Parkinson’s UK

Keapstone Therapeutics created as new virtual biotech for Parkinson’s

Monday, March 20, 2017

The University of Sheffield and Parkinson’s UK have combined forces to create Keapstone Therapeutics. The goal of the newly formed company is to help move research into nuclear factor erythroid 2-related factor 2 (Nrf2) through the development process and, hopefully, into testable treatments for Parkinson’s disease. Parkinson’s disease affects around 1 million people in the U.S. and 127,000 in the U.K.

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Neuro-MAP, MRC Technology to jumpstart drug development for brain diseases

Wednesday, November 19, 2014

Drugs for brain diseases such as dementia, motor neurone disease and Parkinson’s, which have stalled in development, could be revived thanks to up to $47.1 million in funding and resources from a global coalition of charities and funders. The Neurodegeneration Medicines Acceleration Program (Neuro-MAP), led by U.K. medical research charity MRC Technology, will help charities and funding bodies identify promising drug projects no longer in development and help scientists take them forward to the next stage.

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MRC Technology, Parkinson’s U.K. launch “call for targets”

Wednesday, September 4, 2013

MRC Technology, a technology transfer organization, and Parkinson’s U.K., a support and research charity, have announced a joint “call for targets.” The call aims to identify and fund either one or two projects focused on potential small molecule or antibody targets to slow, stop or reverse the progression of Parkinson’s. The call to academic researchers seeks to fund target validation and proof-of-concept studies prior to initiating a full-scale drug discovery project.

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MRC Technology, Parkinson’s U.K. launch joint call for targets

Wednesday, August 14, 2013

MRC Technology, a technology transfer organization, and Parkinson’s U.K., a support and research charity, have announced a joint call for targets. The call aims to identify and fund either one or two projects focused on potential small molecule or antibody targets to slow, stop or reverse the progression of Parkinson’s. The call to academic researchers seeks to fund target validation and proof-of-concept studies prior to initiating a full-scale drug discovery project.

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