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BG NEGEV LICENSES PARKINSON’S DRUG PLATFORM

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Monday, May 7th, 2012

BGN Technologies, Ben Gurion University’s technology transfer company, has signed a licensing agreement for its V-Smart drug delivery technology with New York’s Lauren Sciences LLC.  Lauren will develop the technology as a platform for treating central nervous system diseases, including Parkinson’s, Alzheimer’s, Amyotrophic Lateral Sclerosis, and brain malignancies.  The V-Smart technology pinpoints where the drug will be released in the brain, increasing effectiveness and reducing adverse effects.  Lauren was recently awarded a grant from the Michael J. Fox Foundation to develop a V-Smart therapeutic for Parkinson’s disease.