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Navidea Biopharmaceuticals Announces Participation in Alzheimer’s Disease Scientific Meetings

Navidea Biopharmaceuticals, Inc. (NYSE Amex: NAVB), a specialty pharmaceutical company focused on precision diagnostic radiopharmaceuticals, today announced that Dr. Thomas Tulip, Navidea’s EVP and Chief Business Officer, was invited to present at two Alzheimer’s Disease (AD) conferences: Alzheimer’s Disease Neuroimaging Initiative (ADNI) Private Partner Scientific Board meeting and the German Nuclear Medicine Convention. Focused on Navidea’s AZD4694 radiopharmaceutical imaging biomarker for the detection of cerebral amyloid in Alzheimer’s disease (AD) patients, Dr. Tulip’s presentations highlighted AZD4694 background, status and strong attributes, such as high sensitivity and low non-target accumulation. These and other characteristics of the agent appear to make it an excellent candidate as a biomarker to facilitate enhanced therapeutic drug development.

NYAS Symposium Review: Biomarkers and Brain Imaging of Presymptomatic Alzheimer’s Disease

The New York Academy of Sciences (NYAS) symposium, Biomarkers and Brain Imaging of Presymptomatic Alzheimer’s Disease, was held last week Tuesday. About 150 people were in attendance consisting of a mix of academic and industrial researchers. [On a side note, the NYAS symposium office is located on the 40th floor of 7 World Trade Center and the views of New York city are spectacular.]

Lundbeck Canada Donates $2.7 Million to Fund Ground-breaking Depression Research

Lundbeck Canada has made a landmark donation of $2.7 million to support ground-breaking research at the University Health Network to identify biomarkers (biological markers) that will enhance the diagnosis and treatment of patients suffering from major depression and bipolar disorder.

Global Standardization for Alzheimer’s Biomarkers Moves a Major Step Closer to Reality

Citeline, an Informa business unit, and the world’s leading research authority on pharmaceutical clinical trials recently reviewed the findings from the 14th International Conference on Alzheimer’s Disease (ICAD 2011/AAIC 2011) July 16-21, 2011, noting that while pharma continues to develop beta amyloid targeting drugs, amyloid targets are moving ahead in terms of biomarkers and early warning for risk of Alzheimer’s.

Biomarker Briefs: July 25, 2011

Biomarker Briefs is an occasionally recurring series highlighting particularly interesting articles on biomarkers and/or personalized medicine.