20:39 , May 11, 2018 |  BioCentury  |  Emerging Company Profile

Enterin the gut

Enterin Inc. has a new twist on the longstanding Parkinson’s disease target alpha synuclein. The biotech is inhibiting the protein’s accumulation in intestinal nerves rather than in the brain, with the goal of treating constipation...
16:32 , Jun 20, 2017 |  BC Innovations  |  Distillery Therapeutics

Cancer

INDICATION: Melanoma Patient sample and cell culture studies suggest α-synuclein inhibitors could help treat melanoma. In patients, tumor levels of α-synuclein were higher in cases of more advanced disease, including metastatic growth phase and vertical growth...
07:00 , Jul 21, 2016 |  BC Innovations  |  Distillery Therapeutics

Therapeutics: α-synuclein (SNCA)

Neurology INDICATION: Stroke Mouse studies suggest α-synuclein inhibitors could help treat stroke. In a mouse model of stroke caused by transient middle cerebral artery occlusion, systemic knockout of α-synuclein decreased infarct volume and increased motor function and...
07:00 , May 12, 2016 |  BC Innovations  |  Translation in Brief

PET projects

Recent high-profile failures in clinical trials for Alzheimer's disease (AD) have underscored the role that imaging agents could play in identifying the right trial populations and tracking their responses. AC Immune S.A. and Biogen Inc....