Cynapsus Therapeutics

Wearables track drug effectiveness in Parkinson’s patients

Monday, January 18, 2016

Cynapsus and the Michael J. Fox Foundation (MJFF) are partnering to incorporate a wearable device into a phase III study of patients with Parkinson’s disease. Similar to a smartwatch, the device is equipped with motion sensors to detect when patients have an “OFF” episode—a period where medicine stops working and motor impairment symptoms return. The symptoms include muscle stiffness or problems with starting movements, such as starting to walk or getting out of a chair.

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Michael J. Fox Foundation announces research partners

Friday, July 12, 2013

Research projects from five biopharmaceutical companies in the U.S., Canada and Israel comprise the 2013 first half of The Michael J. Fox Foundation for Parkinson’s Research (MJFF) Partnering Program. Participants’ research projects are presented directly to industry groups that may wish to invest in further development. By connecting industry leaders with those studies ripe for investment, the Foundation aims to drive forward promising research in Parkinson’s disease (PD) through the pipeline of drug development and eventually into patients’ hands.

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