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03.09.2014 Gurus raises $0.8M for preclinical trials of a drug for correction of cognitive disorders
Gurus BioPharm raises a capital to start preclinical trials of original drug candidate GUR-801 enhancing cognitive functions in Alzheimer's disease patients.
GUR-801 is original drug candidate, which showed high efficacy in enhancing cognitive functions in animal models (scopolamine-induced amnesia, Morris water maze). High activity of GUR-801 is due to the simultaneous effect on two biotargets involved in the mechanisms of storing information which are NMDA and AMPA receptors. The drug is expected to have esterase activities and mitochondrial protection effect. In case of specific efficacy confirmation in further research, GUR-801 can be an effective drug for enhancing cognitive function in patients with various types of dementias, including Alzheimer's disease.