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Alzheimer’s Drug Put on Fast Track

Oct. 30, 2017

The FDA conferred fast-track status on an Alzheimer’s disease drug from Alzheon.

The drug, ALZ-801, is an optimized prodrug of tramiprosate that has shown promise in clinical trials, the company said.

The forthcoming Phase 3 program for ALZ-801 will focus initially on a genetically-defined group of high-risk patients who are homozygous for the ε4 allele of apolipoprotein E (APOE4/4 homozygotes) in the mild stage of the disease. The target population could be expanded in further investigations of the treatment.

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