the National Institutes of Health have used RNA interference (RNAi) technology to reveal dozens of genes which may represent new therapeutic targets for treating Parkinson's disease. The findings also may be relevant to several diseases caused by damage to mitochondria, the biological power plants found in cells throughout the body. "We discovered a network of genes that may regulate the disposal of dysfunctional...

2013-10-07 09:16:29

Study reverses understanding of heart cell development Mitochondria are the power plants of cells, manufacturing chemical fuel so a cell can perform its many tasks. These cellular power plants also are well known for their role in ridding the body of old or damaged cells. Now, researchers at Washington University School of Medicine in St. Louis and the University of Padua-Dulbecco Telethon Institute in Italy have shown that mitochondria remarkably also orchestrate events that determine...


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