AZD4694, NAV4694 STRUCTURE
Navidea starts clinical trial for Alzheimer’s diagnostic drug
Business First of Columbus
The Phase 3 trial for the Alzheimer’s agent, at the moment named NAV4694, will compare how well the drug displays the buildup of a damaging protein in the brain of patients believed to have Alzheimer’s compared with what’s found in the autopsy. There …
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Navidea Biopharmaceuticals, a Dublin, Ohio biopharmaceutical company focused on precision diagnostics, earlier this week announced the completion of a study of its novel radiopharmaceutical NAV4694 as a biomarker for Alzheimer’s disease (AD).
NAV4694 is designed to aid visual detection and quantification of cerebral beta amyloid in diagnosing Alzheimer’s disease (AD). One hallmark of AD is the accumulation of beta amyloid plaques between nerve cells in the brain.
The study was designed and conducted by Navidea’s partner, AstraZeneca, to assess the safety and of the biomarker during PET scanning in subjects with AD and in healthy volunteers. Efficacy measures included binding parameters and overall image quality. The 16-patient trial was completed at Karolinska Institutet sites in Stockholm, Sweden.