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Cure SMA Awards $140,000 To Francesco Lotti From Columbia University

Francesco Lotti (http://www.curesma.org/news/grant-francesco-lotti.html) Francesco Lotti, PhD from Columbia University was recently awarded $140,000 in funding from Cure SMA to support the researcher’s current project, entitled “Role of Sumoylation in SMN Function and SMA Pathology.” SMN, which stands for “survival motor neuron,” is a protein crucial to the…

NIH Awards AMRI with 10-Year Contract for Neurologic Drug Development Services

Albany Molecular Research (AMRI), a contract research and manufacturing organization that provides drug discovery, development, cGMP manufacturing and aseptic fill and finish to the pharmaceutical and biotechnology industries, recently announced it has been granted a 10-year federal contract award care of the National Institutes of Health (NIH) to secure their drug development…

Roche Targets SMA With Acquisition of French Pharma Company

Swiss global health-care company Roche announced just last week that it has purchased Trophos, a privately-owned Marseille, France-based clinical stage pharmaceutical company that specializes in mitochondrial targeted compounds that work to improve the function and survival of stressed cells by preventing mitochondrial permeability transition, hence helping prevent cell death. Roche has taken an interest in…