Presentation highlights the use ProMIS' proprietary discovery platform to identify novel
therapeutic targets on misfolded proteins in multiple neurodegenerative diseases
TORONTO and CAMBRIDGE, MA, Sept. 28, 2017 /PRNewswire/ - ProMIS Neurosciences, Inc., a biotechnology company focused on the discovery and development of precision treatments for neurodegenerative diseases, announced that Neil Cashman, MD, Professor and Canada Research Chair, University of British Columbia and Chief Scientific Officer, ProMIS Neurosciences, will present today at the 3rd Annual Neuroscience R&D Technologies Conference: Exploring Cutting-edge Technologies in Pre-clinical Neuroscience Studies.
Dr. Cashman's presentation, entitled Misfolding Proteins in Neurodegenerative Diseases describes the roles of toxic misfolded proteins as underlying drivers of multiple neurodegenerative diseases, including Alzheimer's disease and amyotrophic lateral sclerosis (ALS).
Commenting on the presentation, Eugene Williams, ProMIS Executive Chairman, stated, "We are delighted with the international recognition Neil Cashman is receiving for his important work in neurodegenerative diseases. Using ProMIS' proprietary discovery platform across a range of neurodegenerative diseases, Dr. Cashman and our team have identified novel therapeutic targets on toxic misfolded proteins, including Amyloid beta oligomers in Alzheimer's disease, TDP43 in ALS, and alpha synuclein in Parkinson's disease. Antibodies selectively binding these novel targets, such as ProMIS' validated lead product candidate for Alzheimer's disease, PMN310, offer an exciting approach to the development of potential best-in-class therapeutics."
The 3rd Annual Neuroscience R&D Technologies Conference, to be held in London, UK, September 28-29, 2017, is focused on sharing current market trends, technological advancements, and future challenges in pre-clinical neuroscience research. The conference gathers leading experts from the pharmaceutical industry and research institutes to evaluate the latest technologies in neuroscience R&D with expert keynote presentations, live case studies, and breakthrough panel discussions.
About ProMIS Neurosciences, Inc.
ProMIS Neurosciences is a TSX listed biotechnology company (trading symbol: PMN.TO), headquartered in Toronto, Ontario and with offices in Cambridge, Massachusetts. The mission of ProMIS is to discover and develop precision medicine therapeutics for effective treatment of neurodegenerative diseases, in particular Alzheimer's disease and ALS.
ProMIS Neurosciences' proprietary target discovery engine is based on the use of two, complementary techniques. The Company applies its thermodynamic, computational discovery platform—ProMIS™ and Collective Coordinates — to predict novel targets known as Disease Specific Epitopes (DSEs) on the molecular surface of misfolded proteins. Using this unique "precision medicine" approach, ProMIS Neurosciences is developing novel antibody therapeutics and specific companion diagnostics for Alzheimer's disease and ALS. In addition, ProMIS Neurosciences owns a portfolio of therapeutic and diagnostic patents relating to misfolded SOD1 in ALS, and currently has a preclinical monoclonal antibody therapeutic against this target.
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