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L'X fragile sera vaincu | Fragile X will be conquered

Cortex Obtains Exclusive Worldwide Rights for the Combination of AMPAKINE(R) and mGluR5 Compounds for the Treatment of Fragile X

Marketwatch.com |

IRVINE, Calif., Oct 06, 2010 (BUSINESS WIRE) — Cortex Pharmaceuticals, Inc. (OTCBB (CORX)) announced that the rights to a published patent application entitled, “Pharmacological Modulation of Positive AMPA Receptor Modulator Effects on Neurotrophin Expression” (PCT/US2007/066947), has been licensed exclusively to Cortex from the University of California.

This broad method-of-use patent application covers the combined use of AMPAKINE compounds and metabotropic glutamate receptor type 5 (mGluR5) antagonists for the treatment of Fragile X syndrome, the most common genetically proven cause of autism, and for the treatment of Parkinson’s disease, Huntington’s disease and other neurodegenerative disorders. “Early clinical studies with mGluR5 antagonists have shown promising results in Fragile X patients, and in animal studies the combination of these agents with our AMPAKINE compounds provides additional benefit via synergistic effects. If these effects hold up in clinical studies, the combination of these agents could be an important treatment option for Fragile X patients,” commented Dr. Mark A. Varney, President and CEO of Cortex.


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