Lantheus Announces Acquisition of Cerveau Technologies, Inc., Expanding Imaging Pipeline into Alzheimer’s Disease
Alzheimer’s disease is a degenerative neurological disorder that causes an inexorable decline in cognition and function. In the
MK-6240 is a clinical stage PET development candidate designed to detect Tau protein in the form of neurofibrillary tangles in the brains of patients with known or suspected Alzheimer’s disease. MK-6240 has the potential to aid in diagnosing, staging, and informing treatment selection and response to therapy for Alzheimer’s disease. Although in clinical development, MK-6240 is currently being used in more than 60 academic and industry clinical trials around the world for several late-stage Alzheimer’s disease therapeutic candidates being developed by more than 16 pharmaceutical companies.
“This exciting acquisition aligns with our growth strategy, further diversifying our radiopharmaceutical diagnostic imaging agent pipeline to now include the most widely-used Tau PET imaging agent in Alzheimer’s disease and will provide us with an extensive roster of academic collaborations and pharmaceutical partnerships,” said
Under the terms of the agreement,
“I am pleased to be part of the next phase in the evolution of one of the most utilized research technologies available to support the development of therapeutics in Alzheimer’s research. We are excited at the potential to utilize MK-6240 as a key clinical tool supporting patient care as more therapeutics become available to the healthcare community,” said
With more than 65 years of experience in delivering life-changing science,
Cerveau’s vision is to be the premier provider of information and technology to researchers and clinicians in order to improve brain health. For more information, visit www.cerveautechnologies.com.
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i Alzheimer’s Association. Website: https://www.alz.org/alzheimers-dementia/facts-figures#:~:text=More%20than%206%20million%20Americans%20of%20all%20ages%20have%20Alzheimer's,older%20(10.7%25)%20has%20Alzheimer's. Accessed
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