Bionomics and MSD Hosting Cognition and Alzheimer's Symposium Featuring Australian and US Speakers

- Symposium speakers include some of the world's most respected experts

- Speakers and audience benefit from reports on latest advances in the science and treatment options

Nov 13, 2015, 06:00 ET from Bionomics Limited

ADELAIDE, Australia, Nov. 13, 2015 /PRNewswire/ -- Bionomics Limited (ASX:BNO, OTCQX:BNOEF), a biopharmaceutical company focused on the discovery and development of innovative therapeutics for the treatment of diseases of the central nervous system (CNS) and cancer, will co-host a one-day symposium in Adelaide at the Crowne Plaza, Hindmarsh Square on Monday 16 November 2015 on Drug Discovery and Development for Cognition and Alzheimer's Disease featuring Australian and US experts.

Bionomics has combined with Merck & Co Inc., of Kenilworth NJ (known as Merck, Sharp and Dohme or MSD, outside the United States and Canada) to arrange the event.

This is the third annual Bionomics - MSD symposium and will be the biggest to date with over 200 registrations. Attendees include researchers, medical personnel and patient support groups as well as investors and life science analysts.

The purpose of the forum is to inform and discuss the latest advances in the understanding of these conditions and treatment options.

The symposium will be opened by Bionomics CEO and Managing Director Dr Deborah Rathjen and closed by Dr Susanne Fiedler MSD VP and Managing Director, Australia & New Zealand.

The keynote presentation will be by Dr Darryle Schoepp, Vice President & Therapeutic Area Head, Neuroscience, MSD on Challenges in Neuroscience Discovery and Development: What has Changed and Where are we Headed.

Dr Frank Yocca, Senior Vice President, CNS Research and Development of BioXcel will present Emerging Area for Drug Development: Psychiatric Based Symptoms of Neurodegenerative Disorders.

Another notable presenter is Dr Richard Hargreaves, Vice President, Discovery Science, Biogen who will speak on Use of Imaging for Neuroscience Drug Discovery and Development.

Please find the program here:
Registration is free.

About Bionomics Limited

Bionomics (ASX: BNO) is a global, clinical stage biopharmaceutical company leveraging its proprietary platform technologies to discover and develop a deep pipeline of best in class, novel drug candidates focused on the treatment of serious central nervous system disorders and on the treatment of cancer. Bionomics' lead drug candidate BNC210, currently in Phase 2 for the treatment of generalized anxiety disorder, is a novel, proprietary negative allosteric modulator of the alpha-7 (alpha-7) nicotinic acetylcholine receptor. The Company is also developing BNC101, its lead humanized monoclonal antibody targeting a key receptor on cancer stem cells that is overexpressed in metastatic colorectal cancer, metastatic pancreatic cancer and many other solid tumours; BNC101 is expected to enter clinical trials in the fourth quarter of 2015. Bionomics has strategic partnerships with Merck & Co., Inc (known as MSD outside the United States and Canada) in pain and cognition.

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